Class Materials


Prepare one for each student:


  • Agenda (print directly from student manual)
  • Student AIS Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Curriculum Book
  • Quality Assurance Form – Entrance Inspection
  • Educational Items (e.g. brochures, rack cards, flyers, handouts, etc.)
  • Final Exam

Prepare for the entire class:


  • Flip Charts, Markers and Easels
  • Boats for field inspection and decontamination demos where feasible use as many boats types as possible (recommended  -- 1 boat for every 6 people)
  • Decontamination unit(s) (recommended -- 1 decon unit for every 6 people)
  • Sign in sheet for each day
  • Laptop
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Laser Pointer
  • Extension Cords and Power Strip
  • Standard Slideshows (be sure you have the latest version!)
  • Felt pads to “stage” boat with fake mussels – pistachio nuts and sunflower seeds work well
  • Inspection tools – magnifier, flashlight, mirror, clipboard with log, data collector, etc.
  • Decontamination tools – wand, diffuser, muffs, garden hose, fake-a-lake, etc
  • Displays - ZQM Anchor, Propeller or Props – be sure to have a settler pipe and an adult pipe
  • Other AIS Samples (e.g. rusty crayfish or New Zealand mudsnails)
  • Seal Receipt Books, Seals and Wire
  • Activity Log Form and/or mobile data collection device
  • Clipboards for students to use during practice sessions
  • Specimen collection kit (for demonstration)
  • Camera
  • Bait treatment supplies for demonstration (2 five gallon buckets, net, water and plastic fish)
  • Optional: Boat Models
  • Optional: Don’t Move a Mussel 2 DVD (require students to watch before class (preferred) OR play this in the morning when people are entering and waiting for class to start
  • Optional: 2 USFS Videos (play these videos on the lunch breaks)