Looking for worms as part of a citizen science experiment.
Age Range: 6+
Duration: less than an hour
Time Of Day: any time
Category: curriculum outdoors sustainability & nature
“Join fellow scientists across the country by conducting your own earthworm survey to help map where they are, better understand the vital benefits they bring, and ultimately, help protect them.”
The worm survey takes under an hour and involves digging two small holes to count earthworms and measure soil properties.
The survey should be done in spring or autumn, which is when earthworms are most active.
Or you can order a free pack with all the materials you’ll need plus a step-by-step guide here.
More information from the Earthworm Watch website at www.earthwormwatch.org.