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Adopt-A-Worm

The Adopt - A - Worm Program is one of the most exciting programs we offer for elementary school children. The program teaches kids in a supervised classroom setting how to maintain a vermicomposter (wormcomposter). Classes participating in the program receive one pound of Red Wriggler worms to "worm-sit" for one school year.

REAPS provides information and support including:

  • Set-up session with information and resource package.
  • Monthly check-up visits (including harvesting)
  • Free subscription to our monthly newsletter "Castings" about worms and other environmental issues
  • Resource library loan from our wide-ranging collection on worms, composting and the environmental

Students will learn:

  • About waste reduction and other environmental issues.
  • The importance of decomposers in the ecosystem.
  • How to care respectfully for a colony of worms.