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Red Imported Fire Ants:
Teacher's Guide to Educating Students About RIFA

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This 20-page booklet is designed to provide elementary school teachers with facts and activities to teach children about the Red Imported Fire Ant, a potentially dangerous and destructive insect to the people, animals and plants of California. The publication was produced in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Foundation For Agriculture In The Classroom.

The publication includes:

  • Facts on Red Imported Fire Ants
  • Safety information
  • Classroom activities
  • Instructional games
  • Related resources and suggested readings

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