Camping Down South with the 4th Grade

Last week the 4th grade class went camping down at the southern tip of Maryland. We hiked, played, toured an oyster farm, played some more, beach bummed, ate well, slept well (mostly), and wrapped it all up with a tour of historic St. Mary’s City. It was a full 3 days…and nights! …on the last evening (at around 4:30am), a smelly visitor (skunk!) stopped by for some day-old, tent-stashed lunches. I think we all learned why Ms. Mulvihill peeks into everyones’ bags before they’re put in a tent. (A practice I will be taking on from here on out.) Ms. Skunk was especially interested in the girls’ tent, but she was no match for a football toss and emergency food evacuation.
Below is a slideshow of 80 photographs shown in chronological order. Enjoy!

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Composting with Waste Neutral

Photos of WSB’s grounds and composting systems are featured in a short video about Waste Neutral, a local waste management & composting business. The video is part of a series called “We the People 2.0” which is a collection of inspirational shorts about people doing great things to improve our planet. The videos are a project of WSB parent & Sustainability & Global Awareness Committee member, Julie Gabrielli. Watch ’em all!

Over 200 Visitors!

Yesterday we had over 200 visitors to the blog! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I’ll be posting about our indoor composting initiative soon. We now have 12 email subscribers — so we still have 4 FREE Holiday Fair tickets to give away — be the 20th or the 40th subscriber and you win. For more info read THIS former post.
Below, I’d like to share a seasonal visual treat. I passed by this magnificent golden blanket on my way into school this morning and had to turn around to capture it. Enjoy….