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The Current Webinar 5 – Aquatic Invasive Species: Impacts and Resources – October 15 · 2 pm CT

October 15, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The fifth webinar in The Current speed networking series explores the complex world of aquatic invasives via 10-minute topic presentations and a 20-minute QA/networking segment. The webinar is free of charge and open to Extension professionals across the region. Please use the form below to register prior to the session.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Peter W. Sorensen, Professor Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota – Carp Control and the Judas Fish Technique
  • Ashley Baldridge, Research Benthic Ecologist, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Ann Arbor – Relative Impacts of Climate Change and Dreissenid Mussels on Lake Michigan Zooplankton
  • Patrice M. Charlebois, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey, Chicago Botanic Garden – Using Science and Outreach to Prevent Invasions from the Organisms in Trade Pathway
  • Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Sea Grant – Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! in Your Neck of the Woods
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Access Instructions

To join conference, please click on the link below. The webinar will be accessible 30 minutes prior to event start time.
Blackboard Collaborate Participant Link

Testing Blackboard Collaborate
Please take a few minutes to test your computer equipment. You may need to update software, so test your equipment prior to the webinar event.
Blackboard Collaborate – First Time Users

Help and Technical Support:
1. A common problem a first-time user may encounter is the installation of meeting.jnlp. Although the file is automatically downloaded, it requires administrator rights for the computer being used before it will install. Sometimes this file will initiate installation on its own. If it does not, you will need to locate the file and start the installation process manually. If you are unable to install meeting.jnlp please login with your administrator account and reinitiate installation. If problems persist, check with your local computer administrator for assistance.

2. A Java applet is used to make the connection between your computer and the online conference. A computer may be running an earlier version of Java so that it can continue to work with older software. To use that computer, the version of Java will have to be updated. If this is not practical, consider using another computer for connecting to the conference.


October 15, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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