Students are to walk to pre-assigned regions of campus and document invasive species. Find five locations of invasive species growing on campus and identify the species, geotag the location and add to a map of campus. Discuss the following topics in a 1-2 page reflection paper. Are the invasive-exotic species growing wild or were they planted, what native species could be used instead, if invasive plants are present in a planted area or if the area is a natural area, how could the area be ecologically restored? What benefits would this have on the local environment (for birds, pollinators, reducing erosion, stream bank stabilization, etc.)?
Alternative Activity Topics: Research an additional invasive species and write how it impacts the environment.GIS Data Collection Activity Creating Integration Human Dimension
Using National Invasive Species Council (NISC) definitionIntroductory Understanding Foundational Knowledge
Remembering Applying Application Learning How to Learn UGA/Athens
Advanced Evaluating Integration