Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently hosted its first-ever school field trip at its National Training Center in Woodstock, Ga. More than 160 second-grade students from Avery Elementary School in Cherokee County attended and participated in labs focused on entomology, science and math. The students were broken into up into five groups: Bumblebees, Beetles, Ants, Crickets and Roaches. These groups visited various labs and learning stations, including:
• Build-A-Bug workshop
• Home Inspection Lab
• Nature Walk
• Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Microlab
• Non Petting Zoo
Arrow team members taught them how Arrow service professionals perform inspections and the tools that they use. The students were even given the opportunity to perform their own inspection. Additionally, they learned more about entomology, insect identification, and the methods to treat various pests.
The students were provided a picnic lunch complete with a drone flyover above the campus.
At the conclusion of the field trip, Arrow provided each student with a special entomologists-in-training backpack with insect-related tools such as a magnifying glass, an insect collection kit, stickers, and pencils. “We hope that our students understand that what we do as an industry protects their health as well as the homes that they live in,” said Shay Runion, chief human resources officer and senior VP of Professional Development. “We want them to understand that school is important as well as fun and exciting. We love educating our next generation, and cannot wait to plan another class field trip to Arrow University.”