Worm Gardens are a fun, interactive, and educational indoor composting program that gives students in grades K-6 the opportunity to eliminate their food waste by producing vermicompost which can then be used in their school gardens or to grow plants within their classes. The teachers guide provides comprehensive activities with learning outcomes linked directly to PEI Department of Education science, math, and/or health and physical development curriculum, depending on grade level. We will be delivering the Worm Gardens to classrooms across PEI in the Fall of 2022.
Register for the 2023/24 School year!
AITC-PEI supplies participating classrooms with an indoor vermicomposter, classroom resources, worms, a starter kit, and training to help foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning. The vermicomposters are mini ecosystems where students explore, discover, experience, and learn. As students care for their Worm Garden, they learn about the importance of worms in maintaining a healthy ecosystem while decreasing their food waste and making healthier food choices.
Teachers also receive a comprehensive curriculum-linked guide developed by AITC-PEI. The guide is available in both English and French, and includes activities organized by grade level, specifically designed to complement the science, math, health, and physical development outcomes of our provincial curriculum.
Worm Gardens Teachers Guide
This program was made possible by a Community Food Security Grant from the PEI Dept. of Agriculture and Land.
Are you a teacher looking to get involved? Register by clicking the link below!