Products for Loan 

Looking for AIS related materials to help you with an event, classroom activity, or workshop? PA Sea Grants is here to help! Check out our list of available items we offer for both Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers and Habitattitude.



AIS Attack Packs

A "Grab and Go" teaching tool! The Aquatic Invaders Attack Pack is a rucksack filled with materials to help teach students and other groups about Great Lakes aquatic invasive species (AIS), the problems they cause and what can be done about them. Each pack includes preserved specimens of some of the most problematic AIS in the Great Lakes, rugged plastic fact sheets, a classroom guide, a Pennsylvania Aquatic Invasive Species Field Guide, and a USB flash drive containing 10 lesson plans created by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. The packs are designed to complement the Nab the Aquatic Invaders! website hosted by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

Pennsylvania residents can borrow an Attack Pack for free by contacting

The Attack Packs were created by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute as part of a Great Lakes Sea Grant Network grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Climate Change and AIS Educational Curriculum 

Pennsylvania and New York Sea Grants worked together with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to compile lesson plans focusing on the potential interactions between AIS and the changing climate that may exacerbate their impacts and cause changes in species distribution. These lesson plans have been updated and adapted from existing climate change or AIS curriculum, to reflect these interactions. 

NAB the Aquatic Invader 

Turn your students into super sleuth detectives! Visit the NAB THE AQUATIC INVADER website from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and you and your students can track down some of the most wanted invaders in the Great Lakes and beyond! Interested in a workshop to learn how to apply these resources in your classroom? E-mail for more info. 

Stewardship Opportunities 

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AIS Education Resources and curriculum

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