AAaaccckk! We have worms in the science room! Not to worry, they are safely ensconced in their Worm Watcher compost bin. It's worm-tastic!
Approximately once a week I feed our red wigglers - using food scraps from lunch time (they looovve broccoli, jicama, sweet potato, and strawberries - especially the little green caps left behind!) I also add coffee grounds & tea bags regularly and crushed eggshells occasionally. Here's a link that explains it a whole lot better! I keep the surface covered with moistened, shredded paper bags (gotta love a heavy-duty paper shredder) and let the worms do all the work.
I harvest the vermicompost (well…worm "poop") and will be making it available on a first come, first serve basis. You can add a small amount to your house plants or to your garden (mix it in the top layer). Your soil and plants will be thankful!
There are many, many worm and composting sites on the web. I found Urban Worm Composting, Uncle Jim's Worm Farm, and Nature's Footprint have helpful tips and supplies.
This ThingLink can show you all about it! Hover over the "buttons" to learn more: