NC Science Olympiad
2017 Invasive Species
Division: B - Middle School
C - High School
NC Standard Course of Study Alignment:  
Official Event Rules: North Carolina Invasive Species List - for regionals and states
National Event Page: National Page

Description: This event will be a station format or a test format with a book of images/ PowerPoint presentation. The station format could involve both images and specimens. Students will be asked to answer questions (formats: multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and shor answer) including, but not limited to, identification of invasive species, ecological factors, history, distribution and control methods about invasives that are part of the official North Carolina Invasives Species List.

Materials: Teams must bring a writing utensil. They may also bring one 3-ring binder (any size) with information in any form from any source, as long as the pages are secured in the rings.

Scoring: High score wins. Points are awarded for the quality and accuracy of responses. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.

Event Resources:
Youtube video explanation of the 2017 from the State event leader.
NC State College of Natural Resources Page
2012 Coaches Institute Presentation (2013 rules)
USDA's National Invasive Species Information Center
Global Invasive Species database (managed by ISSG)
Exotic Aquatic Species (managed by OSU)
Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species (managed by USGS)

Sample Tests:
2012 Regional Test from Wisconsin
Species chart that corresponds to Wisconsin test

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