For those of you living in the UK, here is a great opportunity to learn more about earthworms. Everyone knows how important earthworms are to the soil and the Natural History Museum is currently undertaking a soil survey to improve their knowledge of earthworms and the soil they live in. Besides helping the museum with this valuable research it is a great way to get kids and adults to learn about the importance of earthworms. Make a day of it, pack a lunch and help the museum gather this much needed data.
Earthworms Guide And Worbook
The museum has made it simple to participate by supplying-
- A workbook- with background information and recording sheet
- A field guide- with instructions and earthworms guide
- Both the workbook and guide are available for download from their website which the link to is at bottom of this article.
Besides the workbook and guide you will need to bring from home-
- Ph strips- which can be sent out if you do not have access to some
- A small amount of mustard
- A small amount of vinegar
- And a plastic ruler.
Survey packs have been distributed to schools so your kids may have access to all the information already.
If you want to learn more about earthworms and their benefit to the environment or just enjoy a great day out whilst helping the museum with valuable research please I encourage you to join in.
All the information can be found on their website here: Natural History Museum