2016: Invasive Species
Grade 9 to Grade 12
Invasive species pose a serious threat to the stability of ecosystems around the globe. Invasive species have been known to disrupt food webs, damage or destroy habitat and contribute to the decline of indigenous species at risk and in addition to their environmental impact, invasive species can have a significant impact on local economies. The 19th and 20th centuries have seen an exponential increase in the number of invasive species being intentionally and unintentionally introduced around the world through a variety of methods. Through this study guide students will learn about invasive species prevention, introduction, impact and management.