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iMapInvasives Training Program (NYS invasive species database)

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Become part of New York’s invasive species early detection network by learning how to use iMapInvasives, an online mapping system shared by citizen scientists, educators, and natural resource professionals. All interested groups are encouraged to help keep the map up-to-date and accurate by reporting invasive species locations and control efforts. You can even use your smartphone to report new findings.
The NY Natural Heritage Program will offer free sessions throughout the state this spring, with beginner and advanced levels, plus identification sessions at some of the locations.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Gather and Coffee
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM- Invasive species identification
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM- Intro to iMapInvasives and Mobile App
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Brown Bag Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Spatial prioritization overview and other iMap tips and tricks
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Walk outside to practice data collection with iMap Mobile App
3:00 PM - Wrap up and adjourn
(Please bring your own lunch if staying for all sessions)
Join us for a hike through a hemlock-northern hardwood forest, successional old field, and a sugar maple and red oak community in search of invasive plants. Fortunately you'll see some native plants too. You'll also see a 17th-century Mohawk (Kanienkehaka) village site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hike involves a moderately strenuous, but short uphill walk. Bring the usual hats and bug spray.

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