ERIC Number: ED238700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Cockroach Clean-Up Tour . 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/mix of tatics to use. IPM combines a variety of approaches with which to manage pests, including 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 module contains basic information/materials necessary to begin an IPM program on cockroach control that best suits the needs/resources of each specific teaching situation. Materials provided include: an introduction; teaching suggestions; eight lesson plans (focusing on basic concepts of habitat, environment, food/waste management, and pests); take-home booklet depicting steps in controlling cockroaches in a home kitchen; script for a filmstrip/sound cassette package; set of 16 posters leading through a step-by-step explanation of how to make a room less attractive to cockroaches; glossary; and bibliography. Although designed for elementary students, posters and filmstrip program may be useful/valuable for adults. (JN)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Education, Entomology, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Pesticides, Pests, Physical Environment, Sanitation
Kathleen Letcher Cowles, Project Coordinator, John Muir Institute for Environmental Studies, Inc., 29 W. High St., (WO), Morgantown, WV 26505. (Filmstrip/sound package available.)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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.