EKISC works with both formal and non-formal educators, to deliver valuable invasive species education to our community. EKISC supports educators to integrate invasive species education into their current teaching practices to enhance and diversify their student’s learning both in, and outside of, their classrooms.
Find out what invasive species are threatening your local biodiversity, what you can do to help, and learn how to link invasive species to your classroom and tie into the curriculum. Pro D-Day Training comes complete with a power point presentation, hands-on activities and an outdoor plant ID session. Training sessions are suitable for elementary, middle and secondary school classes and sessions run approximately a half day in length.
Classroom Weed Pull
Organize a weed pull or restoration event with your class to take action and protect our native biodiversity. Invasive species and native biodiversity are important themes tied to the BC curriculum. Take your class or youth group outside to identify invasive plants/species, and organize a weed pull or restoration event in the East Kootenay region. We can help you find a site for your event, provide you with gloves and hand tools, ID books and a weedy expert to help guide the field trip.
Biodiversity + Invasives Classroom Visit
Invite EKISC and Billy the American Bullfrog to come chat to your class about the negative impacts invasives have on us. We bring along pressed plants, power points, photo cards, games, scavenger hunts and more! This chat can be adapted to all age groups, as well as our games!
Ensure your classroom pet isn’t an invasive species and never release your unwanted pets into the wild. Some exotic pets are able to thrive and reproduce in their new environment. Once established, they can take over their new habitat, reducing native populations and changing the structure of the ecosystem.
British Columbia is now home to several introduced invasive pet and plant species, including:
Red Eared Slider Turtle
Want to run an invasive program on your own? EKISC, ISCBC and CCIS have awesome downloadable resources for you - here are a couple of our favorites!
PRIMARY + ELEMENTRAY
Grades K - 6 / Ages 4 - 12
INTERMEDIATE + SECONDARY
Grades 7 - 12 / Ages 11 - 18