Importance of Insects to the Natural World

Sponsored by:

Wood River Land Trust

Project Champion:

Patti Lousen

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K thorugh 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

1 class

Is there an opportunity for community service:


Is this a new or existing project:

New project

Estimated project cost:



The students went down to the Howard Preserve to learn about the importance of insects to the natural world. They began by studying the insects that live in the river, and their importance to the food chain for fish. Then they learned about how insects can be used instead of pesticides to control invasive weeds. Each child was then able to place 10 bio-control bugs directly onto dalmation toadflax, an invasive plant present in the Howard Preserve.


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