AOWCP success: invasive plant scavenger hunt
On Saturday June 8th, the AOWCP set up an invasive plant scavenger hunt for children for the Play Outside Weekend on the Wayne National Forest in the Leith Run recreation area (Washington County). We had a lot of fun working with the children and their parents (approximately 30 children, 20 adults), and I think everyone learned quite a bit about invasive plants. It was rewarding to find out that many of the children there already knew what invasive organisms were. Repeat messaging works, and it’s important that we keep youth informed.
Evan Siembida, a summer intern from Hocking College, stands infront of our display at the scaveger hunt starting point.