This free workshop will cover the Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program, focusing on training citizen scientists to identify and report invasive plants. It will include data entry using the TX Invaders mobile application. The workshop will also present general information on invasive species, managing the spread of invasives, invasive pests of regulatory concern and the Sentinel Pest Network, and best management practices for control and eradication of selected species. We will demonstrate the "Eradicator Calculator", which is designed to help organize and record volunteer-based eradication efforts. Space is limited to 30. Registration is first come, first served.
Please bring your smart phone or tablet, or laptop computer. We will be outside for a brief period, otherwise indoors, so please dress appropriately. Please bring your brown bag lunch. Headwaters will supply cold drinks, chips, and cookies.
The workshop instructors will be Hans Landel, Ph.D., and Rachel Cywinski. Mr. Landel was a college professor with a B.S. in zoology from the University of California and a doctorate in biology from Purdue University. Since 2015, Landel has coordinated the invasive species program at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and overseen the Texas Invasives website, a repository of information about invasive plants and other pests in Texas. Ms. Cywinski is a native plant enthusiast who has volunteered with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center programs and taught Invaders of Texas Citizen Scientist training since 2008.