Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Thursday, April 18, 2 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature the film Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the ecological and economic issues associated with invasive species, such as those found in New York State, on PBS LearningMedia.

Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species tells the story of non-native species and the massive impact they’ve had on local ecosystems, our economy and human health. Battling these invasives is a complex and expensive task, but simply “letting nature take its course” is far more costly. The documentary highlights many species including Spotted Lanternfly, Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Knotweed.

PBS LearningMedia

What are Invasive Species? | Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species

Grades 6-8
Discover what happens when invasive species are introduced to local ecosystems that lack the natural controls to combat them. Check and bolster student understanding of invasive species with a video excerpt, cloze activity, and time-stamped answer key. Expand student learning with an optional research activity and online resource page.

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