York Region students in grades 4 and 5 celebrated Earth Week
by getting their hand's dirty learning how food scraps and paper
can be turned into nature's finest soil.
They also learned the ever-increasing role worms are going to
play in waste management, soil production and food security.
In several interactive educational sessions led by worm advocate
and founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters, Cathy Nesbitt, students
from Georgina's Deer Park Public School learned the importance
of forests, recycling, water conservation, and also took a guided
nature walk along the York Region trail at the Bill Fisch Forest
Stewardship and Education Centre in Whitchurch- Stouffville.
During the presentation, worm composting was described from set
up to harvest, and worm eggs, castings and worm bins in various
stages were displayed. Students even held a worm or two.
Throughout Earth Week from April 22 to 26, the Region shared
the importance of Earth Day and Earth Week and encouraged
residents to participate in easy everyday actions which can make
big impacts to the environment and their health.
To learn more about Cathy's Crawly Composters and its endeavours
to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, visit here.
For information on simple tips and York Region programs and services
which can support your actions, please visit here.
The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities
and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2
million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,000 employees.
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