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Highlights and Upcoming Events 

New Opportunity to Join the iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network! 
Are you interested in learning more about iMapInvasives? Participating in a statewide effort to combat invasive species? Did you miss the first round of trainings? Now is your chance, register to join the network! 
Each training webinar will last approximately two hours with time for discussion throughout. The training will include a walk-through of the iMapInvasives website, observation database and steps for hosting a training. Webinar registration is limited to create a more inclusive environment. More information can be found at the Certified Trainers Network. Please be sure to register for the training of your choice, if these dates don’t work for you, please let me know.
Upcoming Webinar Trainings: 
THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018; 12:30PM-2:30PM Register Here
MONDAY MAY 7, 2018; 9:30AM-11:30AM Register Here 

Looking for a Certified Trainer?

Basic and Master Certified Trainers Map

Basic and Master Certified Trainers List

Master Certified Trainers: 
Brittney Rogers, SUNY ESF, iMapInvasives
Colleen Lutz, NYNHP, iMapInvasives
Emily Pacifico, RIT Student
Jennifer DeanNYNHP, iMapInvasives
Joshua Strobel, RIT Student
Meg WilkinsonNYNHP, iMapInvasives
Zachary Sutherby, RIT Student

Basic Certified Trainers: 
Alyssa Lu, ESF Student
Donna Vogler, SUNY Oneonta 
Eric Struening, SUNY Cobleskill
Frank Williams, Citizen Scientist
Megan Pistolese, SLELO PRISM
Michael Joint, ESF Student
Jillian Harris, NYSOPRHP
Patty Wakefield-Brown, Finger Lakes Institute 
Ryan Benincase, ESF Student 

Interested in becoming a trainer? 

Who should get certified:
  • Natural resource professionals, college students, educators, and citizen scientists interested in protecting our natural areas and working with others
Benefits for Certified Trainers:
  • Involvement in local and statewide projects, increased awareness of invasive species, networking opportunities, professional experience, improve resume
Project Importance:
  • The more information we have about invasive species, the more effective our efforts are to minimize impacts on the places we love. The iMapInvasives Trainers Network helps by growing the number of people knowledgeable about, and looking for, invasive species, which boosts our ability to catch new invaders early.
Certification Levels: 
  • Basic Trainer: Receive free training on iMapInvasives, host 1+ trainings in your community, host 1+ training per year
  • Master Trainer: Receive free training on iMapInvasives, host 3+ trainings in your community, host 2+ training per year

How to Get Certified:
  • Initial training is offered via webinar or in-person (when available, contact us for more information)
  • Submit Certification Plan (document can be found under "Resources" below) 
  • Host your first trainings! 

Resources for Current Trainers*

Certification Resources

Pre-Training Resources:
Checklist for Training (coming soon)
iMapInvasives Presentation Template *Be sure to check formatting/layout issues before using during a training

For use during trainings:

If there is a resource you are specifically looking for and do not see here, check the following resource pages. 
Additional Resources (must login to access)

*All resources are available in the original form, if you would like a copy of those, contact us. 


Brittney Rogers, Certified iMapInvasives Trainer

SUBJECT LINE: iMap Trainers Network