Healthy ecosystems are well-balanced environments, established over many years. The introduction of non-native organisms to an ecosystem can disrupt the balance and lead to undesirable consequences. Students will learn the characteristics of native and invasive plants and solve a mystery of “native or invasive?” using evidence to distinguish between organisms. Using mathematical models for seed distribution, informative-explanatory texts, and the creation of a public awareness campaign, students explore the impact people have on the environment, whether well-intentioned or not.
Important information about borrowing a kit:
- We offer these kits for free to Washington County Educators. ECO kits are supplied with necessary materials and instructions. If you are missing any supplies, please let us know!
- Standard loan time is 3 weeks. If you need more time, please indicate that on your request form.
- Please arrange a time to pick-up your ECO kit at our office (7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124) as well as a time to return it to our office. We may be able to arrange a staff member to bring the kit to you.
- Questions? Email Kristina Peterson.