The Air Potato, Dioscorea bulbifera, is an invasive noxious weed in South Florida. In a previous post, I described efforts at biological control using the leaf feeding Air Potato Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris cheni. Students at Terra Environmental Research Institute, a magnet high school southwest of Miami, Florida have been enlisted to participate in rearing the beetle in large numbers for release in a laboratory at the school. Students will be learning about invasive species, conservation and insect biology and rearing. The project incorporates science, technology, hands-on learning activities and community services. The project has attracted significant corporate sponsorship. This model of partnerships with schools in service projects has many benefits for both students and communities.