Waukesha County

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Healthy Soils through Composting


Join us to explore the importance of healthy soil. View a real soil profile, understand how soil is formed, and discover the important role of organic matter. Conduct an erosion experiment and observe compost microorganisms. Learn how to put your food waste to use through the simple act of composting and improve soil health. Students will head outside to look for some of the compost microorganisms we just learned about and see how many they can find. Students will learn what it means to close the composting loop during our interactive exhibit tour.


Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Retzer Nature Center


Grade 2-3 program listing