Invasive-Wise Education


Are you interested in inspiring learners to contribute to community and care for the environment?

Would you like to learn more about the natural world and experience your local places?

Would you like to provide hands-on learning with curriculum-linked lessons?

Are you interested in integrating Indigenous knowledge into your lessons?

Learn more about Invasive-Wise Education.

InspirING Action to Protect BC’s Biodiversity

ISCBC has developed a new Invasive-Wise Education program to provide BC curriculum-linked lesson plans for grades 1-7 that can be used in the classroom, at home, and outdoors in the schoolyard or local parks. Activities will engage students in hands-on learning and provide knowledge, skills and opportunities to deepen their connection to biodiversity and community. 

The lessons are supported by interactive online resources and community science reporting tools. Students will be inspired to take action around environmental issues including invasive species.

Youth participating in ISCBC’s invasive-wise education

FROM EDUCATORS

What educators have to say about their students learning about invasive species:

I absolutely loved all the learning that was going on…the kids being so excited to learn about invasive species and wanting to clean up our [school] yard, protect our area and keep it pristine.

Teacher, Williams Lake

Getting outside and working together is just wonderful education.

This is part of our science, social studies, and social responsibility. It all ties together beautifully.

DID YOU KNOW?

Invasive species impact our environment, community, and economy. Learning about how we can all play our part to prevent the spread of invasive species is empowering, an act of hope, and makes a difference!

invasive-wise education Program

The program has launched! The new lesson plans were reviewed by educators over the summer of 2021. We are excited to share the revised activities with you and your students.

Whether you’re looking for activities for your students to do in under an hour or as a unit, to do in the classroom or outdoors, an active game to get the blood flowing or an activity that incorporates math or Indigenous perspectives, we have something for everyone.

Teachers that join the Invasive-Wise Education Program will have support from an ISCBC Education Facilitator. The Education Facilitator can help answer questions, help plan projects and engage with your students virtually.

Join the program

  1. Sign up to receive the Invasive-Wise Education lessons and connect with an Education Facilitator to help with planning and answer questions.
  2. Try out some activities with your students.
  3. Share with us! We’d love to see photos or videos student work or your students participating in the activities.
  4. Receive a gift package of resources for your class and a virtual class visit!

Contact

If you have any inquiries about the Invasive-Wise Education program, please contact:

Stephanie Weinstein
Education Lead
Sue Staniforth
Education Manager