The Helping Kids Get Healthy workshops are designed for classroom teachers, as well as volunteers who work in youth education programs that focus on nutrition and gardening. Join DUG’s Education Team to learn different ways to use your school garden and how to teach standard aligned and hands-on lessons comprehensive health, science, math and literacy. Each workshop highlights unique, seasonally-appropriate lessons from DUG’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum.
These workshops are for teachers, program managers and volunteers who support and facilitate youth education programs with a nutrition and/or garden component. Individuals who want to get more involved in teaching youth are also welcome to participate.
These workshops are not:
- About how to start a school or community garden. (If you would like information on starting a garden, please contact us here.)
- About home gardening as an individual or with your family.
November 8th: Worm Composting in the Workshop
By November the garden is winding down, and we start to shift our focus to garden-related lessons in the indoor classroom. In this workshop, we walk you through the process of assembling and caring for a worm bin. Learn how to connect your worm bin to life cycle and decomposition lessons, and work with your students to create compost throughout the winter, which can be used in the springtime garden.
Join the DUG educational team in learning worm composting in the classroom. In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to start and maintain a healthy worm bin in the classroom
- Simple ways to incorporate life and earth science standards into lessons involving the garden
- A worm bin and a pound of worms (we will coordinate pick up of worms after the workshop)
- An activity packet with lessons that utilize the worm bin, facts on worm composting, and more
What past participants have said:
- “So many great ideas on how to start worm composting and fun ways to keep the kids engaged.”
- “I now feel confident in starting, maintain, and harvesting a worm bin in the classroom.”
- “Very practical information – the do’s and don’ts of having a worm bin in the classroom were particularly helpful.”