The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has a number of upcoming events for the spring and summer listed on their website, and one of them is an opportunity for teachers of 6-12 grade students to learn about invasive exotic plants. Like more commonly known invasive species such as Asian Carp, invasive plants have the potential to harm or seriously alter existing environments and landscapes, including lakes, rivers, and streams.

The Invasive Exotic Plants ENTICE Workshop will provide teachers with basic information about invasive plants, some common problem plants and how to identify them, and a tour around the grounds of the Illinois Audubon Society to look for and identify invasive plants.

The workshop takes place at the Illinois Audubon Society Headquarters in Springfield, IL, May 19. Complete details including contact and registration information is available at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources event calendar page.