A Closer Look at Invasive Species

Do you know what invasive species are and why we really don’t want them around? In this video, Leah walks us through the key information on impacts, spread, and prevention of invasive species. Learn about a few different types of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and why they’re so bad for our favorite places, then try your hand at some fun and challenging activities!

Click here to watch the video:

After watching the video, explore the links below for some fun indoor and outdoor activities.

View or print this PDF to explore ways to use what you just learned: 

Printable AIS Activity PDF

We’d love to see your work! Share your creations and what you learned with us through your teacher.

Interested in our other teaching tools?

Visit https://stopais.org/online-resources/ to explore more topics!

More Education Resources:


Education Video Series

Education Video Series

In this video series, three invasive species experts answer common questions about what their jobs entail and why they study the species they study. They also explain why invasive species are such a problem, how invasive species affect Montana and its residents, and what we can all do to stop the spread of invasive species.

Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom

Invasive species education is for anywhere you are. The lessons we have developed can be used in the classroom as stand-alone topics, supplement classroom concepts, but also these lessons are for the curious learner who just wants to open the door and learn about topics on invasive species and water.

Education Workshops

Education Workshops

The ISAN Education Workshop is designed to address the training needs of agency personnel, teachers or other adults working with kids. The program helps people become comfortable at providing high quality invasive species education programs when requested.

Are you ready to help prevent the spread of invasive species?

Take the Pledge!

Invasive Species Prevention Pledge

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Invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to biodiversity today, but preventing their spread is easy. This pledge provides the on-ramp for people everywhere to be part of the solution in preventing the spread of invasive species.

- Leah Elwell, Fmr. Executive Director