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Educate Kids

Empower kids to help save your community’s trees with these flexible lesson plans and activities.

Get your kids working on a solution with these materials:

Read the Spotted Bug Storybook:

Download the Complete Educator's Guide to Stopping the ALB

Be a Beetle Buster Family with these parent flyers:

Decorate your classroom with these posters:

Download the Complete Educator’s Guide for lesson plans, or choose a level below.

For Upper Elementary Students

Smart Searchers Program: This lesson plan is perfect for the teacher looking to help upper elementary students become good stewards of the earth. There are four lessons in this program, along with the following:

Intro Lesson: Beetle Busters – Report for Duty

Lesson 1: Search and Report – Follow the Signs

Lesson 2: Save the Trees

Lesson 3: New Recruits

For Middle and High School Students

Beetle Busters Program: For middle and high school students, download this plan to help kids become environmental pillars in their community.

Intro Lesson: Call to Action

Lesson 1: Search and Report – Find the ALB

Lesson 2: Search and Report – Follow the Signs

Lesson 3: Save the Trees

Lesson 4: New Recruits – Action Campaigns


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