Before our first overnight, we decided that we wanted to both learn about and take action in regards to the problem of invasive, non-native species in Boulder County. After some research, we learned that the New Zealand Mud Snail, an invasive aquatic species which has already disrupted ecosystems in major rivers throughout the Western United States, has recently been found in Boulder Creek. Currently there are only two other sections of rivers in Colorado that have Mud Snail invasion.
I’d like you to discuss, based on our brief research period, which aspects of this issue are most compelling. In other words, if you were talking to a stranger, a friend or a family member, which pieces of information would you use to get them interested and impassioned in the problem of the Mud Snail? Think of which information you found to be unique and interesting; do you think other people would find those facts interesting? Be sure to identify which information you think is most compelling and provide reasoning as to why it is.