Alabama Plant Camp 2015 will provide educators with information, instruction and demonstration regarding the impacts of invasive species to our aquatic ecosystems in northeast Alabama. This course will also provide CEU's for general teacher continuing education purposes. Space is limited to 40 educators and will be first come first serve.
Why learn about invasive plants? Invasive plant species can block flood control structures and bridges; cause navigation problems on lakes and rivers; harbor mosquitos; and cover valuable fish and wildlife habitats. Managing invasive plants is expensive, costing Alabama millions of dollars per year.
Prevention and education are needed to protect our waters and natural areas and our economy that is so closely linked to the lake. That's why we are seeking the help of educators to bring this important topic to the classroom. Please join us to learn about the numerous invasive plant species silently invading Alabama's water bodies. You will also learn about the wild and wonderful native flora and fauna that make Alabama a unique place to live and a world-famous travel destination.
This workshop has been designed to meet Alabama State Education Standards and provide your teachers with complimentary material to use in their curriculum. The material has been adjusted to meet individual grade standards and will be provided at no charge to attendees following completion of the workshop.
Please find the Registration Form attached and return by Wednesday, September 16th.
For more information, please contact Dr. Brett Hartis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-891-6607.