The Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee (TNIPMC) takes every opportunity to educate and bring awareness to people across the TNRD. Get engaged in invasive plant management in the TNRD and check out available invasive plant education and outreach programs and resources below.
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Classroom Presentations & Resources
The TNIPMC offers free virtual OR in-person presentations on a variety of invasive plant topics for grades K-12. Presentations are interactive and can be tailored to suite the needs of the educator/students.
- Biodiversity in the local environment
- Adaptations of local plants
- Survival needs of organisms
- Organisms have evolved over time
- Natural selection
- Humans can play a role in stewardship and restoration of ecosystems
Invasives on the Loose Activity Package (K-4)
Treat your students to our animated videos series “Invasives on the Loose”. Follow Josh and Sophie on their adventures across the TNRD to find Bad Bluet and Terrible Tansy. This animated video series has accompanying worksheets for grades K-4.
Invasives on the Loose Part 1 – The Home Garden
Follow Josh and Sophie as they try and catch Bad Bluet and Terrible Tansy before they invade local ecosystems!
Invasives on the Loose Part 2 – Escape to Cache Creek
Follow Josh and Sophie to Cache Creek as they continue the search for the invasives on the loose.
Invasives on the Loose Part 3 – Escape to Blue River
Follow Josh and Sophie to Blue River as they follow Bad Bluet and Terrible Tansy.
Earth Kids! Chasing Invasive Seed Mixes
Josh and Sophie earn their Earth Kids certification and are assigned a mission to rid the District o Clearwater of seed packages that are contaminated with invasive plants.
Pro-D Day Teacher Training
The TNIPMC offers Pro-D Day Teacher Training. Find out what invasive species are threatening your local biodiversity, what you and your students can do to help, and learn how to link invasive species to your curriculum and classroom. Pro D-Day Training sessions are interactive and involve an outdoor plant ID session. Training sessions are suitable for grades K-12.
The TNIPMC aims to engage and educate residents, stewardship groups and land managers on a variety of invasive plant topics and issues. The TNIPMC offers FREE training, workshops and presentations to groups interested in learning more about invasive plants.