Worm School

About The Program

Bookings open in Term 1, 2022

Worms have a lot to teach us! Let’s follow them beneath the soil and see what an important part they play in soil and plant health, and in the recycling of organic waste. Children learn about the work worms do and how to create a composting system.

  • Amazing worm facts: what they look like, where they live? 
  • What work do worms do?
  • How can we look after worms?  
  • How can we recycle our organic waste?

Incursion (face-to-face) & Online

Incursion Duration:

2 x 45 minutes (two sessions minimum)

Year Level:

Early Years (face-to-face)
Prep-Year 6 (face-to-face & online)

Group Size:

max 22 per session (face-to-face)
max 50 per session (online)


$550+GST (two sessions, minimum)
$750+GST (three sessions, maximum)
$150+GST (online 1 session)



Program Themes:

Worms, worm tower, nutrient cycle

  • VCSSU041 – People use Science in their daily lives
  • VCSSU031 – Science is about exploring the world around me
    VCSSU074 – Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environments.
  • VEYLDF – Children are connected with and contribute to their world (the natural world)
  • VEYLDF – Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • VEYLDF – Children are confident and involved learners
  • VEYLDF – Children are effective communicators

Worms are an essential part of healthy soil. Healthy soil creates healthy food; vegetables and fruits that we eat and need for our bodies to stay healthy. Worms help us to be healthy!

This session is designed to help children develop sustainable actions. It investigates worm facts and looks at where worms may live in our gardens: worm farms, composts and in garden soil. These activities may be extended to explore worms in greater depth, ways to improve soil health and benefits to removing waste from landfill.

The face-to-face incursion is delivered at your ELC or Primary School by an EcoCentre Educator as 2×40 minute sessions with a short break in between. The maximum number of participants per session is 22 for ELC/Kindergarten and 25 students for Prep – Year 6. The minimum number of sessions is 2 (cost $550 +GST), the maximum number of sessions is 3 (cost $750 +GST). Our educator will bring the materials for this incursion.

This program is also available as an Online Incursion for Primary Schools at $150+GST per session, for up to 50 students on Zoom.

“The kids (and parents) are SUPER excited!!! They LOVED yesterday's session, thanks. Much appreciated!!”

Keryn, The Montmorency Children's Centre​

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional custodians of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other First Nations and Elder members of our multicultural community.