Pet/Aquarium Husbandry

don't let it loose


 

Live plants and animals are valuable teaching tools! However they can also become invasive species if they escape from the classroom. Take good care of classroom plants and animals AND become stewards of your local environment and community. Here are some simple things you can do:

  • Never release live plants or animals!
  • Learn about invasive species (build scientific skills to meet standards).
  • Volunteer to remove or prevent invaders (build stewardship and community connections).

More information

 

Check out the latest tool, Aquarium and Pond Plants of the World, Edition 2.1 online!

NEW Aquarium Trade website: https://aquariumtradedata.org

"Don't Let It Loose" Poster - http://www.iiseagrant.org/Don'tLetItLoosePoster.pdf

Classroom Pet Adoption Pledge - http://www.iiseagrant.org/ClassroomPetAdoptionPledge.pdf

Aquatic Species Regulation Database - http://www.iiseagrant.org/speciesregs/

Oregon Public Broadcasting Video on Crayfish in the Classroom - http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/episodes/view/2210

Education Toolkit on Aquatic Invasive Species - http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/invasive-species/toolkit

Research Project that looks at AIS in the classroom - http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/invasive-species/west-coast-ais-collaboration.pdf

FOSS/Delta Policy Statement on Living Organisms in the Classroom - http://www.lhsfoss.org/fossweb/teachers/materials/plantanimal/ethics.html

Information about invasive species from Canada - http://www.invadingspecies.com/

Ways you can prevent invasions - http://www.protectyourwaters.net/prevention/

The Urban Ocean Program at Univeristy of Southern California Sea Grant - http://www.usc.edu/org/seagrant/