In November Green Teacher released our latest book Teaching about Invasive Species. In the upcoming months several of the authors of Teaching about Invasive Species will be presenting on their unique topics during one hour webinars.
Green Teacher webinars provide professional development from some of the most important thinkers in the field of environmental education, and registration is absolutely FREE.
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Invasive Species: Towards a Deeper Understanding
with Lisa Zinn and Jonathon Schramm
Thursday, February 12 from 7:30-8:30pm EST
Invasive species provide an exciting story for environmental educators. We have a villain (the bad invasives) and a victim (the poor helpless native species). Although this portrayal might capture a student’s attention, what is often lacking are the deeper ecological principles that come in to play. We will explore several myths often presented in the teaching about invasive species, and we explore alternative teaching scenarios that can be used as alternatives to these myths that can help students understand these deeper ecological principles.
Citizen Science Tackles Invasive Species
with Christine Voyer
Wednesday, February 25th from 7:30-8:30pm EST
From creeping vines to munching beetles to pinching crabs, invasive species are on the move. Monitoring the spread and mitigating the impacts invasive species wreak can be daunting tasks for scientists and managers. They need classrooms and communities to help. As students and community members. contribute observations and expertise to invasive species citizen science efforts, they learn about local ecosystems, engage in science practices, and use 21st century skills like collaboration and problem solving. In this webinar, Christine Voyer will share resources and the steps needed to help engage.
Invasive Species Learning Options
with Sue Staniforth
Tuesday, March 24th from 7:30-8:30pm EST
Invasive species are a serious issue world-wide, representing the second greatest threat to global biodiversity after habitat loss, and costing governments and communities tens of billions of dollars in control efforts. Unlike many large scale environmental issues, students and youth groups can usually do something about invasive species and in a hands-on, experiential way. In this webinar, Sue will review a variety of educational strategies and fieldwork planning tools that support young people tackling invasive species locally. She will also highlight some activities that engage students in identifying, surveying and mapping native and invasive species, investigating the impacts of invasive species on local ecosystems, economy, and cultures, and developing effective action projects.