Worms and You: A Dirtshop for Students & Educators

Earthworms and other decomposers, such as millipedes, pill bugs and springtails, all play an important role in the cycle of life that we are all a part of. One of our programs is visiting schools,  after school programs or Spring-Summer-Winter camp programs, educating students and teachers about the importance of composting, a natural process that converts organic biodegradable material into a dark, rich soil amendment, and the valuable role of earthworms and other decomposers. It is part of my education program, "E.S.T.E.E.M (Earth, Soil, Terrestrial Eco-systems, Environmental ethics and Mankind): Bringing respect and admiration back to nature and ourselves." This has allowed me to offer opportunities for the students to apply S.T.E.M lessons, encourage the adoption of sustainable practices, and develop young stewards and ambassadors of the environment and agriculture.   

The worms and I would love an opportunity to visit your school, recreation camp, gardening club, special event, business, or church to discuss the wonderful things about composting, decomposers and sustainability.   

Healthy Soil. Healthy Plants. Healthy Individuals.

Opening Up A CAn Of Worms About Soil (45 - 60 mins)


  • We will discuss the mutuality of our relationship to the rest of the world and how it affects the Earth’s ecosystems, food-chains, and the health of our environments.
  • Subjects explored will include Earth, Life and Physical Sciences, and Nutrition/Health.
  • Students will have the opportunity to physically engage with worms and other decomposers, and learn some of their characteristics.
  • Opportunity for your students to apply science lessons of the S.T.E.M program.
  • ​Students will participate in creating an actual ecosystem, a habitat known as a vermicomposting system, that will support worms, millipedes, pill bugs and other decomposers and occupants of the soil.
  • This ecosystem will remain with students for duration of the school year/program for them to witness the organic material transform into a nutrient rich soil.
  • There are also composting systems that compliment the learning experience​


$5 per child (5th grade and up; minimum $150; includes a worm bin and organic materials)

$3 per child (Pre-K to 4th grade; minimum $90; includes same as above)

Travel fees to:

  • Miami-Dade county $0
  • Broward county $35
  • Palm Beach county $45

Soil Camp (three 20 min presentations)


  • Hands-on experience with worms, millipedes, pill bugs and other decomposers and occupants in the soil
  • ​Discuss climate change, Greenhouse Gases, and how we can develop some solutions in becoming resilient by taking care of the soil
  • Compare samples of soils


  • ​​$225 (51 - 75 kids)
  • ​$300 (76 - 115 kids)

Travel fees to:

  • Miami-Dade county $0  
  • Broward county $35  
  • Palm Beach county $45