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Season 2, Episode 3 – Invasive Species (Part 3 of 3)

In this episode, we conclude our three-part series on invasive species produced in partnership with the Invasive Species Centre.

Our guest reporter Trelle Kolojay tells us about how invasive species can be helped and spread with the help of human accomplices. From our home aquariums to our gardens, there are ways people can work to prevent the spread of destructive species in the wild. In our history of science segment, we’ll travel to the year 1890 when the works of William Shakespeare were said to be behind the 200 million invasive starlings we see flying above us today.

Don’t Let It Loose! – Invasive Species Centre
Goldfish – Invasive Species Centre
Red-eared slider – Invasive Species Centre

The Shakespearean Tall Tale That Shaped How We See Starlings – The New York Times (

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Invasive Species Series – Call for Story Ideas

"Invasion of the Alien Species" - the Own the Science Podcast

Do you have a story idea on how invasive species (plant, animal, insects, pathogens) are having an impact on the day-to-day lives of Canadians? We’d like to here all about it here!

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AI’s Take Up Farming

What if AIs were not evil masterminds bent on subjugating the human race? What if they are our secret weapon in facing the challenges of a rapidly changing planet?

Our guest: Dr. Nathaniel K. Newlands, Research Scientist

More info on our science history segment:

Canola! Seeds of Innovation | Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (

Canola industry in Canada, from farm to global markets (

Canola | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canola Story (

Canadian Agriculture at a Glance: Canola: a Canadian success story (

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