STEM Month: Episode 13

Greenhouses are an excellent ways to grow plants, fruits and vegetables all year round. At Camp Conowingo, we are slowly working on a sustainable greenhouse project made out of recycled soda bottles. The project will look very similar to this greenhouse built by Florida Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers.

The upside of using soda bottles as the primary material to create a greenhouse is that the project is made out of recycled materials and the materials are cheap and easy to repair. The clear plastic of the bottles allows sunlight to reach the plants, but keeps the harsher environmental elements at bay. The air inside a recycled greehouse is typically 10-degrees warmer than outside, which extends the growing season for many plants. In addition, this project will keep approximately 1,400 2-liter bottles from entering the landfill.

There are many resources online that can teach you how to build a recycled greenhouse.
Here are a few:

 

If you would like to get involved with this project, please contact us at STEM@gscm.org.

Advertisements

Categories: STEM, Video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Michelle Obama Supports Girl Scouts

Michelle Obama Supports Girl Scouts

Click to view video

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Girl Scouts of Central Maryland on WordPress.com
%d bloggers like this: