You are invited to become a contributor to NAISMA’s new online, asynchronous invasive species learning library – InvasivesU!
By leveraging the collective wisdom of our community and the unique expertise that so many of us hold, we intend to collaboratively create a meaningful and expansive catalogue of training courses, short informative videos, and qualified certificate programs that serve a variety of audiences including citizen scientists, students, industry members, land and water managers, and invasive species professionals.
In doing so, we hope to increase knowledge and understanding of the issues, species, challenges and successes related to invasive species management and raise the shared capacity of citizens and professionals to prevent and manage invasives in the future.
There are a number of desired courses that we are seeking specific expertise to instruct. We are in the process of updating the existing Invasive Species Management (ISM) Certification Program and creating new species identification training videos.
Please review the list of courses and reference materials. The current ISM course syllabus and other helpful materials are attached for reference. Contributors are not expected to stick to this exact course format and may elect to teach the unit(s) or course(s) the way you think is best as the subject matter expert. Contributor content may replace or supplement current content.
Course content is expected to consist of a recorded slideshow presentation (video) that can be broken down into shorter videos (5-10 minutes). We ask that contributors provide 10 questions for each training video to evaluate the student’s knowledge. We also welcome any supplemental reading materials or reference links that will enhance learning to accompany the video training provided by the contributor.
Contributors may apply to teach one entire course, one unit, or multiple courses or units. If you are interested, qualified, and able to teach one of the listed courses, please fill out the contributor application form.