Provides general educational resources for students K-12 for invasive
species. Refer to Outreach
Tools for resources created
to assist in increasing awareness of invasive species issues.
See other sections for species specific information:
Redesigned Kids Site (Jun 7, 2010)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
an educational website operated by the Agricultural
Research Service now has a new look and "feel." The
website, which is primarily
geared to youngsters aged 8-13, offers a "Teachers'
Desk" loaded with classroom resources and activities
designed to stimulate kids' learning about agricultural
research. New features include: Images of Ag Research," a
captioned slideshow depicting science in action, from
a dive-bombing fly that's forcing fire ants to take
cover, to parasitic tapeworms "pickled" in
Change Online Conference - Resources for Teachers
Sep 29-Oct 1, 2009
Evergaldes National Park.
Aimed primarily at 7th and 8th grades, this activity guide encourages teachers
to explore the role of introduced species in our natural ecosystems. Interactive
games and classroom activities instill students with the importance of responsible
pet selection and ownership.
Species - Learning Landscapes
Bureau of Land Management.
Invasive Species Knowledge Center - Teacher Resource Center
DOI. NPS. Biological Resource Management Division, Natural Resource Information Division.
Natural Inquirer / Invasive
The Natural Inquirer is a science education resource journal to be used with
learners from grade 5 and up. The Natural Inquirer contains articles describing
natural resource research conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Forest Service scientists and their cooperators. These are scientific journal
articles that have been reformatted to meet the needs of middle school students.
The articles are easy to understand, are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, contain
glossaries, and include hands-on activities.
The goal of the Natural Inquirer is to stimulate critical reading and thinking
about scientific inquiry and investigation while learning about ecology, the
natural environment, and natural resources.
Invasive Species Learning Kit
Interactive Non-native Invasive Species learning kits are available to educate
pre-school to adult groups about non-native invasive plants and animals.
Nile Virus - Education: Training and Materials
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Florida Agriculture and Non-native Species (PDF | 812 KB)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Aquaculture.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Activities and lesson plans geared toward pre-school
through 12th grade learning and educator resources.
Species Educational Programs and Resource Materials
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
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Educators and IPM for
Pennsylvania State University; Pennsylvania Department
of Agriculture; Pennsylvania IPM Program.
IPM Curriculum K-6
Michigan State University. Pesticide Education.
Compendium of Activities to Protect the Ecosystem (ESCAPE)
Illinios-Indiana College Sea Grant Program.
Includes a collection of activities developed from the Exotic Species Day Camp
Project for Educators. This package includes 36 user-friendly sets of lessons
that incorporate experiments, art, music and games.
Pest Management Curriculum for Connecticut
University of Connecticut. Integrated Pest Management.
Includes separate curriculum for Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8.
These curricula are intended to illustrate the application of the science, math
and language arts taught in our schools to solving the environmental and human
health problems facing society and to introduce the concepts of Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) to the younger generation.
Invasion Ecology (Oct
2002) and Invasive
Published by: National Science Teachers Association
Authentic Scientific Research for High School Students;
consists of a student edition and teacher's guide
designed to enable high school students to carry
out authentic research.
Oregon Sea Grant Extension. Watershed and Invasive Species
Created by Oregon Sea Grant Extension WISE
Program (Watershed and Invasive Species Education), this
site is for those interested in invasive species education
and raising awareness about invasive species in their
local watershed. You will find many different kinds of
invasive species projects from creative teachers and students that
participate in the WISE Program, including lesson plans, power points,
public outreach materials, and stewardship projects.
Nonindigenous Species Education
Louisiana Sea Grant.
Species Activities for Youth (PDF | 650 KB)
Mississippi State University Extension Center.
Coastal Research and Extension Center.
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Public Broadcasting Service. Scientific American
Buffel Busters Activity Booklet and Identification Guide
Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center.
This bilingual (Spanish) booklet is geared to 3rd and 4th Graders and tied to Arizona Department of Education Standards. This booklet was produced with grant funding from Arizona State Forestry and USDA.
Illinios-Indiana College Sea Grant Program. Exotics on the Move.
Includes reports, fact sheets, posters, CD-ROM.
Environmental Change: Introduced Species
National Science Teachers Association.
This book is the fourth installment in the Global Environmental Change series
created by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in conjunction with
the Environmental Protection Agency. The information and activities are written
for grades 9-12. The book can be ordered online through NSTA.
K-12 Teaching and Learning Center (requires
K-12 Teaching and Learning Center.
Plants and Alien Animals: Invasive Species in North Carolina
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Aliens: Introduced Species (May 2002; PDF | 79 KB)
Includes two original lessons for the high school to undergraduate level. Both
lessons examine issues stemming from introduced and invasive species. Activities
include gathering statistical information about local invasives and interviewing
animal and plant inspection personnel at an international airport.
on Planet Earth - For Educators
Public Broadcasting Service; National Geographic
Provides learning resources for environmental educators, at locations such
as environmental education camps, zoos and aquariums, parks and wildlife refuges,
as well as middle-school classrooms. Services will be available for free online
and will include an in-depth educators' guide, video clips, a glossary, interviews,
printable educational materials, episode summaries, and weblinks. All of the
activities are peer reviewed, correlated to national education standards and
conform to the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Excellence in Environmental Education - Guidelines for Learning (K-12).
General Educational Resources (non-invasive related)
List of all public elementary schools and private elementary schools within the country as well as various statistics.
Includes data on thousands of public and private high schools in the U.S. Extensive listing of high schools by city and state and school search tools. School data on each and every high school in the U.S., including enrollment and student/teacher ratios, as well as school address and contact information.
Statisical Abstract - Education
Includes data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. Data shown relate to the school-age population and school enrollment, educational attainment, education personnel, and financial aspects of education. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.
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