YCSWA Offers the Following Online Programs

Online Programs-Final

Worm Bin

Ages: 6 and up

Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour (adaptable to grade-appropriate length)

We will provide:

1 large plastic bin

1 plastic tarp

1 air conditioner filter

1 large bag of dirt

1 lb. of red wiggler worms

30 newspaper clippings

1 gallon of water

For the program:

Simply contact our office at least two weeks prior to the day you would like to create your worm bin. We will gather the supplies for you to pick up at our Management Center. On the day you intend to create your bin, click this video link and follow the directions given. Or, you can arrange to do a Zoom meeting with one of our staff. You will be walked through the process.

This presentation begins with a discussion about what we do with our waste. The presenter speaks about how the variety of trash items we create will go into different containers. Students are then asked how and what they recycle and are introduced to the concept of recycling through composting. This discussion leads into an examination of nature’s recyclers…the red wiggler. Red wigglers are the primary worms used for vermicomposting (composting with worms). Students will learn a bit about the physical structure of this tiny biological wonder, understand the role red wigglers play in the environment and in recycling leftover food waste. A hands-on demonstration of how to prepare, maintain and harvest a worm bin concludes the lesson.