Trainings & Events
Trainings & Events
Want to learn more about invasive species and how you can use iMapInvasives to help to protect NY natural resources from their impacts? Register for one of our free trainings and events below. Most of our trainings are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel.
Would you like to get started with iMapInvasives or learn more about advanced data entry on your own? We've created several help documents and tutorials to get you started using iMapInvasives. See below for the top resources, or check out the full:
For other resources including invasive species identification help, newsletters, lesson plans and more, view our Resources page.
Certified Trainers Network
Interested in protecting NYS natural resources? The iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network (CTN) is a group of volunteers and professionals who train their communities to monitor invasive species and report their distributions to iMapInvasives. Contact us to request a training.
How to Become a Certified Trainer
Fill out certification plan
Host a training!
To start the certification process, you can either attend our next certification webinar, or watch our webinar recording from the previous training.
Abby Bezrutczyk , LIISMA
Amanda Barber, Cortland County SWCD
Andrew Randazzo, NYSDEC
Brittney Rogers, SLELO PRISM
Bob Mozer, Southampton
Brent Boscarino, Lower Hudson PRISM
Bill Jacobs, LIISMA
Capstone team, RIT
Camille Marcotte, CCE Onanadaga County
Caroline Marschner, NYSHI
Chris Badurek, SUNY Cortland
Colleen Lutz, NYNHP
Connor Brierton, SUNY Cortland
Danielle Dolan, Western NY PRISM
Donna Vogler, SUNY Oneonta
Elijah Blum, Cornell University
Elyse Henshaw, RTP Institute
Emily Thiel, NYSDEC
Emma Antolos, NYSDEC
Eric Struening, SUNY Cobleskill
Frank Williams, Citizen Scientist
Haley Gladitsch, LIISMA
Jennifer Dean, NYNHP
John Marino, NYNHP
Kate Monacelli, Finger Lakes PRISM
Kristopher Williams, Capital Region PRISM
Lauren Mercier, Capital Region PRISM
Leah Gorman, Albany Water Department
Liana Gertzer, Clarkson Central School District
Lindsay Charlop, NYSDEC
Lindsay Dombroskie, NYS OPRHP
Matt Brincka, NYS OPRHP
Mathew Gallo, Finger Lakes PRISM
Meg Wilkinson, NYNHP
Megan Pistolese, SLELO PRISM
Michael Giambalvo, NYS AGM
Michael Jabot, SUNY Fredonia
Mitchell O'Neill, NYNHP
Monica Dore, LGLC
Monica Matt, Upstate Freshwater Institute
Nicole Campbell, Capital Region PRISM
Rebecca Hargrave, SUNY Morrisville
Shannon Fabiani, CCE Onandaga County
Steven Pearson, NYSDEC
Zack Simek, APIPP
For Use During Trainings:
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.
Who should Join?
Anyone interested in protecting our natural areas and empowering their communities to do the same. The CTN includes Natural resource professionals, college students, educators, and citizen scientists.
Benefits of joining:
Involvement in local and statewide projects, increased awareness of invasive species, networking opportunities, professional experience, improve resume
The iMap CTN train-the-trainer program was initiated to fill the growing need for iMap trainings as the use of the database expanded in NY. The network was established in 2017 by Brittney Rogers as a part of her Master's thesis work at SUNY-ESF. Since then, the network has grown to deliver over 100 trainings to thousands of individuals.