Back to School, Already
Summer has flown by in the blink of an eye. As foreign as these last few months have felt, the subtleties of the season’s shift from summer to fall brings a familiarity that has been missed. The 95 degree days are being replaced with temperatures in the 70’s and gardeners are finishing their summer harvests while fall flowers take over. As the bugs and the flowers continue life as if nothing has changed, the rest of the world still wades through COVID adaptations.
Use us as a local resource!
Whether you’re adapting your home and schedule for E-learning or buying classroom supplies, we understand that this can be a challenging time for parents and children alike. You’re not alone. Use us as a back to school resource! No matter your circumstances, Franklin Pest Solutions is committed to helping the communities we serve on many levels outside of pest pressures. We believe in education. We believe learning together makes us all stronger. We’re very fortunate to have some of the best partners that share that same mission.
The Dunes Learning Center, various Park Districts, The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Kohl Children’s Museum, The Chicago Children’s Museum, and so many more friends of ours have all created fantastic lesson plans, videos, art projects, games and other ways to educate nature explorers and bug lovers of all ages. So, we’ve put all of these links together here for convenient back to school educational support. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for new content as it comes out!
From Critter Crafts to Pest Quest episodes, there is something for children of all ages on PestWorldForKids.org. The educational activities and learning experiences on the website support educational standards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). To keep children playing and learning freely, there are no on-site or pop-up advertisements or third-party external links. A few notable resources include:
- Pest Guides to teach children about the different characteristics of various pests
- Testing your child’s pest knowledge using buggy quizzes or by playing an interactive game
- Learning about the fascinating world of insects, rodents and other pests through Pest Quest episodes
- Critter Crafts for pest-themed art projects, such as a bumblebee bookmark or ladybug crown
- For older students, check out the report writing assets and science fair kits
Franklin Pest Solutions Partner Resources
Franklin Pest Solutions knows that by connecting children to nature we empower them from a young age to appreciate life, learn from experience, and take responsibility for their impact on others. We take great pride in sharing our love for the environment! We might not be able to go about as usual but we can still stay connected online. In addition to bug crafts, snacks, and costumes. We also have links from our partners with tons of options for E-Learning. From all of us at Franklin, we hope you have a great school year!