Wriggle on Down to the Adventuremobile During Worm Week!

Pixlr red-worms-in-compostWith their slimy skin and lack of cuteness it’s easy to understand why these wrigglers below our feet get overlooked. In reality, worms are powerhouses that make the world go round!  Worms improve soil conditions for farmers and gardeners and are a major food source for many animals. In fact, after studying all the amazing things worms do in the world Charles Darwin wrote, “It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as these lowly organised creatures.”

Wanna learn more about worms?  Stop by the Adventuremobile during the week of July 29th through August 2nd and see a variety of worms in person.  Learn which worms reach of length of 22 feet and why worms creep to the surface during a rainstorm.  Plus, see a working worm composter (vermicomposter) in action!

 

Michelle Stottlemire

Michelle is a fifth-generation Kansan who has a passion for history, radical home-making and science fiction. When not on one of TSCPL's bookmobiles she can be found educating students at surrounding schools with dynamic programming.

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