Events

Interested in learning more about invasive plants or forest pests? Want to get outside and help survey for pests or pull invasive plants? Check out this list of invasives-related workshops, trainings, webinars and community events happening around Vermont and the region. While some events and programs are seasonal, education events, surveys and webinars are offered throughout the year. We update this regularly so keep checking back for new trainings, or events in your area.

Spread the word about upcoming events, workshops, and trainings in your community by adding your events to the list. Please note: We review all submissions, so it may take a few days for your event to appear on the calender.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:15pm - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:00pm

UVM Extension Master Gardener Course. Tuesday evenings, February 4 thru April 29, 2014. 6:15-9:00 pm. This non-credit course covers the basics of home horticulture and what it means to be a Extension Master Gardener. The instructors are comprised of UVM faculty and Vermont horticulture professionals. Course topics include: Botany Basics, Entomology, Plant Diseases, Food Production, Soil Fertility, Perennials and Annuals, Sustainable Landscaping, Rain Gardens, Turf and Weeds, Invasive Plant & Pest Control, UVM Extension Volunteering.


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Statewide Outreach Education Program with Professor Antonio DiTommaso, Cornell Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, is offering a one-day hands-on workshop on invasive weed seedling identification for PRISM partners and CCE County Association Extension Educators. The workshop will be held on the Cornell campus on Thursday, May 8 from 9 am – 4 pm.


Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will be offering four workshops this May on training participants in the Boat Access Greeter Program. Anyone interested in learning more about this program or wanting to learn more about aquatic invasive species spread prevention is welcome to attend. Workshops are free to attend and registration is required. Please contact Misha Cetner at misha.cetner@state.vt.us or (802) 490-6121 to register or for more information on workshop details. RSVP by May 2, 2014.


Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Vermont needs your help!  Become a Forest Pest First Detector

The emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle are less than 50 miles from Vermont’s borders and we need your help with education and outreach, volunteer recruitment, pest screening and preparing your community for a pest infestation.   Join a crew of committed volunteers with the Forest Pest First Detector Program.  Our spring trainings will be held from 9:30am-5pm:


Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will be offering four workshops this May on training participants in the Boat Access Greeter Program. Anyone interested in learning more about this program or wanting to learn more about aquatic invasive species spread prevention is welcome to attend. Workshops are free to attend and registration is required. Please contact Misha Cetner at misha.cetner@state.vt.us or (802) 490-6121 to register or for more information on workshop details. RSVP by May 2, 2014.


Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will be offering four workshops this May on training participants in the Boat Access Greeter Program. Anyone interested in learning more about this program or wanting to learn more about aquatic invasive species spread prevention is welcome to attend. Workshops are free to attend and registration is required. Please contact Misha Cetner at misha.cetner@state.vt.us or (802) 490-6121 to register or for more information on workshop details. RSVP by May 2, 2014.


Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will be offering four workshops this May on training participants in the Boat Access Greeter Program. Anyone interested in learning more about this program or wanting to learn more about aquatic invasive species spread prevention is welcome to attend. Workshops are free to attend and registration is required. Please contact Misha Cetner at misha.cetner@state.vt.us or (802) 490-6121 to register or for more information on workshop details. RSVP by May 2, 2014.


Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Vermont needs your help!  Become a Forest Pest First Detector

The emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle are less than 50 miles from Vermont’s borders and we need your help with education and outreach, volunteer recruitment, pest screening and preparing your community for a pest infestation.   Join a crew of committed volunteers with the Forest Pest First Detector Program.  Our spring trainings will be held from 9:30am-5pm: