Do you teach your students Integrated Pest Management? The school garden offers the perfect opportunity to teach a holistic approach to managing pest problems. Teachers can easily integrate these hands on and relevant lessons with their curriculum. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has an Integrated Pest Management website that offers K-12 curriculum organized by grade and subject. It also provides online games for kids.
Got Pests? is a great resource and teaching tool used to identify insects, learn about their biology and how to manage them as pests. Bugwood is a website from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health that displays impressive photos of insects and contains a wealth of information. Keep up to date with Maine IPM Education on Facebook.