Invaders of Texas
|Where||401 Holland Lane #1010, 22314 Texas 22314 United States|
The Invaders of Texas Program is an innovative campaign whereby volunteer "citizen scientists" are trained to detect the arrival and dispersal of invasive species in their own local areas. That information is delivered into a statewide mapping database and to those who can do something about it. The premise is simple. The more trained eyes watching for invasive species, the better our chances of lessening or avoiding damage to our native landscape.
The Invaders of Texas Program supports the creation and perpetuation of a network of local citizen scientist teams who seek out and report outbreaks of selected environmentally and economically harmful invasive species. These teams, coordinated by the Wildflower Center contribute important data to local and national resource managers who will, in turn, coordinate appropriate responses to control the spread of unwanted invaders. The Invaders Program is designed to move the target audience beyond awareness to action on invasive species.
This is your chance to help slow down the spread of harmful invasive species and reduce their ecological and economic damage.
|How to Join||
The project website provides step-by-step instructions for how to get started: http://www.texasinvasives.org/invaders/become.php.
The project Toolkit page has everything you need to get started: http://www.texasinvasives.org/invaders/toolkit.php.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||invasive, invasives, invasive species, observation, observations|
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