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Teachers are understanding how beneficial vermicomposting lessons are in classrooms. A variety of curricula have been created using earthworms and worm bins for educational activities in mathematics, science, fine arts, language arts, music, social studies, and physical education.


Composting Across the Curriculum: A Teacher’s Guide to Composting by Tahara Ezrahti (1993). Uses 21 activities to connect composting to social studies, language arts, math, science, fine arts, music and physical education for ages 7-adult. Includes how to set up and maintain worm bins and backyard composting bins. 118 pp.

Vermicomposting Leader’s Guide: A School Enrichment Curriculum (Sherman, R., Liverman, R., and Maxa, E.). March 2020. NC State Extension. E08-50326 4H-16-14PW. 31p. Six chapters on vermicomposting can be used by teachers, extension agents, and youth group leaders.

The Wonderful World of Wigglers by Julia Hand – Common Roots Guidebook (1995). The crucial relationship between earthworms, the soil, and ecological sustainability is emphasized through social studies, applied scientific method, language arts, math, art, music, dance, and physical activity for ages 5-10. 164 pp. ISBN 1-884430-01-7.

The Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers. California Integrated Waste Management Board. 2004. 48 pp.