For Educators

Engaging people of all ages is key to protecting BC’s amazing biodiversity by preventing the spread of invasive species.

ISCBC’s education resources support educators and students in environmental learning, outdoor field experiences and conservation in their communities. Invasive species, unlike many large-scale environmental issues, are something that youth can actually do something about, in a hands-on, experiential way! The following resources provide a range of activities that will engage your students, help them investigate invasive species and their impacts and take action to prevent their spread. The activities align well with BC’s prescribed curriculum and offer some great project-based learning opportunities.

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Grade: 1 to 3
Duration 15min - 3 weeks
Indoor / Outdoor

Healthy Habitat Hero Bingo

Science

Students take part in simple actions to care for the environment and be a “Healthy Habitat Hero”. This can be an activity to do once…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 45 mins
Outdoor

Amazing Adaptations Hunt

Science

Head outside in the schoolyard or nearby areas to look for examples of adaptations that many invasive species have that contribute to their success. This…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 2-3 hours
Indoor / Outdoor

Everything is One

Science, Social Studies

Students are introduced to the deep knowledge and connections that Indigenous people have with native species and the natural world through case studies (salmon, cedar,…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 3 or more hours
Indoor / Outdoor

Seasonal Rounds

Science, Social Studies

Students explore the connections that people have with the natural world based on seasonal activities. Seasonal Rounds of some First Nations are analyzed and students…
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Grade: 1 to 3
Duration 1 hour
Indoor / Outdoor

The Cute and Fuzzy Invader Takeover

Science

In this activity your students’ interest will be sparked with videos of children asking their wonder questions about invasive species. This will provoke inquiry related…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 1.5-2 hours
Indoor

Habitat Hit – What Happened Here?

Arts Education, Science

Students analyze paired images of healthy habitats and those with invasive species (unhealthy habitats) to understand some impacts of invasive species. Then students do an…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 45 minutes - 1.5 hours
Indoor

Why We Care About Invasive Species

Science

In this activity students are introduced to the issues of invasive species and their impacts by participating in discussions, completing a myth-busting quiz, watching short…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 30-75 mins
Indoor / Outdoor

Turtle Trouble

Math, Science

Bring Science, Physical Education and Math outdoors with this active game to learn about the essential components of a habitat and simulate how invasive species…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 1-2 hours
Indoor

Play Your Part! Healthy Habitat Challenge

Arts Education, Science

Students explore ways that they can make a difference to prevent the spread of invasive species in fun charades-like skits and then develop an action…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 3 or more hours
Indoor

Design an Invasive All-Star

Arts Education, Language Arts, Science

After learning about the adaptations that have contributed to the spread of some invasive species, students design their own, imaginary invasive “All-Star” and share it…
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Grade: 1 to 3
Duration 45min - 1 hour
Indoor / Outdoor

Who Dunnit?

Science

By playing a fun game of quiet observation and deduction, students learn how invasive “secret stowaways”, like Japanese beetles or insects hidden away in firewood,…
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Grade: 1 to 3
Duration 45 min
Outdoor

Be a Plant Detective

Science

Students go outdoors to be plant detectives by observing closely and gathering clues about common plants. In doing so, students develop a greater awareness about…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 45mins - 1.5 hours
Indoor / Outdoor

Stop the Spread Freeze Tag

Math, Science

In this active game of tag, students learn the importance of early detection and rapid response to stop the spread of invasive species. Students explore…
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Grade: 4 to 7
Duration 45 minutes - 1.5 hours
Indoor

Why We Care About Invasive Species

Science

In this activity students are introduced to the issues of invasive species and their impacts by participating in discussions, completing a myth-busting quiz, watching short…
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