New Resources for Youth Education
Kids are the future for us
all and the effort to teach children about invasive species is very
important. At ISAN, youth education is one of our major programs and
through more than 350 classroom presentations annually we provide a
prevention message to students. While we have developed most of our
teaching tools, we are always looking for good ideas for improving our
youth outreach. This month several new programs have emerged that offer
great promise..Nab the Aquatic Invader
is a new interactive online activity produce by Sea Grant. Children are
invited to become invasive species detectives as they learn about
species, impacts, vectors and much more. If you are looking for online
activities this might be just what you are hoping for.
love bugs and the U.S. Forest Service is hoping to capitalize on this
to get more kids involved in pest insect programs. They have just
released "Insects Invade" a new classroom-based program that teaches
about pest insects. More than 25,000 teachers across the US received
the "Insects Invade" materials and hopefully some are putting them to
work. If you are interested you can order Insects Invade - A teachers package
Contests are great fun for kids and California is inviting children in grades 2 - 12 to submit entries into the California Invasive Species Action Week Youth Poster Contest
. The Theme for the contest is "Race to Protect Your Favorite Place"
and entries are due by June 20, 2014. If you are looking for a way to
engage kids this may be a great template for you.
Previously Posted on Facebook
We review news stories on a
daily basis and post stories of interest on Facebook as we find them.
However, we know that many of you are not using Facebook so here are
the links we posted during October on our Facebook pages.
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visit our page to see all of the content we publish.
Our Clean Angling Facebook page
is where we post links that deal with fish, fishing, cleaning, boat inspections, and other issues of interest to anglers.
Are you a clean angler? A new study in Great
Britain determined that 50% of canoeists do not wash their boats as they
move between waters.
The Maryland DNR is undertaking a serious
effort to reduce the populations of two popular catfish species that are
non-native invaders in the state
The Wyoming effort to protect the state from invasives by inspecting all boats entering the state is working!
All fishing guides and outfitters in Montana,
Idaho and Wyoming are invited to participate in a survey about aquatic
On our Invasive Species Action Network Facebook page
we post all types of invasive species news including stories about all
types of invaders, policy issues and other items of interest.
were introduced into South Africa more than 100 years ago and today
there is a growing debate whether they should be classified as an
For a look at the difficulty in python hunting in the everglades check out this short video
A University of Minnesota professor is seeking
funding for a full field installation of a new method for stopping
Asian carp movement
Virginia wildlife officials have seized the red-eared slider turtles from a local pet store
Here is a great South Florida python video.
We recently shared the story of how harvest
impacted lionfish in Jamaica. Florida is now considering rule changes
which will increase harvest in the waters of the state.
The Oregon Invasive Species Hotline gets lots
of interesting phone calls. Here is a first person account of some of
the most memorable
California officials are urging the public to
learn to recognize a new disease bearing invasive mosquito that has been
found in the state
officials report a significant decline in lionfish sightings and the
attribute the decline to the extensive effort to encourage eating this
The U.S. Geological Service has developed a
new method for determining if an aquatic plant is native or invasive. It
is very difficult to identify some species and this will be a great
An endangered lizard species has thrived after
removal of the invasives which were harming the population. In fact,
without the invaders the species is no longer at risk
Our Forest Pest Fly Tying Project Facebook page
provides information for anyone concerned about the spread of forest
pest insects. Visit the page and join the conversation about the
problem and our unique fly tying program.
Asian beetles threaten livelihood of Maine’s American Indians
last fall's discovery of emerald ash borers in Boulder, CO, Wyoming
officials are encouraging the public to watch for the invader
The US Forest Service has released a new educator's packet for teaching about forest pest insects.
The Clean Angling News is regularly produced by the Invasive Species
Action Network. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to
learn more about invasive species please contact us:
Invasive Species Action Network
215 East Lewis, #201
Livingston, MT 59047