NYSG Offers Free Regional Training Watercraft Inspection Steward Trainings in May 2018
Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection - News

Contact:

Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant Extension Aide, E: Blr93@cornell.edu, P: (315) 331-8415

Newark, NY, March 15, 2018 - Is your program interested in attending a standardized aquatic invasive species / watercraft inspection training?

Registration is now open for several New York Sea Grant (NYSG)-led training opportunities focused on watercraft inspection programming in New York State.

Seats are limited.

Additional information on these workshops is featured below as well as in NYSG's three-page flyer (pdf)

Registration is due by May 1, 2018

REGISTER: Western NY training

REGISTER: Lower Hudson training


Spring 2018 Regional Training Watercraft Inspection Steward Program
Niagara Falls AND Staatsburg, NY
May 21-25, 2018


Topics to be explored:

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Identification
  • Data Collection Standard Operating Procedures
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Invasive Species Reporting
  • Outreach and Education
  • NYS Boater Safety Certification
  • Survey 123 Software Training
  • Watercraft Inspection Scenario Role Playing

    * With several additional guest speakers and sessions



Watercraft inspection engages boaters in learning how they can help slow and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by checking their boats and trailers for debris that may contain AIS. Credit: New York Sea Grant

More Info: Agenda for Training Events

Western New York Regional Training
De Veaux Woods and Fort Niagara State Parks
May 21 – 23, 2018


Monday:

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Identification
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • iMapInvasives Training
  • Interpreting Western New York

    *With several additional guest speakers
Tuesday:
  • Outreach and Education
  • Data Collection; Standards and Protocol
  • Survey 123 Software training
  • Watercraft Inspection Scenario Role Playing
  • Interpreting Western New York Continued
Wednesday:
  • New York State Boater Safety Certification

Lower Hudson Regional Training
Norrie Point Environmental Center
May 23 – 25, 2018


Wednesday:
  • New York State Boater Safety Certification
Thursday:
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Identification
  • Hydrilla; the need to know basics
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • History of the Hudson
  • iMapInvasives Training

    *With several additional guest speakers
Friday:
  • Outreach and Education
  • Data Collection; Standards and Protocol
  • Survey 123 Software training
  • Watercraft Inspection Scenario Role Playing


A boater checks an area on his boat trailer that can snag aquatic debris. Credit: New York Sea Grant

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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