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To help high school students gain a solid understanding of invasive plant species, university faculty and students from the University of Wisconsin–Stout (UW–Stout) and a local high school teacher worked together to develop the Invasive Plant Species (IPS) Education Guide. The IPS Education Guide includes nine lessons that give students an opportunity to engage in inquiry-based learning. These lessons provide a foundational knowledge about forest ecology and allow students to explore plant species. The lessons conclude with a project-based activity, in which students contribute to their community by identifying, removing, and controlling local invasive species. This article provides short summaries of each of the nine lessons included in the IPS Education Guide.