Second Season of 'Pest Quest' Children's Show Provides a Crafty Addition for Junior ScientistsNPMA Staff
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
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
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.