These resources are products of the University of Florida unless otherwise stated.
Activity Booklet: Understanding Invasive Aquatic Weeds - brought to you by the Aquatic Plant Management Society
A Glossary of Flower Parts - (1.32 MB jpeg image)
A Glossary of Leaf Shapes - (1.6 MB jpeg image)
APIRS Database - a free, bibliographic database with over 80,000 citations about aquatic, wetland and invasive plants.
AQUAPHYTE, a newsletter for advanced science students and/or teachers
Assorted Images of native and invasive plants in Florida and the U.S.
Biological Invasions: A Growing Threat - An article from Issues in Science and Technology
176 Botanical drawings of native and invasive plants in Florida
Extension publications about invasive plants and their management
Glossary of plant terminology
National Science Teacher's Association, other free materials
Native Plant Resources for Florida
- Guide for Real Florida Gardeners – A directory of Florida native plant nurseries
- Native Plant and Service Directory – A directory of Florida native plant wholesalers
Online Articles and Publications about aquatic, wetland and invasive plants and their management.
Protect Your Waters: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers - a website educating the public about the spreading of harmful plants, animals and other organisms. Detailed procedures are given to help prevention, and encourage involvement.
Scientific and Common Plant Names - Why use one instead of the other?
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.
A bunch of Weed Alerts from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Invasive Plant Management Section.
A four page flyer of "Teaching Points" about native and non-native plants, questions and answers made by and for teachers - (PDF 357 MB)
A Glossary of Flower Parts - (PDF 1.6 MB)
A Glossary of Leaf Shapes - (PDF 2.14 MB)
Activity book: Understanding Invasive Aquatic Weeds, for students of all ages. Information and activities; in a 16-page booklet covering 5 aquatic plants that are invasive regionally and throughout the country.
- This booklet is available as an online interactive booklet.
- Download the PDF file (2.5 MB).
- Download the Higher Thinking Questions and SSS for Understanding Invasive Aquatic Weeds Activity Booklet.
- This booklet is also available in quantity from the Aquatic Plant Management Society
Aquatic Plants: The Underwater Forests of Lakes and Rivers – An activity book with information about native and invasive aquatic plants with activities suitable for upper elementary. (PDF 7.3 MB)
Botany Handbook for Florida - Learn and understand scientific names of plants with clear illustrations and concise definitions. (PDF 4.44 MB)
Invasive Aquatic Weeds: What every plant enthusiast needs to know (PDF 791 KB). Published by the Indiana-Illinois Sea Grant. Hardcopy available for purchase here.
Florida LAKEWATCH Information Circulars:
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: The ABCs (Circular 101) (PDF 6,671 KB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Nutrients (Circular 102) (PDF 1,988 KB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Water Clarity 2nd Ed. (Circular 103) (PDF 578KB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Lake Morphology 2nd Ed. (Circular 104) (PDF 2,786 MB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Symbols, Abbreviations and Conversion Factors (Circular 105) (PDF 2,249 KB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Bacteria (Circular 106) (PDF 3,659 KB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Fish Kills (Circular 107) (PDF 1,148 KB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Color (Circular 108) (PDF 2.65 MB)
- A Beginner's Guide to Water Management:: Oxygen and Temperature (Circular 109) (PDF 2.05 MB)
Florida LAKEWATCH Pamphlets:
- Florida LAKEWATCH Data - What Does It All Mean- leads you through the tables and graphs and shows you how to spot trends and patterns (PDF 323.97 KB)
- Florida Lake Regions: A Classification System - Where Does Your Lake Fit In? A LAKEWATCH publication
- Trophic State: A Waterbody's Ability to Support Plants, Fish, and Wildlife - explains four trophic states, discusses how LAKEWATCH determines your waterbody's Trophic State and how the information can be useful to you. (PDF 350.77 KB)
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 5 MB)
Careers in Florida's Freshwater Environments DVD program about environmental occupations in Florida, for middle and high school students, with accompanying materials:
Florida's Aquatic Plant Story DVD An introduction to the benefits of native plants & problems caused by invasive weeds.
Loaner videotape / DVD programs about aquatic invasive plant problems and related subjects
What Makes a Quality Lake DVD An introduction to lake eutrophication (nutrient enrichment of lakes) in Florida
Webcards, pencils, and photo murals Helpful business-card reminders for anyone interested in Florida's aquatic and invasive plants.
For teachers who are interested in invasive aquatic plants in Florida. (These resources are products of the University of Florida unless otherwise stated.)
All four photomurals FREE to Florida teachers. Requests must be sent on school letterhead.
Freshwater Plants in the Southeastern United States a recognition guide including 133 plants
Invasive and Non-native Plants a recognition guide of 94 non-native plants found in public waters and conservation lands in Florida and the Southeastern United States