Invasive Species of Lake Erie
Recommended audience is 8 to 13 years-old
During the Invasive Species of Lake Erie students will learn about the danger of invasive species to ecosystems and what to do in case they see an invasive species. A presentation by Northern Michigan University students Tarra Nieman and Hannah Pickens that will teach that resources are limiting factors in an ecosystem and that each organism has adaptations that allow it to obtain resources. Through an active game, students will also learn that invasive organisms can upset the balance of an ecosystem and out compete native species for available resources.