Invasive Species Hunter Teams Up: Commander Ben and Science Weekly

Commander Ben battles invasive species on the cover of Science Weekly
Image credit: Science Weekly

I was so excited to get the latest issue of Science Weekly in the mail today!

This issue is extra special to me because it’s about invasive species, and it talks about my adventures as Commander Ben, the Invasive Hunter, to help kids learn more about invasive species.

Science Weekly included a special section about me, and I especially like the cartoon action figure they made of me battling different invasives, including the Zebra Mussel and Bamboo. That’s really cool!

Fun learning about science and math

Science Weekly is a great publication for K-6 students to learn more about math and science in a fun way with pictures, informative text, labs, puzzles, and games. Each grade level has a customized issue of Science Weekly with the younger grades getting more pictures and the older grades more text with in-depth information.

This issue is fantastic. You’ll get to read about invasives, practice your vocabulary, polish your math skills, conduct a fun lab, and complete a puzzle—all while learning about invasive species.

Commander Ben battling different invasive species in Science Weekly
Image credit: Science Weekly

If you’re looking for my invasive species videos that Science Weekly talks about, check out my Battles with Invasive Species playlist on YouTube, including my Invasive Species Carol—Special Christmas edition!

If you’re a teacher, you won’t want to miss getting Science Weekly for your classroom, and if you’re a parent, and you’re interested in getting issues for your own budding scientist, you can order issues online.

Thanks Science Weekly for featuring me and for helping to teach kids about invasive species. I can’t wait to see more Invasive Hunter Academy graduates!

Your friend,

P.S. If you have a fun adventure with invasive species, let me know. I would love to hear from you!


Filed under A Christmas Carol, An Invasive Species Carol, Battles with Invasive Species, Golden Bamboo, Heavenly Bamboo, Invasive Hunter, Invasive Hunter Academy, Invasive Species, K-6 math, K-6 science, Parents, Science Weekly, students, Teachers, Zebra Mussel

4 responses to “Invasive Species Hunter Teams Up: Commander Ben and Science Weekly

  1. Thanks Ben! I have enjoyed reading your blog, and I appreciate all of your kind compliments about Science Weekly. I also enjoyed doing the illustrations for this issue, and particularly the cartoon showing you battling the invasive species. It was a lot of fun! Good job yourself! Keep up the good work, Ben! – Linda
    Linda M. King
    Graphic Designer
    Science Weekly
    A division of CAM Publishing Group, Inc.
    “Put a little science in your week.”

  2. Hi Ben,
    I’m Miss Linda’s sister Carol. I live in Oklahoma and she sent me the link to your blog. I really enjoy the information you have on your blog, and yes, my sister Linda did draw an awesome cartoon of you. It really resembles you and puts a karate chop to your invasive species! You are an inspiration to young kids, showing them they can make a difference in the world. Good job on your blog and good luck in the future.

    Carol Etchison

    • Hi Miss Carol,

      Thanks for visiting my blog…and thank you so much for all the kind words!

      The Science Weekly article was so great and yes, that cartoon character of me is the best. I never thought I would have my own cartoon action figure!!!

      Your friend,

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