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Outreach and Awareness

Provides selected resources for Outreach and Awareness materials to increase awareness of invasive species issues.

See also:

  • Educator resources for educators helping students learn more about invasive species issues
  • Public Awareness Campaign for campaigns and programs designed to increase public awareness of invasive species issues
  • What You Can Do to learn about general volunteer opportunities and ways the average citizen can help to control invasive species


  • Hungry Pests: Partner Tools

    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • Provides partner tools to get the word out about how to help stop the spread of harmful invasive plant pests. Please download, print, and use these materials in your state outreach efforts. Includes promotional materials, featured articles, pest cards, state-specific brochures, infographics, print and online ads, and other materials.

  • Spread the Word: African Swine Fever Resources

    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • Help us spread the word to save the herd. These helpful resources on African swine fever are available to everyone with an interest in protecting our pigs. Please share the content with your networks and on your social and other channels.

  • Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! - Campaign Resources

    • Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.

    • Welcome to the Campaign Resources section for Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!. This section provides resources to help achieve your goals of building awareness and increasing engagement. Resources include a graphics library, marketing showroom, and image library.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this subject, organized by source.

  • AIM - Outreach Resources

    • Aquatic Invaders in the Marketplace.

    • A variety of organizations have developed educational materials on AIM. They can be used to learn more and teach others about these harmful plants and animals.

  • Don't Move Firewood - Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week Toolkit

    • Nature Conservancy.

    •  Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is in May each year. Provides outreach materials for EAB EAB Awareness Week.

  • Don't Move Firewood - Toolbox

  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) - Outreach Toolkit

    • National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

    • National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is a nationwide event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what people can do to prevent their spread. NISAW toolkit provides templates for sharing invasive species outreach with the local media as well as ideas for creative ways to engage your local community on invasive species.

  • Spread the Word


    • Tell your friends and family about invasive species! Share videos, brochures, photos and other materials. Texas is a big state, and we can't get the word out to everyone without your help. You can either fill out the form to order them, or you can download versions from this website.

Federal Government
  • APHIS Campaign: Defend the Flock Program - Resource Center

    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The Defend the Flock program provides information and resources from USDA and other experts for keeping poultry healthy. It includes practical tips from growers like you, veterinarians, state agencies, scientists, and industry professionals for practicing biosecurity every day. Biosecurity is a team effort. We have to work together to defend our nation’s flocks. Resources include information needed to practice good biosecurity is available here -- checklists, resource guides, videos, and other tools.

  • Non-native Invasive Species - Communication Tools

    • USDA. FS. Eastern Region.

    • Templates for fields guides, brochures, pamphlets, outdoor signs to be used to create quality materials to increase awareness and protection.

State and Local Government
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Materials

    • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

    • Outreach materials are provided to help organizations and individuals promote aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention activities in their communities. Minnesota DNR's Invasive Species Program provides printed materials and design files, as well as providing review of AIS materials created by other organizations.

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) in Georgia - Education and Outreach

    • Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Resources Division.

  • Florida Plant and Apiary Industry Videos

    • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

    • The Division of Plant Industry produces informational videos, training videos and public service announcements as part of its mission to protect Florida's native and commercially grown plants and the state's apiary industry from harmful pests and diseases.

  • Invasive Species Tools and Resources

    • Wildlife Forever.

    • Wildlife Forever provides many full scale, turn-key, media, marketing and advertising services. Industry contacts save partners time while taking advantage of deep discounts. Wildlife Forever also pools funds to coordinate regional and multi-agency outreach programs. Wildlife Forever is committed to stopping the spread of invasive species with the necessary resources to provide outreach and educational materials, as well as an extensive network of partners with specialized skills and high impact marketing services for on-the-ground strategies targeting recreational users.

  • Play Clean Go - Outreach Freebies

    • North America Invasive Species Management Association.

    • These invasive species education materials make it easier to tell your followers about invasive species. Download and schedule for your invasive species outreach on web and social media! Provides videos, images, rack cards, and infographics for your invasive species outreach!

  • Rapid Response Kit

    • Wildlife Forever.

    • With this new kit, Wildlife Forever gives agencies, organizations and communities across the country the tools to quickly communicate about an infestation. This kit will help you send out an urgent warning that a local lake has been infested with a specific Aquatic Invasive Species, and educate the affected public as to what they can – and should – do in this event to help prevent the further spread of the species.