The Hoike Little Fire Ant Activity is one of OISC’s most requested educational resources. It’s ideal for students grades 4- 8, but can be adapted up to grade 12. Students participating in this activity have provided nearly 3,000 ant samples from Oahu alone…awesome job!
- IN-PERSON EDUCATION: A true Citizen Scientist activity! OISC leads this two-part classroom activity studying the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) in Hawai‘i. Students will learn about ants in Hawai‘i, their impacts and biology, conduct little fire ant tests, and identify their samples. Student samples also provide valuable data and help support early detection efforts of damaging pests on O‘ahu.
- To schedule your a classroom visit or arrange a live webinar, email OISC Outreach & Education Associate: email@example.com
- Hoike LFA PowerPoint
- DISTANCE LEARNING: OISC can do a live, virtual classroom visit on request or use the resources below for on-demand learning. The on-demand webinar is an interactive, 45 minute pre-recorded webinar for students. It contains questions throughout the presentation to keep students engaged and they can even record their ant survey results online. This is perfect for distance learners and home schools!
- ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS: These fun and educational games help strengthen reading and vocabulary skills using terms learned in the Hoike Webinar Presentation.