Discover Better Boating: Boating Event Questionnaires
Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: email@example.com
Barb Caster, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, P: 315-447-9286
Oswego, NY, October 19, 2013 - In this edition of Discover Better Boating, we'll learn the importance of filling out surveys or questionnaires at boat shows and other events.
"It's critically important that we, as boaters, take the time to participate in these surveys and answer those questions so that we can all have a better boating experience," said New York Sea Grant's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White
Joining White is Kathy Bunting-Howarth
, NYSG's Associate Director from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, who discussed how research impacts boaters.
"There are many ways that research can help improve the boating experience," she said. "For example, it can help improve policies, facility management issues, boater safety. Also, a lot of the research examines environmental issues, so that research can help to create a better boating experience."
As for what research is going on now that would of interest to boaters, Bunting-Howarth said, "Cornell University investigators are trying to understand where boaters are getting information about aquatic invasive species so that they can better help the boating community to understand what to do to prevent the further spread of those species."
For more on this topic, as well as a helpful clean boating tip, check out the video clip.
More Info: Discover Better Boating
The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly
tips is a collaborative, educational outreach effort by New York Sea
Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and
Series host Dave White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with
New York Sea Grant, interviews marine industry professionals about how
to enjoy New York’s waters cleanly, safely, cost-effectively, legally,
and in environmentally-friendly ways.
The seasonal series began in 2011 as a result of Discover Clean &
Safe Boating campaign created by New York Sea Grant and BIA in 2008.
Shows air the third Saturday of the month from May through October. An
archive of previous transcripts for individual "Discover Better Boating"
segments, as well as video streaming, can be found via NYSG's "Great
Lakes Boating & Marine Trades" resource site, www.nyseagrant.org/marina
- click the "New/Topics" link in the left-hand sidebar and check out the "Discover Better Boating" sections on this page.
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New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed
to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our
aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated
services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental
sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
Lakes resources since 1971.
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The Boating Industries Association of Upstate NY is an association of
independent marine dealers, retailers and marine-related businesses
located throughout Central NY. The February Central NY Boat Show and
Fall Boat Sale are annual BIA events at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
Learn more: www.cnyboating.com
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15,000 square mile area. YNN Syracuse telecasts one program feed to
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