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This section of the website gives you free access to a variety of curricula designed to make youth aware of invasive species and the damage they cause. There are many lessons and resources – for both classroom and outdoors – that engage students in the process of discovery. Click on the images below to download the curriculum or resources. For any questions or requests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hungry Pests Invade Middle School with New Curriculum
A national standards-based Middle School curriculum that brings students on an exciting educational journey into the world of invasive species. Four lessons are designed for easy implementation in Middle School classrooms to deepen student knowledge of invasive species through close reading of relevant texts, team research projects, interactive mapping activities, and classroom reflection.
Mark Trail Comic Strip
This Mark Trail comic strip, featuring excerpts from a seven-week series on Hungry Pests, provides educators with a fun resource to teach students about emerald ash borers and ways taken by USDA to detect and stop them from harming the environment. The PDF is free to download and print for classroom use.
Hungry Pests Summer Camp Activities
These three activities use field games, music, and arts and crafts to get kids excited about protecting their environment against the spread of invasive species.
Stop the Beetle: Now!
These activities focusing on the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) are designed for summer camps, scouts, and environmental education organizations working with youth ages 8 – 12.
Hungry Pests Video
In this humorous yet educational video, Vin Vasive complains about the mistreatment of pests like him as he teaches viewers how invasive species spread.
EAB Nature Walk Video
Go on a virtual stroll and learn more about the life cycle of the EAB.
Download the files below for the pests in your area and print them on card stock. A space for a die cut hole is indicated on each card; mix and match per your state's needs and attach them on key rings for easy viewing. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com