Tuesday, July 29, 2003, Volume 20 number 18

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Cynthia Hagley, water quality specialist, Bruce Munson, marine educator, and Carl Richards, director, gave the presentation, “Water on the Web: Training Water Science Technicians with an Online Data-rich Curriculum” at the Society for Conservation Biology annual meeting, Duluth, in June. Co-presenters were Rich Axler and George Host with NRRI, and Glenn Merrick with Lake Superior College.

Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator, and Sarah Donahue, program assistant, co-hosted two Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Community Stewardship Workshops in Duluth at Indian Point Campground and Firehall Pond (UMD campus), in May and at Kingsbury Bay in June. The events, co-hosted by Nate and Rebecca Meyer, University of Minnesota Extension Service 4-H Program, were attended by 85 youths and adults.

Jensen gave two invited presentations, “Effective Aquatic Invasive Species Boater Outreach and Products” and “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! A National Campaign Model for Proactive and Collaborative Strategic Communications,” at the Mississippi River Basin Panel on ANS meeting, Bloomington, MN, in July.

Jeff Gunderson, assistant director, gave a presentation about baitfish, crayfish and leech aquaculture at the National Association of County Agriculture Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference, Green Bay, WI, in July.


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