Yellowjacket School

Age level:

  • K-8th grade

In-class presentation for K-1st graders:

  • Students learn why ground-nesting yellowjackets cause more problems than most other stinging insects.
  • Students learn about similarities and differences between yellowjackets and honey bees.
  • Students learn how to stay safe from yellowjackets and other stinging insects.
  • Information is presented in story format.

In-class presentation for 2nd grade and up:

  • Students learn about some similarities and differences between wasps and bees.
  • Students learn that there are several different species (kinds) of wasps that live in Marin & Sonoma counties, and that some are typically more dangerous than others.
  • Students learn how to identify the various nests that yellowjackets and other wasps and bees make.
  • Students learn how to stay safe from yellowjackets and other stinging insects.

Additional materials:

Document name Uses
Yellowjacket FAQs
  • Answers to a variety of commonly asked questions about yellowjackets