Get to know the hardworking insects and other arthropods which keep our world clean–nature’s very own special cleanup crew.
Bugs On Wheels: Cleanup Crew explores the fascinating, often overlooked, group of organisms which help keep our world clean – nature’s cleanup crew!
Without this hardworking army of insects, bacteria, fungi, and other animals, our Earth would be a much different place. Get to know the important consumers vital to an ecosystem’s balance – decomposers, scavengers, and detritivores.
Uncover the secrets of decomposition, and investigate how decomposers help forensic scientists break down crime scenes!
Find out why dung beetles rock (and roll), and learn why cockroaches are awesome when you meet our cleanup crew!
Download TEKS-based curriculum below.
These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.
- Add on a Wildlife On Wheels program and a presentation of Docents To Go: Oceans to create an Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, renewable energy, and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Or, focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!