Purple Loosestrife Service Project

An invasive species of plants

The purpose of the Purple Loosestrife Project is to help students analyze how society decisions affect the environmental stability around them and take action to counter the instability that is created.

Wisconsin State Standards

F.12.7 Investigate how organisms both cooperate and compete in ecosystems

F.12.8 Using the science themes, infer changes in ecosystems prompted by the introduction of new species, environmental conditions, chemicals, and air, water, or earth pollution

F.12.9 Using the science themes, investigate energy systems (related to food chains) to show how energy is stored in food (plants and animals) and how energy is released by digestion and metabolism

F.12.10 Understand the impact of energy on organisms in living systems

Purple Loosestrife Removal in Action