The topic of invasive plants is important for youth to be aware of and there are many resources available that fit well into the BC Prescribed Learning Outcomes. Here are a number of resources that may be helpful in your classroom.
Youth Pulling Together Program-Field trips and guest speakers
The Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee provides FREE field trips to interested schools and/classes. To book a field trip or guest speaker, please contact us and we will provide you with more information and resources.
Youth Pulling Together Program-Education Kits
CKIPC can provide your classroom or school with a Nab the Bully Plant program educational kit. Contact CKIPC to order your free kit.
Invader Rangers Clubhouse and Youth Activity Book
This activity book is geared for grades 3-6, and includes fun activities that involve learning about invasive plants through coloring, word searches, a crossword, weedy widget, dodecahedron, and more! See the Invasive Species Council of BC’s Invader Rangers clubhouse page.
Bionic Bob-Colouring book-download PDF 4.5MB
A colouring book with activities and games that outlines biological control that was developed by Ministry of Forests. PDF attached with permission from Ministry of Forests.
A Kid’s Journey to Understanding Weeds–Activity sheets
A US-based set of activity sheets for many weed species that include games and activities. See http://www.weedcenter.org/education/kids_journey.htm
Great resources for teachers and field trip leaders. Also has a wonderful Kid’s Space. See http://www.projectufo.ca/cms/.
Invasives: Plants on the Move
Great on-line resource designed for teachers who want to integrate the topic of invasive plants into the classroom curriculum. Based out of the US, but easily adaptable to BC Prescribed Learning Outcomes, CKIPC has many of these resources completed to meet BC PLO’s, contact us if you would like copies. See http://www.weedinvasion.org/ for the orginals.
Royal BC Museum-Aliens Among Us
Interactive website, with teacher’s resources, great online mapping tools and invasive species profiles. See http://alienspecies.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/