Program Introduction and Purpose:
The Invasive Species Action Team (ISAT) program is designed to educate and inform youth, especially teens, about the impact of invasive species of plants to both the ecology and economy of New York State. ISAT Teen Ambassadors will share information on what species are of concern, how they are impacting the local ecology and economy, and how other youth can become involved in monitoring and eradication efforts.
· Learn more about local invasive terrestrial plant species of concern.
· Experience hands-on educational activities.
· Develop leadership and communication skills.
· Gain documented work experience.
· Sharpen public speaking skills.
· Earn a $400 stipend upon completion of the program.
This program is now open to youth age 13 or older with 4-H Educator endorsement, with applications due by December 1, 2015, and with final selection of participants by January 1, 2016. The program will run through the end of September 2016.
The ISAT Teen Ambassador training will be February 15-16, 2016 at Amboy 4-H Environmental Center. It is highly recommended that the ambassadors attend the STARR program in April, and be willing to serve as a 4-H Teen Assistant at the NYS Fair during their county time periods.
Want more information? Contact Marybeth Mitcham by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CCE office at (518) 623-3291.