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Brousseau shows audience pictures of his composting facility and lays out the general process. The food the school composts goes to farms similar to these, gets disposed into the ground where worms and other insects decompose the material by using oxygen which produces a nutrient- rich fertilizer that then gets sold to farms to produce more vegetables. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brousseau shows audience pictures of his composting facility and lays out the general process. The food the school composts goes to farms similar to these, gets disposed into the ground where worms and other insects decompose the material by using oxygen which produces a nutrient- rich fertilizer that then gets sold to farms to produce more vegetables. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bill Vachon informs the team of the possible problems that can occur with wind turbines, although they’re safe and efficient for the most part. The easiest way to avoid wind turbine problems is to properly implant the machine at least 1000 feet away from civilization to avoid “Turbine Syndrome” which is caused by audible turbines. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bill Vachon informs the team of the possible problems that can occur with wind turbines, although they’re safe and efficient for the most part. The easiest way to avoid wind turbine problems is to properly implant the machine at least 1000 feet away from civilization to avoid “Turbine Syndrome” which is caused by audible turbines. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Green Team listens as Bill Vachon gives presentation on wind turbines. Turbines can have a blade tip speed up to 170 mph and can generate enough electricity to fill hundreds of homes depending on size. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Green Team listens as Bill Vachon gives presentation on wind turbines. Turbines can have a blade tip speed up to 170 mph and can generate enough electricity to fill hundreds of homes depending on size. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Expert on wind turbines Bill Vachon explains the importance of wind turbine usage in attempt to increase the amount of turbines in the US. Currently in the United States, there are 52,000 megawatts installed through wind turbines, which is enough to power 13 million homes. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Expert on wind turbines Bill Vachon explains the importance of wind turbine usage in attempt to increase the amount of turbines in the US. Currently in the United States, there are 52,000 megawatts installed through wind turbines, which is enough to power 13 million homes. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green team director Eric Magers reviews basic chemical elements with the team before Andrew Brousseau presents. Magers tries to continually encourage the team as well as the community to be as eco-friendly as possible with proper disposal of waste and compost in the dining hall. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green team director Eric Magers reviews basic chemical elements with the team before Andrew Brousseau presents. Magers tries to continually encourage the team as well as the community to be as eco-friendly as possible with proper disposal of waste and compost in the dining hall. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Former Manchester- Essex graduate Andrew Brousseau presents to the team about different necessary chemical elements in regards to organic waste. Brousseau informs the class about aluminum recycling and shows Google Maps images of an aluminum recycling facility in Florida. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Former Manchester- Essex graduate Andrew Brousseau presents to the team about different necessary chemical elements in regards to organic waste. Brousseau informs the class about aluminum recycling and shows Google Maps images of an aluminum recycling facility in Florida. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The other teams quickly catch on to the efficient method of kicking the tarp to launch their animal. As one person kicks the tarp, the other 7-8 students hold onto it tightly to ensure that it won’t fall while someone kicks it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The other teams quickly catch on to the efficient method of kicking the tarp to launch their animal. As one person kicks the tarp, the other 7-8 students hold onto it tightly to ensure that it won’t fall while someone kicks it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee reaches up to catch a fish that had flown into the air. Each team has a few minutes to practice their techniques before competing against the other two teams. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee reaches up to catch a fish that had flown into the air. Each team has a few minutes to practice their techniques before competing against the other two teams. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While her team holds the tarp, seventh grader Suzy Morton uses the tactic of kicking the tarp while the fish is on the edge to try and put her team in the lead. To follow the requirements, Morton will have to grab hold of the tarp right before she kicks the tarp. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While her team holds the tarp, seventh grader Suzy Morton uses the tactic of kicking the tarp while the fish is on the edge to try and put her team in the lead. To follow the requirements, Morton will have to grab hold of the tarp right before she kicks the tarp. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students try to place the animal in the position that would give them the best chance of catching it once it is in the air. One rule for this challenge is that the animal must be launched at least above the students’ heads. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students try to place the animal in the position that would give them the best chance of catching it once it is in the air. One rule for this challenge is that the animal must be launched at least above the students’ heads. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

The second of two challenges the students were faced with was to not only launch the fish in the air, but to also catch it with the tarp as many times as they can. The team members must work together to move in the direction of the animal, and to position themselves underneath it to catch it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The second of two challenges the students were faced with was to not only launch the fish in the air, but to also catch it with the tarp as many times as they can. The team members must work together to move in the direction of the animal, and to position themselves underneath it to catch it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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