Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Wells College 
Room 212 Zabriskie Hall
Center for Sustainability
Aurora, NY 13026

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Nadia Harvieux 
Finger Lakes Institute 

Invasive Species Identified! at Wells College, Aurora, NY


Join the Finger Lakes Institute and Finger Lakes PRISM in a hands-on exploration of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species during a two-day teacher training, July 18-19, 2017.  Teachers will learn about the history of invasives in the Finger Lakes region and their effects on local ecosystems, regional economics and human health.  Hands-on training will be provided for field identification and survey methods of common terrestrial and aquatic invasives, as well as use of the online, GIS-based citizen science mapping tool called iMapInvasives. Teachers will work together on strategies for curricular integration into their existing science curricula.

The training is free and open to elementary through high school science educators in the Finger Lakes region. Teachers will receive free field identification guides for both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, will be registered with a free iMapInvasives account and will receive a certificate for 14 hours of professional development.  Registration is limited to 15 participants. To register, click below!


This training is part of the 2017 New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week and will also be held at FLCC Muller Field Station in Honeoye, NY on July 10-11, 2017. For more information about the FLCC Muller Field Station training, click here.




Tuesday, July 18th: Aquatic Invasives

9 – 10:15 am: Welcome and Introduction to Invasive Species

10:15 am – noon: Macrophyte Citizen Science Project (ID skills and survey methods for aquatic invasives)

noon – 12:30 pm: Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 3:30 pm: Cayuga Floating Classroom and Hydrilla Project

3:30 – 4 pm: Reflection/Wrap-up


Wednesday, July 19th: Terrestrial Invasives

9 – 10 am: Terrestrial Invasive Plant ID (Classroom)

10 – 10:30 am: Citizen Science Projects

10:30 am – noon: Terrestrial Plant Invasives- Field Identification and Survey Methods

Noon- 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 – 1:45 pm: iMapInvasives Mapping

1:45 – 3:30 pm: Curricular Integration Strategies and Presentations

3:30 – 4 pm: Survey/Wrap-Up


Lunch will be provided both days of training. Please dress for outdoor field work on land and water.