First offered in Fall 2020 (learn all about the training in this previous blog post), this popular training will be offered twice in 2021, in spring (February 20 – April 10, 2021) and in fall (September 11 – October 23, 2021). The First Detector training focuses on the identification and reporting of invasive species. This training is 100% online and course materials can be completed at a time of personal convenience each week. New materials will be released weekly on Saturday mornings. Any questions about the material are sent to instructors by Thursday of each week, and answers are posted the following Thursday. Activities are due on Fridays. To earn an Advanced Training certificate, individuals need to complete the coursework in the 6-week time frame of the course, including 6 questionnaires and 6 quizzes. This year, a live Q&A session with instructors will be offered in the last week.
- Course Dates (fall session): September 11 – October 23, 2021
- Deadline to register: August 13, 2021
- Fee: $15
- Registration link