Worms & the Decomposers - Live Animal Class Presentation

We are not booking outreach for the forseeable future due to sanitation and health concerns related to COVID-19.

Classroom Presentations availiable for WEEK DAYS only. For information on booking presentations for evening and weekends, or for Birthday Parties, please contact our office directly.

Decomposers: the fascinating, underappreciated and incredibly vital organisms that clean up our world. An close-up look at how worms and other backyard bugs work to transform garden or kitchen waste into fertilized soil. Observe the secret life of worms and their underground world, including decomposers like isopods, leeches, beetle larvae and even cockroaches! We'll debunk common myths about our underground allies and kids will get to see the composting process as it happens, and learn about what can and can't be composted by nature's clean-up crew. Includes instruction on how to set up a worm composting bin of your own.

This is a "hands on" learning experience with lots of time for questions and digging in the dirt. Our specialty is NATIVE SPECIES.

Program appropriate for grades 2-4.

Specifically written for Grade 4 curriculum program, "Waste and our World."


For booking information, contact Butterfly Wings n' Wishes by e-mail at gloria@butterflyab.ca or notify us in "Special Instructions". Please provide a window of several dates or a week to allow us flexibility for booking.


Regarding Cancellations: If at any point you need to cancel or move the date of your presentation, Butterfly Wings n' Wishes requires a MINIMUM of 48 hours notice. If due notice (and confirmation of cancellation) are not received, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of no more than 50% of the cost of your services.



Maxiumum 30 attendees. This is for your safety and the safety of our animals, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Additional attendees may be turned away, or you may be charged for a second presentation if we require your group to be split.

Presentations are typically one hour long, and include 7-10 animals (excepting Wetland Workshops). All animals are federally approved from our facility and hold permitting where required under CFIA regulation.

Mileage for presentations OUTSIDE the Edmonton Area is $0.70 per kilometer: there is no way to charge online for this, so if you book online and are outside of the city of Edmonton, we will back-charge you for mileage on a revised invoice.

Invoices are also your presenter's work order. Please review your invoice carefully to ensure there are no mistakes in the information we have been given for you. Butterfly Wings N' Wishes is not responsible for performance delay or failure due to incorrect information on the invoice.

A contact phone number is required for the presentations staff as they come to you. Please ensure that the phone number you have given us can be used by our presenter in case of emergency.


Notification of cancellation/rescheduling/etc on the part of the Client must be delivered and confirmed by our office a minimum 5 business days before the date of the presentation scheduled. Notification delivered on evenings or weekends will not be processed until the next business day; please factor that into your notification timeline.

Failure to provide our office with due notice (full 5 business days) of a cancellation will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost of your invoice. Late notice means we cannot reschedule our outreach staff and they are out of work.  100% of the cancellation fee goes directly to them.

For private events, we require payment in advance of the presentation.


Worms & the Decomposers - Live Animal Class Presentation

Price: C$169.00
Availability: Out-of-Stock