- January 20, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop will cover the Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program, focusing on training citizen scientists to identify and report invasive plants. It will include data entry using the TX Invaders mobile application. The workshop will also present general information on invasive species, managing the spread of invasives, invasive pests of regulatory concern, the Sentinel Pest Network, and best management practices for control and eradication of selected species. We will demonstrate the “Eradicator Calculator”, which is designed to help organize and record volunteer-based eradication efforts.
Please bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop computer. If you have a camera with GPS capability, you are welcome to bring it in addition to your smart phone or tablet, as we will focus on using our mobile app.
The workshop instructors will be Hans Landel, Ph.D., and Rachel Cywinski. Mr. Landel was a college professor with a B.S. in zoology from the University of California and a doctorate in biology from Purdue University. His research interests included studies of endangered wildlife species. Since 2015, Landel has coordinated the invasive species program at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and overseen the Texas Invasives website, a repository of information about invasive plants and other pests in Texas. Rachel Cywinski is a native plant enthusiast who has volunteered with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center programs and taught Invaders of Texas Citizen Scientist training since 2008.
To register: https://texasinvasives.org/invaders/workshop_results.php. Info: 210-828-2224 x280.
Space is limited. We will be outside for a brief period, otherwise indoors, so please dress appropriately.
Lunch will be donated by Chipotle Mexican Grill.
* This workshop qualifies as Advanced Training for Alamo Area Texas Master Naturalists.