Holmen students get special lesson on environment as part of Earth Week

Published On: Apr 20 2011 06:52:36 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2011 11:50:53 PM CDT

HOLMEN, Wis.- As part of Earth Week, students at Prairie View Elementary in Holmen are holding an Environmental Day.

It's meant to help the kids learn more about environmental awareness and what's good for the earth.

They learned about reptiles and their role in our environment. They even had a Mozzarella cheese making demonstration that taught them how to make organic cheese. "They're getting different products, some of them aren't getting as much of a yield, some of them are doing really well, it just depends on if it's getting too hot or how long we're letting it sit so, it's quite an experiment," says teacher and organic farmer Judith Komp.

Along with guest presenters, the 5th graders also presented their own Earth Day projects.