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It's In Your Hands

Lesson Description:
Calling all Junior Pest Investigators! Now that your Junior P.I.s have collected evidence about pests and ways to keep them out of our spaces, are they ready for their next mission? How can we teach more kids and adults about going green with IPM? How can we get people excited about using green strategies to make homes and schools healthy places for everyone…except pests? It’s time to create an IPM Plan that encourages both kids and adults to pledge their support for safe pest management strategies. Ready? Get set…Go Green! You can do it! It’s in your hands!

Key Concepts
  • IPM makes our homes and schools healthier and safer, and protects our natural environment. 
  • Everyone’s efforts are important for effective implementation of IPM at home and at school. 


  • Share what you learned and achieved in this unit. 
  • Educate others about the benefits of IPM. 
  • Establish and continue strategies to go green with IPM at school and at home.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Green Building

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program

Materials Needed:
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School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF) on Behalf of Orkin
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