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.
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. More resources coming soon!
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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.
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.
*Checklist for training
For Use During Trainings:
*Registration/sign In document
*Call for trainers Handout
*iMap Presentation Template (ppt)
*Training Assessment Survey
* Coming soon.
Any questions? Need additional resources?
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.