TEACHING WITH WORMS

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Indoor Vermicomposting bin.September is a wonderful time of year, mild temperatures and for parents, the time to enjoy a bit more freedom when children return to school.  One segment of the adult population is left out of this, “the most wonderful time of the year,” we refer of course to the talented and dedicated teachers we entrust our “little darlings” to.  Teachers work amazingly hard to educate in an intriguing and enlightened fashion, they use many tools and methods.  One of the tools at their disposal is the worm, or more specifically the vermicomposting bin.  Indoor worm bins are miniature eco-systems and very versatile in the instruction that can be developed around them.  For young children, soil growth and simple worm anatomy and life cycles are displayed in a concise and speedy way.  For young adults, the biology of an eco-system, the symbiosis between creatures large and small is exemplified with clarity.  The possibilities for education are endless.  A vermicomposting bin is the perfect example of green technology, carbon capture, environmentalism … you name it and worms can show it.  The castings themselves are valuable to explore with the richness of microbes like beneficial bacterium just waiting for microscopes to capture.  Maybe best of all, the responsibility of personal waste management can provide a lifetime of sustainability for future generations.  When kids learn to keep organic waste out of landfills, they tend to continue the practice into adulthood.  Anyone can understand the value of a worm bin, at home, at school and in our work places.  We encourage all educators to consider worms as the teaching tool they were born to be.  If you are interested in getting started please contact us using the contact page right here on our website.

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