Last Friday was Ecology Day for Hotchkiss K-8 3rd graders.

Instead of focusing on ecology through wilderness, and natural systems- we took another route- through our lunch boxes. We discussed our lunches as they relate to food chains, took a look and handled some red wrigglers (the trusty annelids that keep our compost piles churning), and introduced the concept of food miles.
Everything we put into our lunch boxes has an ecological impact.