Science Education

Orkin is passionate about bugs, and we want to share our passion with you. Orkin scientists and pest control experts worked together to create fun and easy learning tools for people of all ages to enjoy. After all, understanding bugs not only helps us better appreciate them, but it helps us keep them out of our home.

Orkin Man School Presentations

When properly introduced, insects can be a great way to spark your students’ interest in science. Equipped with scientific knowledge on insects of every kind and educational materials to supplement your K-6 science lessons, Orkin can help you add fun and excitement to this year’s science curriculum. Please complete the following form if you’re interested in receiving a visit from your local Orkin Man.

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Help students develop a more comprehensive understanding of insects using the creative activities that meet national science standards in Insect Safari. Encourage students to research, observe and demonstrate their understanding of insects through arts and crafts.

Coloring and Activities

Feed your curiosity for bugs with games and activities. Download and color cool pictures, learn how to draw your favorite bugs and play engaging games. Our Coloring and Activities pages encourage kids to imagine bugs in new and creative ways with mazes, drawing sheets and coloring pages.

Educator Resources

Orkin Man Lab Notes

At Orkin, our knowledge goes beyond just pest control. Orkin Man Lab Notes gives you an inside look into the things we find most interesting while keeping you up to date with the fascinating world of bugs. Go to Site

Promethean Planet

Orkin is proud to partner with Promethean Planet, an online resource created for teachers, by teachers. It’s free to join and filled with activities and lessons for children of all ages. Visit the Site

O. Orkin Insect Zoo

Orkin is proud to support the O. Orkin Insect Zoo as part of our continuing commitment to public educational programs. Located inside the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, the O. Orkin Insect Zoo changes the way you view insects and their relatives. Over a million visitors each year visit the O. Orkin Insect Zoo and discover the global ecological importance of insects and the interdependent relationships between insects and people.Visit the Site