Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Cultural and Environmental Education in Hawaii
1352 Pineapple Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-1754
Phone: (808) 839-5334; Fax (808) 839-3658
The Silent Invasion is an Ohia Project supplement for Grades 4-12 produced for the State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species. Five engaging activities educate students about invasive alien plants and animals in Hawaii.
The Silent Invasion is available in hardcopy for $15. You may download the lessons in PDF format FREE. Download times vary according to your internet connection. You will need Adobe Reader.
Download for all grade levels
Alien Species Flash CardsLearn about Hawaii's alien species from this set of 20 cards. Cards are made from sturdy, 8.5x11 card stock with information about alien species on one side and full-colored pictures on the other. Pick up your FREE set at MGF.
Miconia trees can grow up to 15 m (45 ft) tall! Their oval-shaped leaves are purple underneath and can grow up to 1 m (3 ft) long. This pest species has already destroyed a large percentage of Tahiti's native forest by shading out native plants!
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revised 2 February 2006
Hawaiian diacriticals have been intentionally omitted.