Why have Environment and Ecology as a topic of study K-12, and why IPM?? First, let's put the topic of Environment and Ecology in perspective.
E&E IPM Standard: 4A, 4C, 7B, 10A, 12A Skills: Ordering, inferring, predicting, critical thinking
E&E IPM Standard: 4A, 7A, 10A Skills: Critical thinking, integration, discussion, presentation, math
(Outline from M. Frazier; IPM in the Classroom 1997) The field of Integrated Pest Management developed during a particular time in history.