Monday, July 22, 2013

New Exhibit at HSC: Alien Invasive Species

A new interactive exhibit is now available at Headwaters Science Center about alien invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota. The expansion of harmful invasive species and their control in Minnesota is a major environmental concern.

In this exhibit pressing a button will help you determine whether a plant or animal is considered “invasive” from a total of fifty different species shown with photographs; included are invertebrates, aquatic and terrestrial plants and fish. Fifteen of them are considered invasive. Can you make the correct choices?

This game-like exhibit was largely funded by a matching grant from the Mn Department of Natural Resources Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The match by HSC was fulfilled by volunteers who built the exhibit, prepared specimens, photos and signage. Thanks to Keenan’s Cabinets of Distinction in Bemidji for constructing the platform.

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