|Attack Packs are ready to be sent out into your community.|
You may be wondering, what's an 'Attack Pack'?
The Aquatic Invaders Attack Pack is a waxed canvas rucksack filled with books, pamphlets, examples of invasive species preserved in acrylic blocks, and a totally real sea lamprey. The purpose of the packs is to help educators teach about invasive species in Wisconsin's bodies of water: how invasive species spread, how they hurt the environment, and how to prevent/stop the problem.
|Classroom guides, information about aquatic invasive species, and other educational materials are included.|
The Attack Packs can be used in conjunction with the "Nab The Aquatic Invaders" website, hosted by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
And, just in time for the new school year, the Water Library's new Project Assistant was able to stuff about 65 packs full of invasive-species fun. And, yes, she handled 65 real (but dead) sea lamprey during the process!
|The graduate Project Assistant holds up a lamprey for the camera.|
It is easy. Just request an Attack Pack through University of Wisconsin's Water Library.
From there, the pack will be delivered to your local public library through the Library Delivery Network of Wisconsin.