Extension Logo
Extension Logo
University of Minnesota Extension
https://extension.umn.edu

Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

AIS Detectors Core Course

Event information

Location

Online course

Contact

Patrick Mulcahy, University of Minnesota Extension community program assistant
mulcahyp@umn.edu or 612-626-1433

The AIS Detectors Core Course introduces aquatic invasive species (AIS) identification, monitoring and education. The course covers some aquatic ecology basics and then dives into the biology, impacts and identification of invasive plants and animals of concern for Minnesota.

You will learn how to report invasive species, best practices for preventing the spread of AIS, rules and regulations, and how to search for aquatic invasive species on your own.

The online course consists of self-paced training that takes approximately 8 hours to complete, followed by two 3-hour online workshops.

The self-paced training must be completed before the start of the workshop. You must complete both workshops in order to receive credit for the course.

Workshop dates:

  • May 19 and 21, 2021, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • June 8 and 10, 2021, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • June 9 and 11, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Audience

Nature enthusiasts, lakeshore homeowners, lake associations, Minnesota Master Naturalists, lake professionals, aquatic invasive species professionals

Cost

  • $150: Community member track for those planning to volunteer as AIS Detectors and who are not conducting AIS activities for work.
  • $200: Professional track for those who do not plan to volunteer but are looking to increase their knowledge base for work-related activities.

Registration

Please select the proper track, as well as your desired workshop dates when you register.

Find more information about the AIS Detectors Core Course for community members, including FAQ, scholarship and sponsorship opportunities.

Find information about the AIS Detectors Core Course for professionals.

Upcoming events

May
22
Aurora Peace Sanctuary Garden
May
25
Online course
May
27
Online course
Jun
8
Darwin-Dassel County Park
Share this page:

© 2021 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.