Educator Resources: Invertebrates

Exploring Streams

Hands-on learning about streams within and outside of the classroom. This four week long curriculum contains six sections, including a field trip to collect data that will contribute to the Water Action Volunteers Program. Aligned with Science Standards.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Water Action Volunteers

Invasion of the Exotic Earthworm

With a roll of the die, students simulate the movement of nutrients in a forest ecosystem both before and after earthworms invade to see how & why change can occur in ecosystems as a result of exotic species invasion. Lessons are aligned to standards.

*Supports Great Lakes Worm Watch

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Making a Worm Observatory

Making a earthworm observatory is a great way to see for yourself what earthworms do and how they might change ecosystems when they invade. You can set up a demonstration observatory in your classroom or nature center, or students can use small observatories to conduct their own experiments! Lessons are aligned to standards.

*Supports Great Lakes Worm Watch

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Great Lakes Worm Watch

The WAV Packet: Make WAVes for Action!

The WAV Packet is a program resource that includes eight action-oriented activities. Activities promote environmental stewardship and a positive learning experience while benefiting a community’s water resources. Activities are appropriate for different age groups.

*Supports WAV Stream Monitoring Program

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Water Action Volunteers