For Teachers

Aquatic Invasive Species Traveling Trunk! High School Trunk includes activities geared at raising AIS awareness in Montana while meeting National Teaching Standards in multiple subjects. Adapeted for Montana with permission from Minnesota Sea Grant, Illinios/Indiana Sea Grant, and Maryland Sea Grant. These trunks are free to check out.  Contact Flathead Conservation District - (406) 752-4220 or Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes - (406) 675-2700.

Trunk includes:

  • 13 Aquatic invasive species
    activites for grades 9 - 12
  • Teacher guide and key for
    each activity
  • Aquatic invasive species
    identification cards, posters
    and specimens
  • Materials for each activity
  • "Don't Move a Mussel" DVD

Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species (CANS) This group out of Livingston, Montana, provides education in the classroom and in the field. CANS will design, implement, and assess new programs designed to make the public widely aware of the ANS problem and how they can help. CANS personnel offer ANS training for schools, sportsman, and conservation groups. Call (406) 222-7270 to find out more.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has a great curriculum called Zebra Mussel Mania. Zebra Mussel Mania teaches elementary and middle school students (grades 3-8) about the effects of zebra mussels and other invasive species on ecosystems and local economies. The curriculum guide contains 10 activities, teaching basic concepts across a broad range of subjects. Find out more here.

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