Innovation Challenge

Orkin is proud to encourage students' curiosity about insects and entomology through our first-ever Start With Science Innovation Challenge. This science-focused challenge encouraged teachers to submit their most innovative insect-inspired projects to DonorsChoose.org.

Orkin matched citizen donations up to $3,000 and provided $186,000 in total funds to help more than 75,000 U.S. students. An amazing 845 classroom projects were fully funded, supporting hands-on experience learning about insects, and more than 700 pre-K through high school teachers received classroom materials.

In addition, the top ten most innovative project submissions will each receive a $5,000 gift card for additional classroom needs. Judging will take place later this summer.

At Orkin, everything we do is backed by science. We learn constantly, and we’re committed to cultivating a curiosity and a love of learning in the next generation of scientists. To date, we’ve donated more than $850,000 to fund projects through DonorsChoose.org. Want to join the effort? Visit the link below to donate to the cause – even $1 helps!

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