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4-H Science Toolkits - Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer adult

Adult. Photo: Debbie Miller/USFS, Bugwood.org

This kit serves to educate youth about the threats of invasive species, such as the star of our newest toolkit: the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, an invasive species from Asia. Activities cover themes such as how to determine if an ash tree on your property is being attacked by an Emerald Ash Borer, and how to report/treat such in incidence, as well as broader themes, such as biodiversity. Youth will be able to act out their own mock town hall meeting, and will learn the cultural importance of the sacred Ash tree to Native American populations across Maine.

  • General Tool Kit Information Sheet (to reserve a tool kit): Word | PDF
  • Curriculum
  • Included in this toolkit are:
    • Index cards
    • Tape
    • Twine
    • 6-inch rulers (6)
    • Peterson’s First Guide to Insects (5)
    • Decks of cards (3)
    • Peterson’s First Guide to Trees (5)
    • Trundle/Measuring Wheel (1)
    • Clipboards (3)
    • Flagging tape
    • Tape measure
    • Calculators (6)
    • DVD “Basket Trees: Saving a Tradition”
    • Book: Kenu’s Basket
    • Forest Trees of Maine (one copy)
    • Visuals USB drive*

* All visuals and worksheets needed for this project kit are included in the visuals USB drive unless otherwise stated. The visuals USB drive can be found in the labeled page protector located in the facilitator’s book.

MAINE EPSCoR logo This activity is supported by National Science Foundation award #EPS-0904155 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine. NSF logo


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