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Invasion Busters

Ngā Kaiārai Kaiurutomo

How do scientists prepare for, manage and minimise the risk of invasive species? New Zealand has a large variety of unique plants and animals and we need to protect them. This kit introduces students to some key biosecurity concepts in an engaging hands-on way. They sort and identify a selection of seed samples, observe a variety of stink bugs, make traps to catch insects and model insect population growth. The kit culminates in the invasion busters board game where groups play a collaborative game that simulates New Zealand’s biosecurity system.

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