Teaching Integrated Pest Management in the Classroom—K-12 IPM Education
NEW! Free learning modules -- Pest Defense for Healthy Schools (formerly StopSchoolPests). Pests can be more than a distraction--they can cause asthma, bites or stings. Learn to recognize, respond and prevent pests to keep students (and teachers!) healthy and focused.
What is IPM? Least-risk critter control. Click here to find out more!
Why teach about pests and pesticides?
- Teaching IPM in the Classroom [PDF]
- IPM Literacy Plan Strategies for improving IPM literacy. Developed by the NE School IPM Working Group, 2012 [PDF]
- What do Teachers Think about Teaching IPM? 2009/2013 Survey Results [PDF]
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Do you know any IPM Curriculum Resources not listed here? Contact Kathy Murray to add it to our website.
[Photos, top L-R: Kathy Murray and Patty Armstrong, Serena Sandborn, Ask.com. bottom L-R: Milton Tignor, Badger.uvm.edu; John D. Byrd, Bugwood.org; Brian Lockhart, Bugwood.org.
Maine School Garden Network- resources for school gardeners.
Just for Kids! (games and activities)