Michigan Sea Grant offering teacher training on invasive species at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Date: June 23, 2014 - June 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark 31300 Metro Parkway Harrison Twp, MI
Contact: Mary Bohling (bohling@msu.edu)

Who should participate? Both formal and informal teachers interested in science and natural resources are invited to participate in this free workshop.

Topics include:

  • What characteristics give invasive species a leg up on natives?
  • How do invasive species impact biodiversity?
  • What is being done to reduce invasive species?
  • How is invasive Phragmites managed in the park?
  • Sample activities for your outdoor classroom.

In addition to classroom presentations, this workshop will include a walking tour of nearby wetlands that have recently undergone invasive species management focusing on non-native Phargmites. This workshop will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

There is no cost to participants; however pre-registration by 4pm on June 20th is requested. To register, e-mail Mary Bohling with the names and phone numbers of those who wish to attend.


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