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IPM curricula appropriate for all grades are available to help guide the learning process. Many are complete with lessons, activities, and teaching standards. Several also have introductory materials for children to share with parents and are designed for use in the home environment.
This section offers a selection of high-quality educational tools for teachers. Links to existing integrated pest management materials are provided, including the following:
- Multidisciplinary educational K-12 materials
- On-line curricula (many are linked to local and or national standards) and activities developed by education experts that promote IPM in schools
- Professional development for school administrators, school boards, and educators
It is not within the scope of this project to offer curricula for IPM professionals and applicators.
California School Integrated Pest Management Program
This site has been created by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) as part of its implementation of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000. Here you will find a variety of documents, web links, and other resources related to the Act.
Exploring School Integrated Pest Managment: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-6
This resource that presents the opportunity for K-6 educators to engage students in STEM educational objectives and interdisciplinary learning through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The curriculum provides background information, hands-on activities, worksheets and links to additional sites that teachers can utilize to engage students in formal and informal real-world settings. While some of the lessons build on previous learning, most of the lessons can stand-alone. IPM can be used as a theme in the classroom for an entire year, or as enrichment to regular classroom activities.
Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
IPM principles and practices for schools, fact sheets, forms, curricula, and many resources. Available in PDF format.
The Pied Piper
Basic biology, great photographs, and links for rats, mice, cockroaches, fleas, bugs, flies, ants, and wasps, as well as textile pests, pest birds, casual intruders, and beneficial animals