PANNA: Resource Pointer #288 (Children’s Education)


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Resource Pointer #288
(Children’s Education)
August 14, 2002

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Who Wants to be an IPM Super Sleuth? 2001* Web site. IPM Institute of North America. An on-line, interactive web site including quizes, crossword puzzles, word searches, matching and other fun games for elementary grade students. Focuses on educating children about integrated pest management (IPM) solutions for pests in and around the home. Includes an extensive list of IPM educational resources. 114 pages. Download free print-version at Contact IPM Institute of North America, Inc., 1914 Rowley Ave., Madison WI 53726; phone (608) 232-1528; fax (608) 232-1530; email; Web site

*Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-6, 2001* Erica Jenkins, Michigan State University Pesticide Education Program. Curriculum guide for teaching school and community IPM. Includes teacher fact sheets, lesson plans, and student worksheets on topics including IPM steps and decision-making, insect and rodent pests, inspections, and control method choices. 76 pages. Download free at Contact Community and School IPM, Michigan State University Pesticide Education Program, B18 Food Safety and Toxicology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824; email; Web site

*Environmental Health in Family Medicine: Curriculum for Teaching and Learning Environmental Health, 2001* Writen by physicians and environmental health specialists for health care professionals working with children and family medicine. Module topics cover lead, indoor and outdoor air quality, pesticides, water quality and persistent organic pollutants (POPS). 167 pages. Free. Download at Also available on CD-ROM. Contact International Joint Commission, 234 Laurier Ave. W 22nd Fl., Ottawa K1P 6K6, Canada; email; Web site

*Join Our Pest Patrol, A Backyard Activity Book for Kids, 2000* Activity book and companion teachers’ guide includes many educational activities designed for 3rd and 4th graders. Includes units on natural pest enemies, ecology, compost, caterpillars, cockroaches, ticks, mosquitoes and weeds. 24 pages. Download free at Contact Integrated Pest Management Program, Agricultural Development Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 90 West Plato Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107; phone (651) 297-3217; email; Web site

*Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health, 2001* Ruth A. Etzel, ed. American Academy of Pediatrics. Discusses preventable environmental hazards, including tobacco, ultraviolet light, water pollution, pesticides, lead and mercury. Addresses issues such as nitrates in water, asthma triggers and food contamination and identifies specific settings in which children might be exposed to environmental hazards. Contact American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098; phone (847) 434-4000, fax (847) 434-8000; email; Web site

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