Do you and your children love spending time outdoors? Do you like exploring your garden or local park and discovering the wildlife that lives there? Would you like to engage your children in an outdoor science activity?
Earthworm watch is a national citizen science project that enables you and your family to discover the hidden creatures in your garden and contribute 'to a real scientific research project'.
If you home school your children or want to support their learning outside the classroom, Earthworm Watch helps children to develop hands-on science skills linked to the National Curriculum.
As a family activity you will be gathering data that will help scientists answer important research questions around earthworm abundance, diversity and soil productivity.
It’s great fun digging around in the soil and discovering the amazing creatures that live there. It’s an easy activity for all ages, and an ideal opportunity to get the children away from their technology.
Everyone, but method is best suited for children of 7+ years.
Once registered, order a pack or download the Earthworm instruction booklet and Soil Chart
1 hour to complete and upload your results here.
Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London