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Classroom Plants and Animals

Live plants and animals are valuable teaching tools! However they can also become invasive species if they escape from the classroom. By integrating the concept of invasive species into your lessons and talking about why it is important not to release, you will be helping your students take good care of the classroom plants and animals while at the same time become stewards of their local environment and community. Here are some simple things you can do:

  • Never release live plants or animals!
  • Learn about invasive species (build scientific skills to meet standards).
  • Volunteer to remove or prevent invaders (build stewardship and community connections).

More information

"Don't Let It Loose" Poster'tLetItLoosePoster.pdf

Classroom Pet Adoption Pledge

Aquatic Species Regulation Database

Invasive Crayfish May be Class Pets First

Education Toolkit on Aquatic Invasive Species

Research Project that looks at AIS in the classroom

FOSS/Delta Policy Statement on Living Organisms in the Classroom

Information about invasive species from Canada

Ways you can prevent invasions