Exploring the Link Between Invasive Species and the Canal

A One-Day Workshop for 4th – 12th Grade Teachers

July 25 & August 23, 2006

The Erie Canal has historically played an important role in the introduction of invasive (exotic) plants and animals into and between the Great Lakes, Hudson River, and the Finger Lakes watersheds. Learn about the Erie Canal and invasive species and how you and your students can help prevent their introduction and spread.

Sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife, NY Sea Grant, Great Lakes Program. Formal and Non-Formal Educators Welcome!

Workshop is Being Offered at 2 Different Locations Along the Canal. (Space is Limited — Participants can only register for one location)

Lockport — Tuesday, July 25 (Includes a boat tour of the canal)
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Wednesday, August 23

Come join us for hands-on activities and a demonstration of biological sampling techniques that could be used with your students for a monitoring program.

Classroom materials and lunch provided — Free! Please note: A cancellation fee of $15 will be charged for those registering and not attending.

Additional Information

Contact Helen Domske, New York Sea Grant, Great Lakes Program – University at Buffalo, (716) 645-3610, e-mail: hmd4@cornell.edu or Mike Goehle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (716) 691-5456, ext. 32, e-mail: michael_goehle@fws.gov

This information is also available as a downloadable PDF:

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