Second Season of 'Pest Quest' Children's Show Provides a Crafty Addition for Junior Scientists

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announces the debut of its second season of "Pest Quest," the educational children's show that teaches kids about the fascinating world of insects, rodents and small wildlife. New this season is a feature called "Critter Crafts," which directs viewers to a series of bug-inspired arts and crafts videos on KidCritterCrafts.com. The new season of "Pest Quest," is available at NPMA's websites, PestWorld.org and PestWorldForKids.org.

A new group of energetic pre-teens host the show back in their colorful science lab, and topics delve further into what makes insects, rodents and wildlife so interesting. From red mouse tears to glowing scorpions to flying squirrels- there are many pest facts sure to keep kids engaged. The Critter Crafts videos create a new layer of entertainment for young viewers and offers parents and teachers fun activities to share with children.

"The response to the first season of "Pest Quest" was so great that we had to create more of this entertaining and educational content for viewers," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. "With the addition of Critter Crafts and new fun facts, we hope that children will further develop an interest in the fascinating world of entomology and also learn about the importance of keeping some of these species out of our homes where they can become pests posing risks to our health and property."

Twenty-four episodes have been produced for the second season of "Pest Quest," looking at pests from all over the world.  New episodes will be posted to the Pest Quest Channel twice a month.

NPMA has a variety of programs designed for use in the classroom and on the family computer for children in grades K-8. Lesson plans, science projects, report writing programs, interactive games and other fun facts are on PestWorldForKids.org. The Pest Quest Channel, furthers NPMA's commitment to science education.


The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property.

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