About the CTN
The iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network (CTN) is a group of volunteers and professionals interested in protecting NYS natural resources who train their communities to monitor invasive species and report their distributions to a community science program, iMapInvasives. The CTN was follows a train-the-trainer model, giving members the opportunity to become Certified Basic/Master Trainer through a three-step certification protocol.
1. Attend initial certification webinar
2. Fill out certification plan
3. Host a training!
Quick Training resources
Highlights and Upcoming Events
Join the iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network!
Are you interested in learning more about iMapInvasives? Participating in a statewide effort to combat invasive species?
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 us know.
CTN Recorded Webinars:
iMap Certified Trainers Training for New Certification
CTN Recorded Webinars:
iMap Beyond the Basics - 11:00 am
Hosted by NYS DEC and NY iMapInvasives
Basic and Master Certified Trainers List
Master Certified Trainers:
Alyssa Lu, ESF Student
Caroline Marschner, Cornell University
Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative
Colleen Lutz, NYNHP, iMapInvasives
Donna Vogler, SUNY Oneonta
Dylan Finley, Vassar College
Elyse Henshaw, RTP Institute
Emily Pacifico, RIT Student
Emma Antolos, NYSDEC
Emily Thiel, WNY PRISM
Eric Struening, SUNY Cobleskill
Falon Neske, NYSOPRHP
Frank Williams, Citizen Scientist
Jennifer Dean, NYNHP, iMapInvasives
Jillian Harris, NYSOPRHP
Joshua Strobel, RIT Student
Keri VanCamp, Vassar College
Lindsay Dombroskie, NYSOPRHP
Luke Gervase, LIISMA PRISM
Meg Wilkinson, NYNHP, iMapInvasives
Megan Pistolese, SLELO PRISM
Michael Joint, ESF Student
Michele Wunderlich, Cayuga County Planning
Patricia Schulenburg, Save the River
Patty Wakefield-Brown, FL Institute
Rebecca Hargrave, SUNY Morrisville
Robert Moakley, RIT Student
Ryan Benincase, ESF Student
Sarantia Mitsinikos, NYSOPRHP
Shannon Fabiani, CCE Onondaga County
Spencer Barrett, Capital Mohawk PRISM
Sydney VanWinkle, RIT Student
Tony Zhang, RIT Student
Zachery Prokocki-Loomis, RIT Student
Zachary Sutherby, RIT Student
Basic Certified Trainers:
Alexander Novick, Lake George Land Cons.
Amanda Barber, Cortland County SWCD
Amelia Zaino, City University NY
Ashley Young, Otsego County
Bob Stromberg, Citizen Scientist
Camille Marcotte, CCE Onandaga County
Danielle Dolan, WNY PRISM
Donald Fisher, Little York Lake
Elijah Blum, Citizen Scientist
Glenda Berman, CCE Master Gardener
Gwendolyn Temple, Capital Region PRISM
Jessica Ingham, SUNY ESF
Jessica Miller, Otsego County
Joellen Lampman, NYS IPM Program
John Thompson, Catskills PRISM
Joyce Tomaselli, Citizen Scientist
Katie Des Jardin, FL PRISM
Kristin King, NYSOPRHP
Kristopher Williams, Capital Mohawk PRISM
Leah Gorman, NYSDEC
Meredith Taylor, NYC DEP
Mitchell O'Neill, NYNHP, iMapInvasives
Monica Dore, Lake George Land Conservancy
Nicole Campbell, Capital Region PRISM
Paige Restivo, Hartwick College
Steven Pearson, LIISMA PRISM
Steven Shope, Council of Park Friends
Tim Kennelty, CCE Master Gardener Volunteer
Timothy Morris, SUNY ESF Student
Wendy Paterson, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
Looking for a Certified Trainer?
Below is the Basic and Master Certified Trainers Map. Click on a point and find out the name and location of the trainer. If you would like to schedule a training, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Certified Training" in the subject line.
Resources for Current Trainers
For Use During Trainings:
If there is a resource you are specifically looking for and do not see here, check the following resource pages:
Be sure to check formatting/layout issues before using resources during a training. For more editable versions, additional resources, and questions please contact Mitchell.ONeill@ny.dec.gov.
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
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.
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!
CTN CONTACT INFORMATION
To inquire about the CTN or request a training from a member listed above, please email us. We are happy to help!
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