This hands-on program introduces students to the concepts and practices of composting food waste. Our staff will build a worm bin for your class to use (on loan). Students may add lunch scraps to the bin for a real, interactive learning experience. Grades K-12, 45 minutes.  


For the Vermicomposting Vocabulary List, Click Here (PDF)

For the Worm Anatomy Worksheet Click Here (PDF)


Videos for Grades K-2 

Composting for Kids. A 6 minute informative video about composting, and a great follow up to Vermicomposting.


Diary of a Worm. A 5.5 minute entertaining and educational reading of Diary of a Worm. A great follow-up to Vermicomposting.




Download the Next Generation Science Standards for Vermicomposting (PDF).

Find more information on composting in schools.