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Superheroes of Science

Feb 28, 2022

Do your favorite pastimes involve water? Boaters, anglers, water gardeners, even classroom aquariums carry the potential to spread invasive species. Greg Hitzroth is an Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey. Greg helps us to better understand the meaning behind invasive species, and provides many best practice guidelines for preventing the spread of invasive species while still enjoying the water.    

Prevention campaigns: 

Promotes both Be A Hero – Transport Zero (boaters and anglers) and Be A Hero - Release Zero (aquariums, water gardens, classrooms, etc.) 

Water garden, classroom and aquarium resources: 

Aquarium brochures:

Water garden brochures: