Invasive species: From the classroom to the creek

A survey of 2000 science teachers in the United States and Canada found that, of those who used live animals in the classroom, 1 in 4 were releasing those animals into the wild afterwards. Why worry about that? Because the animals they reported releasing were often potentially invasive species: including crawdads, amphibians, and aquatic plants. The survey results don't show a massive trend here, but it's something to think about, given that teachers are not usually considered when state agencies create programs to prevent invasive species release.


  1. Teaching is the art of telling kids to believe what you have been taught to believe you should tell them.
    Education is meant to be a way to answer peoples’ questions so that they can progress, develop and then contribute to a better society.
    One of these gets you a nice safe pension.

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