Terminix, Audubon Nature Institute partner for K-6 education program



Terminix Global Holdings, based in Memphis, Tenn ., recently reimagined and relaunched its Harry’s Big Adventure planned, in cooperation with the Audubon Nature Institute. The program includes an educational website and curriculum and is dedicated to teaching students in positions K-6 about insects.

“As a company, we’ve always worked to advance the awareness and understanding of bugs, ” Valerie Middleton, Terminix’s senior director of communications, said during a news release. “We’re thrilled to relaunch Harry’s Big Adventure, supplying educators, parents and students in the neighborhoods and communities we suffice, with free access to knowledge, resources and support for interactive learning.”

Terminix restored the program with online platforms, since students are learning practically during the COVID-1 9 pandemic. The virtual classroom sees and online education tools boast Terminix technical experts and professional educators from the Audubon Nature Institute.

“Audubon Nature Institute is aroused to partner with Terminix to revive Harry’s Big Adventure and spur a new generation to make a positive impact on the natural world, ” Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman said in the news release. “Insects are some of the most important and least understood creatures on our planet, and our crew of expert entomologists can’t wait to bring their fascinating nature instantly into K-6 classrooms through interactive virtual programming impelled possible by the generous support from Terminix.”

The program primarily was initiated in the 2000 s, and has included an educational IMAX film; a trip exhibit hosted at science centers and children’s museums; and a life science curriculum and assignment schemes approved by the National Science Teaching Association.

“Insects and arachnids are simply pests when they are entering our homes and businesses or causing damage, ” explained Dan Baldwin, BCE, chairman of technological, practice, and regulatory services for Terminix, as well as a PMP” Ask the Expert” reporter. “Otherwise, they represent an integral part in the health of our ecosystem, so instructing children about them is a critical component of understanding our world.

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