Plankton nets allow students to collect samples of organisms from local waterways that can otherwise be difficult to access. The kit also includes identification keys for commonly found algae, phytoplankton, diatoms and zooplankton. This kit includes two plankton nets. Reserve the Light Microscopes kit from the Teacher Resource Center to allow your students to see… View More
Students begin by matching images of common invasive species with their characteristics and impacts. Students then engage in an activity that simulates the impacts of Eurasian ruffe on the natural ecosystem of the St. Louis River.
This lesson will help students learn why and how fisheries managers conduct fish surveys. Students will become familiar with some of the equipment and survey methods that Minnesota DNR fisheries biologists use.