Resources for Educators

Educating youth about risks associated with invasive species plays an integral part in SSISC’s mission to reduce the threat of invasives in the Sea to Sky corridor.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

In-Person Activities

Outdoor Activities

SSISC staff collaborate with school teachers to plan educational and stewardship outdoor activities, such as games, “weed walks”, weed pulls, and scavenger hunts. These activities generally take place in late spring; please contact us if you are interested in exploring possibilities for your group.

We also have a series of free activities for you to use with your group. You could:

After-School Programs

Why not include content related to invasive species into your after-school program?

In 2018, SSISC has facilitated activities with the following after-school programs in the Sea to Sky:

Contact us to explore the possibilities!


Invasive-Wise Education

The Invasive Species Council of BC has launched a new Invasive-Wise Education program to provide BC curriculum-linked lesson plans for grades K to 12 that can be used in the classroom, at home, and outdoors in the schoolyard or local parks.

Resources for Educators

ISCBC Teacher Resources

The Invasive Species Council of BC has published a series of resources to help educators teach about invasives at every grade. The activities cover various subjects such as science, arts and social studies, and are adapted to a wide range of ages and grades. You can even search for activities that are done indoors or outdoors!

Browse the ISCBC Teacher Resources

CCIS Activity Books

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species recently launched two activity books which aim to engage and educate youth on preventing the spread of invasive species in their communities.

Download them for free and print them at home using the links below:

Invasive Species In Our Forests (CCIS Educators Resource)

Invasive Species on our Landscapes (CCIS Activity Book Cover)

Invasive Species in our Waters (CCIS Activity Book)

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, which provides instructional materials for grades PreK-12, offers professional development to help  educators integrate environmental education into their teachings, and provides a support network to all 50 American states and several countries.

Visit their site to access a breadth of field-tested, hands-on activities for grades K-8.

Washington Invasive Species Council Resources

The Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC), in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture, has developed Next Generation Science Standards-aligned, middle school lessons to teach students about invasive students through conducting research, using technology to gather and visualize data, using mapping software, creating and testing models, and taking action through a stewardship project.

The lessons plans are available on the WISC’s website, complete with handouts and resources for each lesson plan.

Green Teacher Resources

Green Teacher has also published a guide on teaching about invasive species, available on their website.

Games and Activities

Still looking for more?

Do you have a classroom pet?

Help combat the spread of invasive species by ensuring that your classroom pet isn’t invasive. British Columbia is now home to several introduced pet and plant species, including:

Moreover, never release a pet into the wild. Some pets could thrive in their new habitat, threatening native species and severely changing the native ecosystem. Don’t Let It Loose!