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'Digging Deeper into Vermicomposting'

We will demonstrate how to make your own worm bin which will serve as a basis for investigations about ecosystems, life and nutrient cycles, and decomposition. The worms and castings from the worm bin can be used to engage students in a wide variety of investigations. We will share the Lesson Plan from NAITC titled, Vermicomposting. At the end of the Workshop, we will raffle off a worm bin for one lucky winner to use in their school!

Mini-Workshop Session (activity should be easily demonstrated in 20 minutes and will be repeated 3 times on Friday)
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Jeanne Quarto
Email: jquarto@schools.nyc.gov
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
Biosketch: I have been teaching Special Education Science for almost 34 years. Through Ag in the Classroom I have been able to show my students as well as have them explore the wonderful world of Agriculture! I was Ag in the Classroom NYS Teacher of the Year 2019 ( high school division) and feel I have a lot to offer to other people who are passionate about agriculture and education.
Organization/Affiliation: James Madison HS
Sarah McArdle
Email: sarah.mcardle@bkwschools.org
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
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Biosketch: I have been teaching fifth grade for five years at Berne Knox Westerlo and advising for the BKW FFA Chapter. Incorporating agriculture into my classroom and the school district is not only my passion but I see it's importance in the lives of all students,teachers, and community members.
Organization/Affiliation: Berne Knox Westerlo School