My name is Mackenzie, and I am in third grade. Our school is a green school and we have to do lots of dirty jobs to keep us green.
Every Friday in third grade we do Capri Sun duty. You count the Capri Sun pouches from all week and wash the container out that they were in. It is gross and stinky. And, there is old juice goo in there. We also have to clean and count the zip-lock bags and potato chips bags... they are also really gross.
Other grades also have dirty jobs to do. Fifth graders are in charge of composting. We put all of our leftover food each week in buckets in the classroom. Fifth graders have to collect these buckets of old yucky composted food and put it in the large compost bin. They also measure it, since each month the class who has the least compost gets the Golden Pig award.
When I was in second grade we worked on the nature trail. That can be messy - we have poison ivy and biting bugs. You can also get wet (our school is on the Chesapeake Bay).
We also can get wet or dirty on Friday mornings when we go and check the oysters. We have to go on the pier and shake and check their cages. (We're growing oysters as part a Bay program.)
There's lots of other things we do like this! Please come be a student for a day and you'll see all of our dirty jobs we do to help the environment!
It's not clean being green!
Eagle Cove School