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Provides links for resources created to assist in increasing awareness of invasive species issues. See our Educational K-12 Resources section for teaching materials. See our What You Can Do section to learn about general volunteer opportunities and ways the average citizen can help to control invasive species.


Invasive Species Webinars
Association of State Wetland Managers.
In 2017, the Association of State Wetland Managers received a Cooperative Agreement Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program to organize and host a mini webinar series on best management practices for invasive species management in wetlands in coastal areas of the country.

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series
Webinars are scheduled monthly for information about good and bad insects. Extension staff will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, and house dwellers as well as the 8-legged ones too (arachnids).  Not all insects are bad, though, learn the differences in identification and how to welcome pollinators to your area! Previous years webinars are archived and available for viewing.

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Education and Outreach
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Outreach and Educational Materials
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Resources
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.
Includes various marketing materials designed to increase your awareness about the aquatic hitchhiker problem and to empower you and your audiences to become part of the solution in preventing the spread of these nuisance species.


AIM - Outreach Resources
Aquatic Invaders in the Marketplace.

iMapInvasives - Community Toolbox
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
Provides a wide variety of resources on iMapInvasives including a videos, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and handouts. Each item can be viewed, downloaded, or printed for free and all are encouraged for use at special events where invasive species are a relevant topic and as outreach tools when speaking with individuals who have an interest in tracking invasive species.

Invasive Species Education & Outreach Compendium: Ontario, Canada (PDF | 6.9 MB)
Invasive Species Centre (Canada).
Results from a Web-based survey conducted Dec 2011 - Jan 2012. The objective of this survey was to gather information about education and outreach materials and methods for invasive plant management across the province (Ontario).

Resource Materials and Information
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).

Volunteer Coordination and Outreach Tools
Archive from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.
Includes many resources and tools to spread the word about invasive species and prevention

Federal Government

Biosecurity for Wild Birds, Pet Birds and Poultry - Campaign Materials
USDA. APHIS. Biosecurity for Birds.

Invasive Species Outreach Toolbox
DOD. Legacy Resources Management Program.
DoD developed this toolkit to help installation natural resource managers and others protect the natural resources on our nation's military lands. This toolkit provides templates for brochures, posters, reference cards, PowerPoint presentations, and radio public service announcements to help resource managers educate others on the problem of invasives and how they can help support management efforts.

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.

Outreach and Education
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.

Hungry Pests: Partner Tools
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Provides free access to the Hungry Pests public service announcements, outreach materials and customizable tools for your communication efforts. There are many materials to support your outreach efforts (including pest cards, flyers, state-specific brochures, and more).

Playing Smart Against Invasive Species
USDA. FS. Invasive Species Program.
'Playing Smart Against Invasive Species' videos produced by the USDA Forest Service are excellent resources for education and public outreach. These videos explain how people can enjoy the great outdoors and avoid spreading invasive species along the way. Videos ranging from 6-27 minutes targets outdoor recreational users and includes camping, horseback riding, canoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, biking, and others.

State Government

Emerald Ash Borer Education Kit
Illinois Natural History Survey.
Detailed model of the emerald ash borer, comes with a booklet to educate the public how to identify this destructive exotic pest. (fee based)

Plant and Apiary Industry Videos
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
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.


Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Training Materials
University of California. Agricultural and Natural Resources. Kearney Agricultural Center. Citrus Entomology.

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.
See also: Fact Sheets (multiple species from various Sea Grant programs.

Education Products
Illinios-Indiana College Sea Grant Program.
Includes educational materials (K-12) as well as general outreach materials.

Living Green Episode - Invasive Exotics (29 minutes; available on DVD)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
This episode focuses on the importance of controlling invasive exotic plants, insects, and animals. Join host Dr. Mark Hostetler as he informs people about the importance of controlling the spread of invasive exotics, including introduced plants (Chinese tallow trees, wild taro, water hyacinths, and melaleuca trees), fire ants, and even released pets such as the large Nile monitor lizard. Options are explored for homeowners and landowners alike to control invasive species in their own communities.


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.

The Silent Invasion
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
The documentary produced by Ed Jahn illustrates how invasive species are changing the environment in Oregon, and focuses on ways people can work together to make a difference to native fish and wildlife resources, Oregon's economy and quality of life. Watch the video online or can be ordered on DVD for educational use.

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