Weed Bug-Out!

Sponsored by:

Wood River Land Trust

Project Champion:

Chad Stoesz

What are the appropriate grade levels:

Kindergarten through 3rd grade

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

4 classes

Is there an opportunity for community service:


Is this a new or existing project:

Existing Project


Did you know that you can use bugs to control invasive weeds? There are weevils, beetles, flies and more that thrive by eating the weeds that crowd out our important native plants. Join us for a two-hour adventure in the field to place bio-control insects on invasive weeds. We will also include short ecology lessons appropriate to the surrounding habitat.



  • Students will combat invasive plants with bio-control insects .
  • Students will learn basic ecological principles, as appropriate to the location. Topics might include: components of habitat, food webs, food web composition in either river or sage habitats, aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Class Visits & Field Trips

  • One 2-hour field trip to either the Howard Preserve in Bellevue, Draper Wood River Preserve in Hailey, or Rock Creek Ranch in Hailey. Field trips will take place in May.

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