Second-grade students at Aura Elementary School in Elk Township had to roll up their sleeves, as soil was the topic of discussion for student teacher and Rowan University senior Katelyn Micek’s student learning service project. During her March lesson, Micek, of Washington Township, covered a wide range of engaging information about soil for the students, including soil types, texture, the importance of soil to the environment, the ecology of soil, and why clean soil is important…Micek enlisted the help of Brian Quilty, a Rowan graduate and a member of FoodCorps who serves at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County, in Clayton. Quilty promotes gardening and nutrition education throughout Gloucester County. The students were familiar with Quilty because he contributes to the Grow Healthy after-school club, holds classroom lessons and helps tend to the school garden.
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