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Contains links to educational tools useful for teaching K-12 students for invasive aquatic species, organized by type of organization. See Resource Library - K-12 Resources for general resources and other species.

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An Aquatic Nuisance Species: Teaching Curriculum for South Dakota - Grades 4-12 (PDF | 601 KB)
South Dakota Division of Wildlife. Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

University/Academic

Marine Education: A Bibliography of Educational Materials Available from the Nation's Sea Grant College Programs (PDF | 917 KB)
Florida Sea Grant.
This 67-page book lists educational and curriculum materials from the 29 Sea Grant programs across the nation

Invasive Species of the Gulf Coast: Select References on Nonindigenous Invasive Species (NIS)
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Louisiana Marine Education Resources.

Marine Bioinvaders - Educational Resources: Information for Students and Teachers
MIT. Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources.

Aquatic Invasive Species: An Educator's Information and Materials Guide (Jul 2003; PDF | 1.61 MB)
University of Minnesota. Sea Grant Program.

Aquatic Invader Toolkit
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
Prepared by: National Sea Grant College Program; Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Aquatic Invaders (AI) tool kit is designed as a comprehensive package for educators in Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) member institutions to present an innovative, engaging and information program. The goal is to clarify basic components of the invasive species problem in the United States and to explain nonindigenous species.

AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) Toolkit for Teachers
Oregon Sea Grant.
The Aquatic Invasive Species Menace to the West Toolkit is a set of fun, challenging, and inspiring lessons and activities that build on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) principles and are designed to help kids understand what invasive species are, how they affect the environment, and what we can all do about them. The toolkit contains lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, a species resource guide and a species activity guide. The toolkit highlights 10 aquatic invasive species that are relevant for students on the west coast, including California, Washington, and Oregon.

Organizations

Aquatic Nuisance Species Information and Education Materials Relevant to the Great Lakes Basin: Recommendations and Descriptive Inventory (Aug 1997; PDF | 210 KB)
Great Lakes Commission.
Approved by the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species

TEACH Great Lakes: Non-native Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Information Network.

Exotic Aquatics on the Move (EATM) CD-ROM
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program.
A joint project of National Sea Grant Network & Geographic Education Alliances,
27 classroom activities that align with National Geography Education Standards by linking ANS (Aquatic Nuisance Species) activities and projects from the Exotic Aquatics on the Move workshops, held in Indiana, Louisiana, New York, and Washington.

Nab the Aquatic Invader - Be a Sea Grant Super Sleuth
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
Age range is third grade and up. It's a fun way to learn about aquatic invaders. By using this site you can check out lots of unusual species that create real problems in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf, and Great Lakes regions.

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Aquatic Plants

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Products and Educational Tools
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

  • Florida Education Initiative and Curriculum
    Provides educators with the information and resources they need to teach about the benefits of Florida's native plants and the harmful impacts that some invasive, non-native plants are having on our natural areas and neighborhoods. Includes four core modules with related lessons and accompanying materials useful in the classroom. Also see What's New for a sampling of seasonal items of interest and tools for teachers.

Organizations

Understanding Invasive Aquatic Weeds
Aquatic Plant Management Society.
Homework and Classroom Activities for the 5th Grade

Aquatic Plant Management Research Scholarships Available (Nov 2007)
Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society.
The Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS) announces the availability of scholarship funds and/or student stipends for college students focusing in the field of aquatic plant management. Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 are available to graduate students that are studying some aspect of aquatic plant management or algal management. Student stipends up to $5,000 are available for undergraduate students working on a project related to aquatic plant management.

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Aquatic Animals

Federal Government

The Lionfish Invasion!
DOC. NOAA. National Ocean Service.

State Government

University/Academic

Invasion of an Exotic Species: Stop the Zebra Mussel
Virginia Sea Grant. Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Activities and Resources for Grades 8-12

Mussel Bound: The Zebra Mussel Invasion and Web of Life Game
Rice University. Center for Research on Parallel Computation.
The "Web of Life Game" actively demonstrates to students the impact zebra mussels have in a native river environment. Requires creating game pieces for the board game.
Marcella Dawson, GirlTECH '96

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