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Learn to compost in small spaces

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The “Science Behind” series at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with the “Science Behind Worm Composting.” Come and discover the wonders of compost. Learn about the decomposition process, the benefits of keeping food waste out of the dump and various composting methods. The class will focus on the ease of worm composting for people who live in small places. Build and take home your own worm-compost tub, complete with a starter population of red wiggler worms. This event is provided in partnership with the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

The Science Behind series of classes highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles. Each class provides a hands-on, interactive component, with instruction from a local subject-matter expert and a Walking Mountains educator. Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

Next up in the series, on April 25 at 6:30 p.m., is “The Science Behind Sports Medicine – Tears, Repairs and Reconstructions” with Coen Wijdicks, director of the Biomechanics Research Department at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

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