The Adirondack Watershed Institute has partnered with the Adirondack Lakes Alliance to offer a series of educational and training programs to everyone interested in helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Offered through the Paul Smith’s College Training Institute, and timed to launch during the 2020 Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 7-13, the program focuses on how to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms in our lakes and rivers. Programs will be open and ongoing throughout the summer.
There are three ways to participate.
Tune in to AWI’s YouTube channel starting on June 7 to watch a daily ½ hour video on Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Spread Prevention. Subscribe to the channel to access these or watch for the link on social media. Videos can be watched at your pace, any time after they’re posted.
June 7: Invasive Species 101
June 8: Aquatic Plant Identification
June 9: Aquatic Invasive Species Overview
June 10: Watercraft Anatomy
June 11: Watercraft Inspection for AIS
Certifications in Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Spread Prevention: Learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, earn some credentials.
PSC Training Institute Introductory Certificate in Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Watch at least 3 of the 5 Daily Digital videos, complete the quizzes and earn an AWI Introductory Certificate.
PSC Training Institute Advanced Certificate in Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Watch all 5 Daily Digital videos, complete the quizzes, post questions or comments to the online Discussion Board and join a live interactive webinar on June 25 to earn the AWI Advanced Certificate.
The program will be available throughout the 2020 summer season. A one-hour, live, interactive, online discussion/ will be held on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm and will feature AWI’s Executive Director, Dan Kelting and other AWI staff.
To register, email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Protect Your Water. Watch for future live, online discussions.
This training is offered at no charge and is open to the public.
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