Resources for Youth


Games and Activities

Check out the activities below to have fun while you learn about invasives in your community.

External Resources

Invasive Species Council of BC

The Invasive Species Council of BC also offers lots of resources for youth and educators.

Visit their site for fun videos, games and activities that help kids break down the issues around invasive species and their impacts.

Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Use the activity books below to learn how to prevent the spread of invasive species in your community.

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

Invasive Species on our Landscapes (CCIS Activity Book Cover)

Invasive Species in our Waters (CCIS Activity Book)

Do You Have a Pet? Don’t Let It Loose!

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!

Do You Spend Time on the Water?

Then you can help prevent the spread of invasive species.

Aquatic invasive plants and animals are a threat to our local waterways. They can grow rapidly and form monocultures, which out-compete native species and disrupt the natural processes of our ecosystems. Invasive species can also be toxic to humans and animals, and have significant economic impacts.

Learn how you can help protect BC’s beautiful waterways from invasive species – it’s easy!


Do You Camp, Hike or Bike?

The mountains are calling and you must go… but not without doing your part to stop the spread of invasive species!

Invasive plants and animals are a threat to our local trails. Learn how you can help protect BC’s beautiful trails, campgrounds, and recreational sites from invasive species.


Do You Love Arts & Crafts?

Are you looking for a way to repurpose all the pesky invasive plants growing in your neighborhood?

Release your inner artist and get crafty with invasive plants.


For Older Youth

Invasive Species Careers

Interested in working in the field of invasive species? Check out the list of Canadian university and college programs compiled by the Invasive Species Centre!

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Learn more about species of concern

Do you want to work for SSISC?


Summer youth positions are often available, and we’d love to hear from you! Head over to our hiring page.

Do you want to volunteer with SSISC?

Awesome! Right this way.

Learn more about SSISC’s events and volunteer programs


Oh and by the way…

Did you know that SSISC and other environmental organizations in the region use Volunteer Connector to connect with potential volunteers? Check it out here!


Events and Conferences

Check out the Upcoming Events page to learn about events and conferences that nature lovers and environmentalists like you might find interesting. Conferences often offer discounted or free tickets to eligible youth.

What you can do to help

Become a member

Join SSISC’s nearly 800 supporters by becoming a member!

Membership is absolutely free, and gives you access to our quarterly newsletter, full of eco-news, updates from the field, links and opportunities. You won’t want to miss it!

Join SSISC Today!

Report your sightings

We need you to be our eyes and ears! By recording the plants and animals that you come across during your adventures, you can help document and stop the spread of invasive species.

It’s easy, all you need is your phone!

Books and Publications