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November 14, 2017 @ 1:30 am

This event was inspired by my children playing with worms/learning about worms on a rainy day in April (two photos attached, one of journal entry, one of worm).
The event was very popular with children and families. Here are some photos plus a link to an educational worm video that we pulled together after the event. https://youtu.be/3_IX4wcECQg

FYI, here was the agenda for the day:

– 15-30 minute fun/informal presentation
do worms have eyes – worm anatomy; what kind of classification does “worm” fall under, anyway (we’ll have plenty of night crawlers for you to use) …
THIS LEADS INTO A CRAFT … DRAW YOUR OWN WORM
worm babies – how do worms mate … is this the same or different than how humans and mammals mate? How do animals mate, anyway? Starfish just break off into pieces and regrow afterall … this is such a crazy cool question …
worm habitats, what do they need to live
THIS LEADS INTO A CRAFT … ONE PER FAMILY, MAKE A WORM OBSERVATION JAR
– 15-30 minute story
how long would it take one worm to compost one apple/one watermelon rind/one piece of tissue paper? I will be Happy to save these gross things for you if you would like, or would you like to bring them in ziplock bags, maybe we can tape them to a sheet of paper with the answer on the back???
how do worms help farmers grow their food
Worm CRAFT and FOOD
plastic jar + layer of dirt + layer of sand + layer of dirt + layer of sand + bunch of worms
… http://frugalfun4boys.com/2014/04/01/make-worm-observation-jar/
girls: colouring station – colouring sheets (50 each), markers, crayons
healthy snacks (fruit), water (e.g. 50)
“dirt ‘n worm” cupcakes station (cups, spoons, tissue, orea cookies, pudding, gummy worms … um, messy!!)
box of worms (e.g. 100), tupperware of dirt
craft materials – sand/dirt/plastic jars (for 20) … maybe I will pre pack these in ziplocks, so, 20 bags of each), scooping spoons
cheques
500 worms
youtube links in case we want to play some on the screen behind

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Date:
November 14, 2017
Time:
1:30 am

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