Fighting Back Against Invasive Speicies
Invasive plants and species may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but in actuality it's a problem caused by something as simple as pouring an aquarium into a pond.
The impact of invasive species can be devastating to both Florida's economy and ecology and the solution will likely come from the next generation of scientists.
To help foster a passion for the outdoors across the state the university of Florida's IFAS program is in the process of hosting plant camp for 24 educators.
The teachers come from elementary, middle and high schools throughout Florida to learn about what they can do to raise awareness about the issue back at home.
Today educators took water and insect samples and identified plants in the field at the center for aquatic and invasive plants facility in Northwest Gainesville.
The camp continues throughout the week.
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