Secrets of the invasive exotics

Secrets of the Invasive Exotics was developed by the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) Extension Programs.

Lesson Summary
This activity introduces students to exotic and invasive exotic species found in Florida. Students learn about the behaviors and adaptations of these species that allow them to successfully colonize an area and the impacts they can have on an ecosystem as a result.
The activity allows opportunities to discuss the importance of invasive exotics, the effects they have on ecosystem health, the role that humans play in introducing invasive exotics to ecosystems, and the potential ways in which humans might prevent more invasives from getting a foothold in Florida ecosystems.
Please note all credits go to the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources Conservation (SFRC)Extension Programs. Plant Heroes did not create any of the materials shared here.

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Age Group
Saplings (5-8)

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