Educating Kids About Bugs
Terminix has reimagined and relaunched the Harry’s Big Adventure educational program it developed with the Audubon Nature Institute to teach K-6 grade elementary school children in the United States about bugs.
Originally launched in the noughties with an educational IMAX film released in 50+ major U.S. markets, traveling exhibit hosted at science centers and children’s museums nationwide, and custom-developed life science curriculum - complete with lesson plans approved by the National Science Teaching Association, the program has now been adapted to remote learning as many children continue to learn virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to virtual school visits by educators and technical experts, the relaunched program features extensive online educational resources which are available at www.HarrysBigAdventure.com.
"Audubon Nature Institute is excited to partner with Terminix to revive Harry’s Big Adventure and inspire a new generation to make a positive impact on the natural world," says Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO, Ron Forman. "Insects are some of the most important and least understood organisms on our planet, and our team of expert entomologists can’t wait to bring their fascinating world directly into K-6 classrooms through interactive virtual programming made possible by the generous support from Terminix."
Dan Baldwin, director of Technical, Training, and Regulatory Services for Terminix, adds: "Insects and arachnids are only pests when they are entering our homes and businesses or causing damage.
"Otherwise, they play an integral part in the health of our ecosystem, so educating children about them is a critical component of understanding our world."