Free teacher/youth leader training on invasive plants and biocontrol to be held Aug. 5 - 7
ELKO, Nev. — Attention all teachers and youth leaders — are you looking for a fun way to get children interested in hands-on and relevant issues in their own backyard? The Bugs with an Attitude Institute will be held at the Great Basin College in Elko from Aug. 5 — 7. The course is designed for educators interested in teaching youth about native ecosystems and the threat from invasive plants.
Participants will learn:
- How to identify noxious weeds;
- How weeds affect the native plants;
- Why noxious weeds are such a threat; and
- How to use some insects as biological agents to slow the spread of invasive plants.
Scholarships are available for travel and lodging. One-and-a-half days will be in the classroom and one day will be spent in the field.
To learn more about the class or register, contact Linda Ries at (801) 625-5254, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Jay Paxson at (775) 738-7291. The class flier has a registration form that is located on the Web at www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/news/registration.pdf.