Nov 4, 2013

Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species In-Service

Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species In-Service

Ithaca, NY

THEME: Growing Our Invasive Species Outreach Education Programs

WHEN:  19 – 21 November 2013

WHERE:  School of Industrial and Labor Relations Conference Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

For the past six years, the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program have co-sponsored a three-day invasive species in-service education workshop concurrent with the Cornell Agriculture and Food Systems In-Service. This year, as in 2012, the in-service is being held in King-Shaw Hall at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations Conference Center, 140 Garden Avenue on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th through Thursday, November 21st.

This year’s in-service will continue with some typical scientific workshop 20-30 minute presentations followed by Q&A; most of the in-service, however, is built around suggestions received from Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, PRISMs (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management), and other partners stating very clearly that you want to move into the more important “what next?” topics. This year’s in-service contains a number of thematic sessions, some directed more toward CCE Educators, some toward PRISM partners, all of interest (we believe) to both groups (as well as to outside agencies, NGOs, businesses, and others). We are making use of more facilitated and panel discussions to encourage interaction with our expert panelists and among CCE Educator and PRISM partners. General daily themes include:

  • Growing CCE capacity to be an invasive species education partner
  • Invasive species issues of concern
  • Attacking invasive species on regional and local scales

We are also incorporating an after-hours special session (pre-registration with our CCE Invasive Species Program is required in addition to conference registration - this is not listed as part of the CCE In-Service Registration process - there is no additional fee):  Optional Evening Session - Using the NYS Invasive Species Database: Tips and Tricks for Searching the State Dataset, in Addition to Reporting Findings. This session will be limited to 20 participants.

Click here to view the Final agenda (in PDF format).



Cornell’s on-line registration is open until November 8th so don’t waste time, register today!

Attendee registration fees are:

Full 3 day conference - $90

2 day registration - $70

1 day registration - $40



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This year, there is one formal luncheon (see CCE registration site). Although this luncheon is targeted mainly to CCE Agricultural and Food Systems related educators, all in-service registrants are welcome to register. Please note, however, that since many of our invasive species track attendees are not CCE, we will be starting our afternoon session earlier than the purely CCE tracks will be starting back up. Otherwise, lunches are "on-your-own," so grab a few colleagues and head off to one of the nearby university dining facilities including Trillium in Kennedy Hall, The Terrace in the basement of the Statler Hotel, Martha's in MVR and Synapsis in Weill Hall. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day at the conference location.


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We look forward to seeing you at the in-service!