What is this program all about?

The Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative was created to provide educators with the information and resources needed to teach students about the harmful impacts some non-native, invasive plants are having on our natural areas and neighborhoods. Our ultimate goal is for today’s youth to draw on this knowledge as they mature into responsible environmental stewards.

To accomplish this, we've worked with dozens of teachers around the state to develop four core modules with related lessons and hands-on activities (see Curriculum section). We hope you find these lessons and materials useful in the classroom and we hope you'll share your ideas and comments with us.

Please let us know what we can do to make your job easier as you teach this very important subject.

Thank you for all you do,
The CAIP Outreach Team
Lara Colley, Coordinator
Lynda Dillon