The UF/IFAS Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative (IPEI) was originally created to provide educators with information and resources needed to teach students about the harmful impacts some nonnative, invasive plants have on natural areas and neighborhoods. As the program evolves, so do the goals and objectives of IPEI.
The mission of the IPEI is to increase the public’s awareness of invasive plants and their understanding of the need for invasive plant management, while fostering environmental literacy and stewardship among Floridians.
The vision of IPEI is to be the leader in invasive plant education and to promote environmental literacy throughout the state of Florida and beyond.
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The mission of the CAIP Information Office is to increase the public’s awareness of invasive plants and their understanding of the need for invasive plant management and research.
If you have any questions about IPEI or need additional information, please contact Lara Colley, Education Coordinator, 352-273-3665.