Education and outreach is one of the primary tenets of the Washington Invasive Species Council’s Strategic Plan for controlling invasive species. The successful control of invasive species depends upon all of us working together. From 1990-2016, the public reported an estimated 36 percent of newly detected invasive species in Washington. The following resources are the product of the council’s goal to be a forum for invasive species education and communication and will provide you with information you need to help us combat the spread of invasive species.
Invasive species affect all of us. From the food we eat to the places we play, invasive species can impact nearly every facet of our lives. They also provide a great way to teach your students about different ecological concepts such as competition, ecosystem disturbance, human impacts on the environment, and more. Learn more about our Next Generation Science Standards-aligned, middle school invasive species lessons.
Washington Pest Watch
Washington Pest Watch is a citizen science initiative led by agencies and universities at the front line in protecting our state’s natural resources and economy from invasive species. Find Washington Pest Watch resources including recorded presentations, posters, brochures, coloring pages, and more!
See fact sheets on priority invasive species in Washington State.