The efficacy of Educate to Eradicate, a K-12 service-learning science curricula developed as part of a statewide, community-based Extension effort for termite prevention, was evaluated. The curricula use termite biology and control as the basis for science education and have been implemented in over 350 Hawaii public school classrooms with more than 12,530 students from 2001 to present. Student surveys and work samples were used to measure changes in student knowledge, behavior, and engagement. Use of school curricula in Extension programs reaches a large public audience and encourages long-term continuation of community pest prevention efforts.
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Mason, M., Aihara-Sasaki, M., & Grace, J. (2013). Measuring the Impact of Termite Prevention Curricula in Hawaii Public Schools in an Area-Wide Extension Program. The Journal of Extension, 51(6), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.06.22