Invasive Species — Additional Resources
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Asian Longhorned Beetle website presents information about this pest along with curriculum materials for grades 4–12.
Global Invasive Species Database
The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) has compiled a list of “100 of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species.” View photos and learn more about these species’ habitats, impacts, uses, and geographical ranges.
Invasive Species 3-D Paper Models
The Regional Municipality of York has downloadable Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetle 3-D paper models for teachers, adults, and children. Be sure to find and share the part of the template that depicts the actual adult size of these invasive species.
Nab the Aquatic Invader
Nab the Aquatic Invader teaches students in grades 4-10 about aquatic invaders and the problems they create. Produced by NOAA and the Sea Grant Program, the website features games and activities for students, as well as background information on each species.
National Invasive Species Information Center
Find resources and information about invasive species in your state using the National Invasive Species Information Center database. Select “Browse by Geography” to begin your search.
The American Public Gardens Association assembled a team of Plant Heroes to detect and combat bugs and diseases that harm plants and ecosystem health, particularly the Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, and Ramorum Blight. Using games, comics, printables, and field guides, the website allows students to learn more about these invasive species.
Use of Giant African Land Snails in Classrooms
Giant African Land Snails are illegal in the continental United States because they are highly invasive and can cause extensive damage to agricultural and natural resources. See this important message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to educators about the risk involved in using Giant African Land Snails in science lessons.
What Is an Invasive Species?
Use the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s What Is an Invasive Species? website to learn what invasive species are, what people can do about them, and which species might be found in your area.