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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Lesson Description:
Students should ... 
  • Understand why we need trees and how their loss would impact the environment, the economy and the students themselves.
  • Be aware of and be able to recognize Asian Longhorned Beetle ("ALB") and the damage it causes.  

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Economics
  • Ecosystems
  • Other

Standards Addressed:
Massachusetts Standards Addressed (Biology Strand) 
  • Pre-2:1, 3, 7
  • 3-5: 2, 3, 7, 10
  • 6-8: 13, 17
  • High School: 6.1, 6.2 
  • Additional standards will depend on activities chosen  

Materials Needed:
  • Interactive PowerPoint presentation, or printed illustrations/visuals 
  • Mounted or acrylic case specimens of ALB 
  • Wood samples and photos of ALB damage 
  • ID Cards, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, buttons, etc. 
  • Bag with "Metaphor-ests" items
  • "Lurking in the Trees" DVD

School or Group:
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf MDAR - ALBEduActivities.pdf
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