York Region students in grades 4 and 5 celebrated Earth Week by getting their hand's dirty learning how food scraps and paper can be turned into nature's finest soil.
They also learned the ever-increasing role worms are going to play in waste management, soil production and food security.
In several interactive educational sessions led by worm advocate and founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters, Cathy Nesbitt, students from Georgina's Deer Park Public School learned the importance of forests, recycling, water conservation, and also took a guided nature walk along the York Region trail at the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre in Whitchurch- Stouffville.
During the presentation, worm composting was described from set up to harvest, and worm eggs, castings and worm bins in various stages were displayed. Students even held a worm or two.
Throughout Earth Week from April 22 to 26, the Region shared the importance of Earth Day and Earth Week and encouraged residents to participate in easy everyday actions which can make big impacts to the environment and their health.
To learn more about Cathy's Crawly Composters and its endeavours to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, visit here.
For information on simple tips and York Region programs and services which can support your actions, please visit here.
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