| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Introducing Dokkio, a new service from the creators of PBworks. Find and manage the files you've stored in Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Slack, and more. Try it for free today.

View
 

Invasive Species Poster Project

Page history last edited by melamcco@fc.amdsb.ca 1 year, 8 months ago

 

TASK"  

WANTED!     Invasive Species Profile Poster or Commercial Summative Assignment

The SituationInvasive species of all types have been an environmental concern in Canada since early European exploration. These species threaten the stability and health of Canada’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and thus, they must be caught and serve time for their crimes! You will conduct research on an invasive specie of your choice to learn about its origins, pathways, effects on the ecosystem in which it lives and what is being done to stop it’s ecological destruction.

 

Your Task

You work for Natural Resources Canada and your job is to become an expert on your invasive specie so that you can do your best to catch the offender. You will either create a WANTED! Profile poster of your invasive specie or a short 1-2 minute tv commercial. See the format example below and talk to you teacher if you would like to do the commercial.

 

You can choose your invasive specie from the list below. Make sure you species is different than your classmates.  Sign up on the board for your species.  You may not do Zebra Muscles.

Aquatic Species*Round Goby*Fish Hook Water Flea*Rusty Crayfish*Quagga Mussel*Sea Lamprey*Grass Carp*Asian Carp*Tubenose Goby*Alewife*Spiney Water Flea*RuddInsects*Asian long horn beetle*Mountain Pine Beetle*Pine Shoot Beetle*Sirex WoodwaspPlants*Eurasian water - milfoil*Purple loosestrife*European frogbit*Fanwort*Norway Maple*Dames rocket*Garlic mustard*Flowering rush*Dog Strangling Vine*Common buckthorn*Phragmities*Reed canary grass*Tartarian honeysuckle

 

 

Additional Sources for lists of invasives

 

University of Georgia. 2018.  EDD MapsOntario.  Retrieved from; http://www.eddmaps.org/ontario/Species/

 

Ministry of Natural Resources.  2018. Stop the Spread of Invasive Species.  Retrieved from; https://www.ontario.ca/page/stop-spread-invasive-species

 

 

Tips for Making Effective Posters
1.  Title. Clear, grabs your attention, conveys a message, Font large enough to be read form 10 feet away. 
2. Headings for section of text & captions for visual images/graphics used
3. Content: clear, concise and sufficiently detailed.
3. Font, large enough to be read from min 4 feet away
4. Visuals; relevant, effective attractive
5. Use of Space: text/picture to white space ratio
6.  Consider Flow, the order and organization that draws the reader through the material presented
7. Visually appealing, creative, colorful

8.  Size 1/2-1 bristle board.

 

Poster Instructions (Front)

Create a professional looking poster that includes the following information on the front:

  • A mug shot photograph (centre) in addition to two other smaller photographs

  • Scientific name

  • Aliases (if any)

  • Physical description  

  • Place of origin

  • Pathway into Canada/Ontario and means of arrival

  • Current habitat location(s)

  • Place in the food web

  • Victims: what species does it directly and/or indirectly affect in the ecosystem and how?

  • Caution: Impacts on the aquatic and or terrestrial ecosystem Consider affects on both biotic and abiotic components of the ecosystem. (2 paragraphs min.)

  • Be Aware:  Describe impacts on humans and the economy where appropriate. 

 

Poster Instructions (Back)

On the back of your poster, you will identify what is currently being done to manage the species and to address the spread and destruction of the invasive specie in Canada and by whom. You will also evaluate the effectiveness of the actions being taken and providing a rationale for your rating. You should identify 1-2 actions that should or could be done to improve the plans/policies/actions in order to protect the biodiversity in our ecosystems. Your suggestions must be realistic and sustainable.

 

* Your evaluation of what is being done should be written using proper paragraph structure and be at least 3 paragraphs in length.

* Include a properly formatted APA bibliography with a minimum of three (3) different sources. Place your bibliography on the back of the poster. You do not need embedded citations for this assignment.

 

Tips for making effective videos

-use an app such as adobe spark video https://spark.adobe.com/about/video  , iMovie, explain everything or a multi media program of your choosing.  In this program you will select images and narrate them with your voice. 

 

 Make sure you:

Plan and script out what you are going to say  what, when and how.  
Be explicit about the structure of your presentation and the message you are delivering and the points you are trying to make

Consider the logical flow of information.


*Include an Introduction: 
     Capture your audiences interest?  Use effective hooks or gimmicks.

     Clearly identify the main message of your presentation.
    Clear convey your purpose& clearly outline what you will cover in your presentation.

 

Include all the content required by the poster!


* End with a Conclusion: 
    Reinforce your key points.
    Leave the audience with a sense of closure.
    Leave the audience with a clear understanding of how to find help and how to help others

 

Use visuals, pictures, graphics etc. to support your message.  If you are using standard video think about using props, costumes and taking on a character role to make it more interesting.

 

Rubric:    WANTED! Invasive Specie Poster/Commercial Assignment

 

Category

Does not meet standard

Level 1(50-59)

Level 2(60-69)

Level 3

(70-79)

Level 4

(80-100)

Content about invasive specie characteristics


Direct and indirect impacts, effects on ecosystems


Poster/commercial content does not meet the minimum requirements.


Direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems are not identified and/or accurate. Further research needed.

Poster/commercial content demonstrates limited degree of k/u about the invasive specie characteristics


Direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems are not accurate. Further research needed.

Poster/commercial content demonstrates some degree of k/u about the invasive specie characteristics


Direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems are somewhat accurate. Further research needed.

Poster/commercial content demonstrates considerable degree of k/u about the invasive specie characteristics


Direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems are accurate

Poster/commercial content demonstrates extremely high degree of k/u about the invasive specie characteristics


Direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems are thorough and extremely accurate

Identification and evaluation of actions/policies/plans


Suggestion for improvement


Actions currently being taken are not identified,or are not fully explained or understood. Limited to no evidence of critical thought in evaluation of these actions. Suggestions for improvement are not included.

Actions currently being taken are identified,but not fully explained or understood. Limited critical thought evident in evaluation of these actions. Suggestions for improvement are unrealistic and/or unsustainable.

Actions currently being taken are identified, and somewhat accurate. Some critical thought evident in evaluation of these actions. Suggestions for improvement are realistic in parts.

Actions currently being taken are identified, and accurate. Critical thought evident in evaluation of these actions. Suggestions for improvement are realistic and sustainable.

Actions currently being taken are identified, and extremely accurate. High degree of critical thought evident in evaluation of these actions. Suggestions for improvement are realistic and sustainable.


Proper APA bibliography of at least 3 sources.


Bibliography is not included or does not meet the expectations.

Bibliography is included but does not conform to APA format. More sources and/or variety of sources required. Many  sources are unreliable.

Bibliography is included but does not fully conform to APA format. More sources and/or variety of sources required. Not all sources are reliable.

Bibliography is formatted using APA format and includes a variety of reliable sources.

Bibliography is properly formatted using APA format and includes a wide variety of reliable sources.

Communication

Organization, clarity, image selection, and appeal/presentation


Poster/commercial does not follow the expected format.




Poster/commercial  is lacking clear organization and structure. Visuals are difficult to discern or irrelevant.



Poster/commercial is somewhat organized, professional and appealing incorporating some  relevant visuals.



Poster/commercial  is well organized, professional and appealing incorporating relevant visuals/images.



Poster/commercial  is extremely well organized, professional and appealing incorporating relevant visuals/images.


 

 

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.