SciGirls Connect: Habitat Havoc
SciGirls Connect

Budding naturalist Lea and her SciGirl pals investigate what the non-native Canary Island Palm does to San Diego habitats, comparing the palms to native trees.

Arizona Game and Fish Department: Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets - Crayfish
Arizona Game and Fish Department

In many parts of Arizona, rivers and lakes are rare.

Arizona Game and Fish Department: Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets - Quagga Mussels
Arizona Game and Fish Department

The quagga mussel, along with the similar zebra mussel, are considered invasive species.

Brains On! Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes
Brains On!

Creepy crawly insects and creatures with big teeth and bigger roars can be scary. In preparation for Halloween, here’s a tale of one of the scariest creatures around: the sea lamprey.

OLogy: Nature's Superheroes
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

What’s threatening planet Earth and how can we protect it? Find out more in these videos of kids at the Museum.

National Park Service: Junior Ranger Online - Invasive Species Matching Activity
National Park Service

Your mission today, should you choose to accept, is to match the image of an invasive species with its name and description.

Siemens STEM Day: The New Kid on the Block
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will learn how non-native species can damage the balance of an ecosystem.

Sidedoor: Masters of Disguise (Season 1, Ep. 4)
Sidedoor (Smithsonian)

Tales of deception and trickery: A sneaky orchid seeks sexually frustrated pollinator; a battle fought by decoys; and a gender-bending zombie invasion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Short Wave: A Pesky Rumble - Pink Bollworms Vs. Cotton Farmers
The Adaptors

NPR food and farming reporter Dan Charles gives us the play-by-play to how it took two concurrent approaches to eradicate this devastating pest.

Short Wave: Here's The Deal With 'Murder Hornets'
Short Wave (NPR)

We talk with entomologist Samuel Ramsey who explains how much of a threat the Asian giant hornet could be to honeybees throughout the country. And, he shares his own encounter fighting these insects while researching bees in Thailand.

Short Wave: Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion
Short Wave (NPR)

NPR science correspondent Dan Charles explains how scientists hope to stop the spread of this invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, by importing a natural enemy from its home in China.