Schools Information

Teachers, are your students learning about recycling, sustainability, mini beasts or worms? The Worm Shed's school incursions are informative, educational and highly interactive!

Our incursion program is suitable for Kindergarten through to high school students, Scouts, Cubs & Guides, plus a specially tailored program for early learning centres. The kids loves getting their hands dirty and they get to make and keep their own mini worm farm.

The incursion program & original presentation has been designed by Vermiculture expert, Kevin Smith, who has been educating school students for almost two decades!

What's included?

Each session lasts an hour and includes an informative and entertaining power point presentation covering topics such as:

  • Worms (of course!)
  • The environment
  • Worms role in waste management
  • Recycling
  • Worm biology
  • Sustainability
  • Mini beasts
  • Gardening

The power point presentation is followed by a Question & Answer session, whereby students are encouraged to participate in an open forum.

Worms, worms, worms

We bring masses of wriggling worms for the kids (and teachers!) to get up close & personal with, in the very popular "hands-in" activity.

Each student also gets to make their own mini worm farm to keep! Students can keep them in class for observation for 1 or 2 weeks, or take them home to show their families.


All the hard work's done!

We bring all the necessary equipment and materials needed to make the mini worm farms, you only need to supply a clear plastic bottle for each student.

We also provide activity work sheets for ongoing class work, including a work sheet specific to the mini worm farms.


The Nitty Gritty

Standard Class Size (Max. 30 per group)
Duration - 1 hour per class

National Police Clearance
Working With Children check
Public Liability Insurance

Minimum booking applies for country schools, please contact us for more information.

As these incursions are extremely popular, it pays to get your booking in early to ensure your preferred dates. As the saying goes,

"The early bird catches the worm!"