Invasive species are threatening BC’s aquatic ecosystems.

Learn how to identify & report them!

Even though British Colombians aren't gathering in large groups this summer, many people are still heading out on the water for solo or household adventures. 

If you plan on spending time floating through our local waterways or soaking up the sun beachside this summer, we need your help!


About the course

In just 30 minutes, you will learn about 9 different aquatic invasive species - how to identify them, their impacts and current distribution within the Sea to Sky, and how you can protect our community by preventing further spread. 

This course is completely free, online, and family-friendly. 

How to enroll

Click the "start course" button. You'll need to create an account (for free!), or sign in if you already an account. Then select the course, and you'll automatically start the first module.

Course curriculum

Each section includes a short video and review questions. Here's a preview of what we'll cover:

  • 1

    Welcome to Aquatic Invasives 101

    • Welcome

    • Intro to Invasives

  • 2

    Aquatic Invasive Plants

    • Yellow Flag Iris

    • Flowering Rush

    • Purple Loosestrife

    • Eurasian Watermilfoil

    • End of Module 2

    • Invasive Plants - Review Quiz

  • 3

    Aquatic Invasive Animals

    • Goldfish

    • European Green Crab

    • Zebra & Quagga Mussels

    • American Bullfrog

    • Red-eared Slider Turtle

    • End of Module 3

    • Invasive Animals - Review Quiz

  • 4

    Prevention & Reporting

    • Prevention

    • Reporting

    • End of Module 4

    • Aquatic Invasives - Final Exam