Starting January 2020

Explore the county’s newest innovation in sustainability, the Anaerobic Digester. This facility composts up to 100 tons of green waste and food waste, each day. The digester converts these materials to a gas, which is then used to make electricity. Another byproduct of the digester is solid compost, which is land applied. Upon arrival at the facility, students will gather for an orientation, and begin their walking tour of the site. During the 90-minute field trip students will observe the grinding process, which occurs before the organic materials enter the digester. Through a small observation window, they can view the inside of the 100-foot long compost vessel. Grades 4-12, 90 minutes.

Download the Next Generation Science Standards for Doing the Rot Thing (PDF).