Invasive Species in Your Forest Workshop


Invasive Species in Your Forest Workshop – July 26th at Schmeeckle Reserve in Stevens Point

Invasive species are all too common in the forests of Wisconsin. Workshop participants will delve into the world of forest invasives through a combination of hands-on activities, field experiences, and discussion. Learn about the variety of invasive plants and animals that diminish the resilience and biodiversity in Wisconsin forestlands. K12 educators who utilize outdoor classrooms, such as school forests are especially encouraged to attend. Techniques for identification, management, and citizen science will be provided in this outdoor workshop. Joining us will be guest experts from Wisconsin DNR Forest Health, UWSP Forestry, WI First Detector Network, and teachers doing invasive species control with students in their school forests. This workshop will take place outdoors, and is open to all formal and non-formal K-12 educators and focuses on the subject areas of science, environmental science, and social studies. For more information and to register, visit https://cnroutreached.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=250259

Agenda:

Morning - What are invasive species and how do they affect our forests?

• Biodiversity Part I - LEAF Urban Forest Guide & Wisconsin Community Tree Map

• Field ID & Management

• Field Activity - Worm Watch

Lunch provided - networking with educators and professionals

Afternoon - Citizen Science, including students!

• School Forest Student Projects

• WI First Detector Network (UWEX)

• Biodiversity Part II - LEAF WI Forestry Lesson Guide

• Invasive Species Educational Resources

Jenny Christopher

Outreach Specialist University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education KEEP Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program

LEAF Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program

715-346-4854 jenny.christopher@uwsp.edu Check out our PD!

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