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


Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project
California State University - Monterey Bay. Watershed Institute.
Cooperative effort between the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management - Ft. Ord Project Office, Watershed Institute CSUMB - Return of the Natives, Restoration Education Project, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Return of the Natives has assembled a four-part curriculum for educators who are part of the battle to save native plant communities from the threat of invasive weeds.

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International Government

Weedbuster Games and Activities
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia).

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State Government

Weed Curriculum
Missoula County Weed District (Montana).

Noxious Weeds - School Resources
King County Noxious Weed Control Program (Washington).

Environmental Education for Kids - Invaders of the Forest
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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

Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative & Curriculum
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
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.

Weed Models
Montana State University.
Lifelike artificial weed models of four of the most troublesome western weeds – yellow starthistle, knapweed, leafy spurge, and Dalmatian toadflax are available for education and outreach activities.

Junior Master Gardener
Texas A&M University. Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
See also: Operation Thistle

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Invasive Plants Take Root in Alaska Curriculum (PDF | 6.71 MB)
Homer Soil and Water Conservation District.
This curriculum was designed for grades 9-12 and is intended to be a resource for educators to integrate into their classroom one of the most substantial threats to global biodiversity and agriculture alike - invasive species. The curriculum includes a variety of modules including labs and an online mapping exercise where students can check out local maps of invasive ornamental plants in Alaska. This program encourages students to delve into a locally-relevant, rapidly developing issue of invasive plants which are an increasing problem in Southcentral Alaska. The materials were developed for Kenai Peninsula science teachers but much of the material is appropriate for use state wide.
See also: Educational Materials - Curriculum for more educational resources

Teacher Noxious Weed Curriculum
Montana War on Weeds. Whitehall High School.

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