Bugscope

Session 2009-073 with Ventura County Fair

Application

The School

School Name Ventura County Fair
School Homepage http://www.venturacountyfair.org
Location
Community Suburban
Type Nonedu

The Class

Subjects Taught beneficial insects & integrated pest management
Grades Taught Other
Number of Students 100

The Project

Project Title Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Ventura Co. Agriculture
Insects To Study a variety
Project Description My husband farms here in Ventura County, and we are also the superintendents of agriculture for our county fair. We would like to do one or two presentations of about 20 minutes about pests and beneficial insects used in our county. (we've been practicing integrated pest management in this county for over 80 years, but many people don't know what it is) We hope to use BugScope to engage and excite our fair guests about beneficial insects and integrated pest management by featuring this presentation during our Children's Day in the agriculture building at the Ventura County Fair. And other times if you are open to it and your schedule would allow. We hope to be partnering with our local UC Cooperative Extension advisor and Associates Insectary of Santa Paula, CA. The insectary would be able to send specimens for a variety of beneficials that we use. I have a hunch this would be a new presentation medium for us all, but we are excited by the possibilties this opportunity presents and would be happy to discuss it further via email or phone.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I'm a library tech at a shcool and found you while helping a first grade teacher. (she's hoping to use you next year!)

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