Sources of the following information:
Website of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin (see Educational Resources)
Minnesota Sea Grant Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS): An Educator's Information and Materials Guide http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/exotics/ais_guide.pdf
Self-Help Lake Monitoring program. Video looks at ways we can work together to slow the spread of Eurasian Watermilfoil and zebra mussels. Contact Mandy Beall, DNR invasive species outreach coordinator, WI DNR, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, (608) 267-3531 or E-mail, Mandy.Beall@dnr.state.wi.us.
Zebra mussels from the Black Sea. Green crabs from the Baltic Sea. How did they get here and what impacts do they have on our waters? Alien Ocean tells the dramatic story of scallop fishermen, cargo ship captains, pilots and the scientists who are pioneering a new field called invasion ecology. Produced by the Maryland Sea Grant Program. 1998. Contact: MD Sea Grant [email@example.com] [301/403-4220]. Cost: $24.95.
Cutting Edge Technology Report shares the threats and challenges aquatic invaders have on our nation's ecosystems. Provides an overview of the problem, including highlighted segments on Chinese mitten crabs, European green crabs, zebra mussels, and sea lampreys. Produced by the Information Television Network. 2000. Contact: Doug Jensen, MN Sea Grant [firstname.lastname@example.org] [218/726-8712]. Cost: $5.
Video takes a Bill Nye the Science Guy™ approach to aquatic invasive species. This 22-minute video, designed for elementary and middle school students, is in the Exotic Aquatics Traveling Trunk. To view video clip, visit: http://www.sgnis.org/av/video/aquatic.htm. Produced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 1995. Contact: MN DNR: Publications Dept. [email@example.com] [651/296-2835]. Cost: Free to school libraries; $10 for additional copies.
STOP EXOTICS: Clean Your Boat
Eleven-minute video featuring John Ratzenberger ('Cliff' from TV show, Cheers). The video explores steps boaters, sailors and personal watercraft users can take in order to prevent the spread of exotic plants and animals. For more information, please visit: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/exotics/stop.html. Produced by the Minnesota Sea Grant Program. 2000. Contact: Doug Jensen, MN Sea Grant [firstname.lastname@example.org] [218/726-8712]. Cost: $10.
You Ought To Tell Somebody! Dealing with Aquatic Invasive Species
Twenty-three minute video provides an overview on aquatic invasive species, as well as the identification and natural history behind one significant new threat, the Chinese mitten crab. Visit: http://osulibrary.orst.edu/video/agri86.html. Produced by the Oregon Sea Grant Program. 2001. Contact: Paul Heimowitz, OR Sea Grant [email@example.com] [503/722-6718]. Cost: $18.95 + 3.95 (postage).
Zebra Mussels: Lessons Learned in the Great Lakes Region
Control, Biology, Spread and Impact, and Outreach Tools Set of four videos may be purchased together or individually. Control takes a look at the comprehensive monitoring and control techniques for industrial and municipal facilities. Biology provides an overview of the basic biology, including physical characteristics, life cycle, and reproductive behavior. Spread and Impact explores the zebra mussel's spread and distribution, as well as the resulting ecological and social impacts in the Great Lakes. Outreach Tools explores educational resource materials developed by Sea Grant, suitable for the classroom. To view video clips, visit: http://www.iisgcp.org/products/purchase.htm. Produced by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program in collaboration with the Purdue University Ag Comm Service. 1998. Contact: IL-IN Sea Grant, Administration [217/333-6444] or Outreach [765/494-3573]. Cost: $20 for video set or $7.50 each.
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