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Invasive Species: Invaders From Out of State

This is a virtual class conducted on Zoom. The instructor is Cassie Burris.

Interacting with plants can be so rewarding whether you’re an avid gardener, a regular outdoor hiker, or a houseplant newbie. It’s important to understand and be a steward of the balance of our local ecosystem. Part of that stewardship is recognizing invasive plant species.

If you spot a new plant you might think to yourself, “where did it come from?” or “do I need to get rid of it?” In this class, you will learn how to identify different invasive species, what makes them invasive and how they negatively impact Ohio’s ecosystem.

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Instructor: Cassie Burris "My name is Cassie Burris. I have a degree in science and social studies education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Throughout the years, you may have seen me teaching outdoor skills classes for the Girl Scouts and various topics at the Ohio History Center. My favorite thing to do is combine my two favorite subjects, science and history. You will notice some of my favorite topics combine both.

I believe that lifelong learning is the greatest thing we can do to better ourselves and that learning for all ages can be fun! In my spare time, I love exploring museums, zoos, and anywhere I can learn something new!"