IISG’s Danielle Hilbrich conducted an outreach event at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Wheeling, Illinois earlier this week. She presented information about aquatic invasive species (AIS) to an enrichment group of third, fourth, and fifth grade students that was tasked with researching the effects of AIS and communicating them to their school. Danielle presented information on Asian carp, answering student-developed questions about where Asian carp came from, how they got here, why they could be a problem, and how we can control them. The presentation concluded with a hands-on demonstration of many AIS specimens.
Students at Walt Whitman Elementary learn about invasive species and share info with their schoolmates.