Educating the Public on Invasive Species

Student: Shannon McNeil

Community Partner: Jacksonville Zoo and Garden

This project was created with the intent of educating the public to the effects of invasive species in, Florida’s ecosystem. Invasive species can have detrimental effects on their new environments, leading to economic and ecosystem losses. The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden wanted to ensure that, their guests knew which species displayed in the herpetology department were invasive and the, impacts they could have on Florida’s ecosystem. Public education is the only way to bring ,awareness to this growing problem and potentially help the situation at hand.