0219 Expanding the 'Elementary Insects' Program within urban areas in Texas

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: 1:10 PM
Royal Palm, Salon 1 (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Kimberly Schofield , Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Cooperative Extension - Texas A & M, Dallas, TX
Molly Keck , Entomology, Texas A&M University, San Antonio, TX
Educating youth in urban environments about entomology and IPM is vital, since the urban population constitutes the majority of Texas' population. We began developing an innovative curriculum about arthropods in 2005 called Elementary Insects for grades 2nd-5th. This curriculum can be found on http://www.elementaryinsects.tamu.edu, and contains seven modules: Controlling Mosquitoes, Good and Bad Bugs in the Landscape, Insect Adaptations, Spiders: Spooky or Cool, Fleas Among Us, Check Yourself for Ticks and Creepy, Crawly Cockroaches. The website also contains short videos about collecting and preserving insects.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.46847

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