It is important that the public has an understanding of the problems and impacts associated with invasive species so they can be partners in solving the problems. More importantly, people need to know what they can do to help prevent the introduction and spread of ANS in U.S. waters. To successfully address ANS issues collaboration, cooperation and coordination are necessary at many levels among and between federal and state agencies, local governments, tribal entities, public and non-public sectors. Facilitating this collaboration and coordination is a primary goal of the Task Force. Task Force members, ex-officio members, Regional Panels, States, and other entities such as Sea Grant have conducted workshops, created traveling information displays, exhibits, pamphlets, information sheets, wallet identification cards, videos, websites and innumerable other public education venues for distribution across the country. In recent years many participating states have focused efforts on educating non-English speaking communities about ANS issues in general, and in respect to their culture.
For more information on national campaigns associated with the ANS Task Force, please visit the National Campaigns section of our website.
Science Fair Information
Guidance for Science and Engineering Fair Projects (332 KB)