Students learn about the threat posed by invasive species while linking the knowledge to their local ecosystem. They isolate the most important information into a concise ID card for the species, one that a community member could easily carry in their wallet and pull out if they saw something unusual - the type of citizen science actually used to reduce invasive species populations.
Some of the cards end up very clear and professional - some kids have gone so far as to laminate them before submission. The result is a fun and memorable way of learning about one of the biggest threats to local ecosystems, while maintaining the hope that something can be done about them.
What is included?
-Student Exemplars (photographs)
-Three differentiated levels of a research guide
-An ID card design guide
What else is needed?
-Index cards (or other rigid paper)
-Basic craft supplies