Sustainability

The GMO Project

Faculty member Sylvia Strobel’s General Chemistry students spent two weeks researching and studying Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the pesticide Roundup (Glyphosate). They studied links between the two, and the possible health and environmental hazards that may be associated with both. The students’ research culminated with a poster presentation, as well as letters from the […]

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Environmental Science class students research ways to be more sustainable

Students in Mr. Casey Jones’ Environmental Science class took on the task and challenge of identifying opportunities to help make The Orme School a more sustainable community. The students were asked to create a project that illustrated how to create something of value from waste, or ways in which to conserve water, electricity and other […]

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Doctoral students visit Orme’s Sustainability Program

On Monday, January 16, fifteen students from Prescott College, along with their professor Dr. Denise Mitten, visited The Orme School to learn more about our Sustainability Program. The students, including Orme Summer Camp alumnus Kobe Biederman, are working to earn their doctorate in Sustainability Education. The group visited and toured the garden, orchard and vineyard, […]

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Sustainability Club hosts weekend workshop

Orme’s very active Sustainability Club hosted a well-attended weekend workshop for other students. The group helped participants make scented holiday goat milk soaps. Soap pieces were melted and various colors, peppermint candy pieces and fragrant essential oils were added before the cakes of soap were reformed. In addition, those in the workshop learned how to […]

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Summer harvest begins

Although students may be away enjoying their vacation time, much important work continues during the summer months in the School’s Burpee Garden, Orchard and Vineyard. Recent harvests from the Garden include the very first tomatoes of the season, beets, carrots and kale. The tops of onions, which students planted last March, are just starting to […]

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Campus community celebrates Earth Day

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, and the School’s students, faculty and staff commemorated it with a tree planting ceremony. Just before lunch, the entire community gathered on the path in front of Stirrup Dot Dorm, and two Hawthorn trees were planted by students in our Environmental & Plant Science classes. Director of Sustainability, Casey […]

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