Professor Rachel Watson and two graduate students from the University of Wyoming met with 60 Riverton Middle School students today to roll out a year-long school project.

Students taking the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) class this year will be focusing on the decomposition of waste at the former landfill in Riverton. Riverton Middle School Teacher Alma Law shared, “The project will take all year and end with presentations next summer to the Wyoming Department of Education Roadmap to STEM conference that will be held in Riverton.”

In today’s class, students learned about landfill waste, chemicals, and bacteria with Professor Watson. Students will be bringing a list of native Wyoming plants that clean soil and water to their next STEM class.