Darwin's Worms is an environmental education project designed to help primary schools and nurseries in Shropshire to reduce waste to landfill.  The project is delivered by volunteers from the Shropshire Master Composters in conjunction with Shropshire Council Waste Management and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

The project was funded by the Darwin Bicentary Fund to help promote the work of Shropshire's most celebrated scientist Charles Darwin who conducted experiments using worms as well as developing the theory of evolution.  

Participating schools get a free Can-o-Worms wormery, a teachers pack and a visit from a Master Composter.  The aim is to reduce waste but also learn about  Darwin, his scientific theories, and the wider environment.

Over 60 sites across the county are now using wormeries supplied through this scheme, with the first bin going 'live' at Fir Tree Nursery in Shrewsbury during October 2008.

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