Teacher Resources

Curriculum Resources

Activity Booklet: Understanding Invasive Aquatic Plants – Florida Edition
Brought to you by the Aquatic Plant Management Society

Activity Booklet: Aquatic Plants - The Underwater Forests of Lakes and Rivers (PDF)
An activity book with information about native and invasive aquatic plants with activities suitable for upper elementary

Teacher Kits (available for loan)

Glossary of plant terminology

Lakeville Quick Start + Suggested Roles

Text Resources

Botany Handbook for Florida (PDF)
Learn and understand scientific names of plants with clear illustrations and concise definitions

Teaching Points (PDF)
A four page flyer of about native and non-native plants, questions and answers made by and for teachers

Flash Cards
Invasive and Non-native Plants You Should Know

Scientific and Common Plant Names
Why use one instead of the other?

Florida LAKEWATCH Information Circulars

AQUAPHYTE
Newsletter for advanced science students and/or teachers

Biological Invasions: A Growing Threat
An article from Issues in Science and Technology

Extension Publications
Covering a variety of invasive plants and their management

Weed Alerts
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Invasive Plant Management Section

Invasive Aquatic Weeds: What every plant enthusiast needs to know (PDF)
Published by the Indiana-Illinois Sea Grant - Hardcopy available for purchase here

Video/Image Resources

Illustrated Plant Structures (PDF)
Covers leaf shapes, bases, margins, and more

Botanical Line Drawings
176 native and invasive plants in Florida

Plant ID Videos

Plant Images
Native and non-native plants in Florida and the U.S.

Flash Cards
Invasive and Non-native Plants You Should Know

Lake Region Report and Poster
A classification system created by grouping lakes based on similarities in physiography, geology, hydrology, soils, water chemistry, vegetation, etc. (PDF)

Plant Murals

Weed Alerts
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Invasive Plant Management Section

IFAS Bookstore

Data Set Resources

APIRS Database
A free, bibliographic database with over 80,000 citations about aquatic, wetland and invasive plants

FWC Annual Reports

Florida LAKEWATCH Pamphlets

Web Resources

Florida Wildflowers: A Growers Cooperative

National Science Teacher's Association, other free materials

Protect Your Waters: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
A website educating the public about the spread of harmful plants, animals and other organisms

Solutions for Your Life
Brings you current, science-based answers--free

University of Florida Herbarium
Focuses in plant collections, acquisition and care, research based on the collections, education and public service

USF Plant Atlas

USDA Plant Database