Nature Up North invites interested 10th-12th graders to participate in a free field-based workshop. St. Lawrence University senior and local to Northern New York, Jessica LaMay, will be incorporating fundamentals of conservation biology, nature-based learning, and field research methodologies into this fun three-hour event. The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that feeds on Ash Trees, was recently discovered in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. The workshop is designed so that participants will leave having knowledge of invasive species and geographic information systems (GIS) software as a tool for conservation projects. Students will also leave understanding a current conservation issue relevant to Northern New York, which will help prepare communities in their response to this invasive species.
Limited space is available for this workshop. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to RSVP.
For more information on emerald ash borer and other invasive insects in our region, click here.
Photos (left to right): Flickr Creative Commons, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Maya Williams