Many of the projects on this site were created with guidance from our curriculum: Aquatic Invasions! A Menace to the West. This curriculum offers a set of fun, challenging, and inspiring lessons and activities that build on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) principles and are designed to help kids understand what invasive species are, how they affect the environment, and what we can all do about them. The toolkit contains lesson plans, a species resource guide and a species activity guide which all highlight aquatic invasive species that are relevant for students on the west coast, including California, Washington, and Oregon.
We hope the examples here will be helpful in developing an invasive species unit in your classroom, raising awareness in your community, or to simply be inspired by outstanding student projects! We encourage teachers to use this website as a forum of discussion to share ideas and class projects as well as ask for advice on future lessons.