ERIC Number: ED238699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Case of the Wild House Mouse. Urban Pest Management. Teaching Environmental Living Skills to Elementary Students.
Cowles, Kathleen Letcher
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a decision-making approach to pest control, is designed to help individuals decide if pest suppression treatments are necessary, when they should be initiated, where they should be applied, and what strategy and mix of tactics to use. IPM combines a variety of approaches with which to manage pests. These include human behavior changes, habitat modification, physical controls, biological control agents, and least-toxic chemical controls. Using these techniques, an IPM program maintains the size of a pest population at or below an acceptable level. In addition, the amount of toxic material put into the environment is kept as small as possible. This packet of materials graphically teaches K-6 students the basics of an IPM mouse control program. The packet consists of a bulletin board (which students help assemble), an informative (and entertaining) take-home booklet, and several reinforcing activities. Designed to fit easily into any teacher's schedule, the materials can be presented as a separate program or as a supplement to studies in language arts, science, or health. (JN)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Environmental Education, Health Education, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Pesticides, Pests, Physical Environment, Rodents, Sanitation, Science Education
Kathleen Letcher Cowles, Project Coordinator, John Muir Institute for Environmental Studies, Inc., 29 W. High St., (WO), Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: John Muir Inst. for Environmental Studies, Inc., Napa, CA. Center for the Integration of Applied Sciences.
Identifiers: Integrated Pest Management
Note: Illustrated by Jean Pajot Smith.