CKISS can help teachers bring the topic of invasive species into the classroom

Invasive species are a serious issue worldwide

CKISS has partnered with School District 20 to offer a workshop for teachers at their upcoming pro-d day on Feb. 9.

Invasive species are a serious issue worldwide, representing the second greatest threat to global biodiversity after habitat loss. It is important to engage people of all ages in identifying invasive species and taking action.

Young people are a particularly important audience; invasive species, unlike many large-scale environmental issues, are something that students can actually do something about, in a hands-on, experiential way.

The workshop will begin with an Invasive Species 101 presentation. Following the presentation, we will review a variety of educational resources and hands-on activities that support students in learning about invasive species in their communities. The new BC Curriculum for K – 7 focuses on project-based learning and experiential activities; invasive species identification, activities, and community weed pulls are a perfect fit for teachers and students in meeting the new learning outcomes.

Teachers will receive the Green Teacher Book “Teaching about Invasives”, a Field Guide: Invasive Plants of BC and other classroom-ready resources that will support teachers in bringing this topic into the classroom.

If you are a K-7 teacher in School District 20 please contact your Director of Instruction- Learning Services to register for this workshop. Limited spaces!

If you would like a similar workshop in your school or district please contact Education Program Coordinator Laurie Frankcom, lfrankcom@ckiss.ca or 1-844-352-1160 ext 206.

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