At my Unitarian church, I gave the kids a lesson on the circle of life, as expressed in the alchemy of a worm bin - the worms eat vegetable scraps and poop them out as rich organic fertilizer which goes on the vegetable plants which makes them produce four times as many vegetables, which we eat, and we put the extra vegetable parts in the worm bin to be turned into fertilizer and the circle of life goes round and round, and the world is a better place for us all helping each other.
I had to make a journal page about this -- I really enjoy sharing this wisdom and preaching the truth that we all should be worm farmers.
The kids loved the worms, as kids tend to do, and I wished the parents were there to learn the truth of composting with worms.
I guess the kids will get the message out . . . .
"We can think of ourselves not as teachers but as gardeners. A gardener does not 'grow' flowers; he tries to give them what he thinks they need and they grow by themselves." --John Holt