Information on established terrestrial invaders and their impact in Peel and Halton
How to identify these species and the next wave of invasive species to watch out for!
Indoor and outdoor curriculum-linked activities
Training on using EDDMapS Ontario (web-based invasive species mapping system) in your classroom
How to take action with your students through local monitoring and stewardship programs
The content covered in the Terrestrial Invaders workshop can be applied across numerous grades and subjects taught in Ontario. However, we find connections to the following courses and strands are some of the strongest:
The Terrestrial Invaders workshop helps teachers incorporate STEM education and STSE expectations into everyday lessons. Teachers who participate in this workshop will:
This workshop is a collaboration between EcoSpark, the Early Detection & Rapid Response (EDRR) Network Ontario, Credit Valley Conservation and the Riverwood Conservancy.
The Early Detection & Rapid Response (EDRR) Network Ontario project trains and equips volunteers with the skills and resources needed to better detect and reduce invasive species in Ontario, one community at a time. The EDRR is a partnership between the Invasive Species Centre and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.
This project will help move invasive species knowledge and action outside of expert circles by arming volunteers with awareness, knowledge and tools to undertake on-the-ground projects in the community. Together, we will increase the awareness of invasive species and support hands-on work to detect them and reduce their impacts.