On November 19, the seventeen AmeriCorps members of SCA Massachusetts went to the Abbott School in Florida, MA, to teach environmental education and help with school service projects.
The corps members worked with students from preschool to eighth grade. To help the students think about the upcoming holiday, the younger students had the opportunity to dress up like a turkey, sample fall foods that come from plants, act out a story, and create drawings of the things for which they are thankful. Fourth and fifth grade students worked with corps members to put the school garden to bed for winter, covering it with straw. Sixth through eighth grade students built a compost bin and raised garden beds for future school gardening.