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Field Day: Be an IPM Detective

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Become a pest detective! Individually or in small groups, scholars scout the land to discover which pests—plant and animal—inhabit it, determine whether the pests are endangering the environment, and summarize their findings.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Post class members' ideas for how to help the environment as a frequent reminder to keep our planet clean 
  • Visit a local farm or plant nursery to gain access to more wildlife 
  • Invite a professional from a pest management company to speak about their job and experience in the field   
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the last of four pest-themed lessons 
  • Stress that chemical pest removers are for adult use only   
Pros
  • Includes a post-assessment to measure learners subject knowledge  
  • Offers real-world images of adults and children scouting for pests 
Cons
  • None