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Forest Pest First Detector workshop registration now open

Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist

Consider registering for a 2017 Forest Pest First Detector (FPFD workshop. Anyone interested in forests, trees and invasive pests, including foresters, arborists and master volunteers (who are comfortable with tree identification), are welcome to attend a FPFD workshop and become FPFD volunteers if they wish.
Velvet longhorned beetle, one of the invasive pests that are
covered in FPFD workshops. Photo: WikiMedia Commons

New this year, we're going to incorporate more of a flipped classroom approach for our face-to-face workshops with significant technical and species specific content provided before the workshop through the University of Minnesota's online learning platform, Moodle. This will allow workshop participants more hands-on time with pest displays, time to talk and brainstorm with content specialists and more peer-to-peer learning during the workshop. So whether you are new to Forest Pest First Detectors or have previously attended a workshop, there will be something new and fresh for everyone.

This year’s workshops are at:

Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720 (Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8 AM - 3 PM)

Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Ave N, St Paul, MN 55128 (Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

Workshop registration is $50, payable online. To register for either of these workshops and for the online Moodle modules, go here [Be sure to "Add to Cart" to continue with the online registration. For registration questions contact UMN Extension Forestry Program Coordinator, Emily Dombeck:].

For additional information on the Forest Pest First Detector program, visit our FPFD website.

Hope to see you in March,

Angela Gupta and the Forest Pest First Detector team
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  1. I might have attended this workshop if I had more than one day's notice.


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