Invasive Species and the Law

This activity assesses the consequences of introducing new species into an established ecosystem. Students will explore the laws that are in place to protect our environment and control the spread of invasive species. Students will examine real life scenarios from a social and environmental context and apply their knowledge to new situations. Students will take on the role of an animal importer working for a pet store. This activity was designed for the Biology 20 and Science 20 curriculum. The activity may also be suitable for for younger grades but with extra guidance from the teacher. It has following learning objectives:

• to apply an understanding of how the introduction of a new species impacts an established ecosystem; and

• to reflect on the role of science and technology in society.

Dated Added:
January 1, 2013
Published By:
LawCentral Schools
English Only
Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9
International Law