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Giant African Land Snails

Giant African Land Snails

Brief Description:
Invasive species are problems across the United States and in every community. This lesson enlists students to identify and map an invasive species specific to South Florida (at present), the Giant African Land Snail.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the invasive species Giant African Land Snail that may be found locally;
  2. Explain how this species became an invader;
  3. Describe what type of damage this invasive species can do;
  4. Develop a plan of action to prevent further introduction and eliminate that invasive species from your locale;
  5. Implement that plan as a service learning project; and
  6. Locate, identify, photograph and report Giant African Land Snails to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry.