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Aquatic Invasive Species – An Overview

OCTOBER 2020
This video introduces audiences to aquatic invasive species, or AIS, explains what makes certain species invasive, and the impacts they can have on the environment, the economy, and health.

Aquatic Invasive Species – Aquariums and Water Gardens as Vectors of Spread

MAY 2022
The aquarium and water garden trades are two ways that aquatic invasive species (AIS) are spread or released into the environment. This video highlights these two vectors and provides potential solutions.

Aquatic Invasive Species – Boat Steward Training

MAY 2023
Boat stewards are critical in in teaching recreational water users about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and the practices that can help reduce the chances of spreading AIS during their recreational water activities. This webinar provides training on how to organize a boat steward event.

Aquatic Invasive Species – Clean, Drain, Dry

SEPTEMBER 2023

Explore the various ways that aquatic invasive species (AIS) are transported from one water body to another, and ways to stop their spread by using the “Clean, Drain, and Dry” method.

Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop for Natural Resource Managers

This video focuses on aquatic invasive species (AIS) management and workshops organized by Pennsylvania Sea Grant. These workshops are organized for professionals working in the field of invasive species. This particular workshop was held in Erie, Pennsylvania, and the video provides a recap of the gathering.

Getting to Know Green Stormwater

FEBRUARY 2023
Green infrastructure is a stormwater management approach that protects, restores, or enhances the natural water cycle. In this webinar Pennsylvania Sea Grant and invited speakers introduce viewers to the basics of green stormwater infrastructure.

Lake Erie Bluff Recession Webinar 1 – An Overview of the Issue and Challenges

JANUARY 2021
In this first of a five-part webinar series focusing on Pennsylvania Lake Erie bluff recession, staff from Pennsylvania Sea Grant and faculty from Penn State Erie, the Behrend campus provide an in-depth overview of bluff geology and highlights changes and activities causing the recession. Research was funded by Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Lake Erie Bluff Recession Webinar 2 – Assessing Recession Using High Resolution Geospatial Data

FEBRUARY 2021
In this second webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, faculty from Penn State Erie, the Behrend campus, provide an overview of the methods used to assess and delineate bluff crests along the Pennsylvania Lake Erie. Research was funded by Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Lake Erie Bluff Recession Webinar 3 – PA Great Lakes Water & Land Technical Resources (WALTeR) Center

MARCH 2021
In the third webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, Pennsylvania Sea Grant staff highlight the “PA Water and Land Technical Resources (WALTeR) Center,” a website serving as the central location for Pennsylvania Great Lakes related data, studies, and information. Research funded by Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Lake Erie Bluff Recession Webinar 4 – Modeling and Analysis

APRIL 2021
In the fourth webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, faculty from Penn State Erie, the Behrend campus, provide an overview of “New Observations from Bayesian Network Modeling and Change-Detection Analysis on the Lake Erie Bluff Coast of Pennsylvania.” Research funded by Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Lake Erie Bluff Recession – Webinar 5 – Mapping Bluff Recession Potential

APRIL 2022
In this final webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, faculty from Penn State Erie, the Behrend campus, present the Bluff Erosion Potential (BEP) Index, a geospatial mapping tool used to improve bluff-erosion hazard visualization. Research funded by Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Lake Erie Shipboard Science

SEPTEMBER 2020
Educators from Erie, PA join Pennsylvania Sea Grant educators for a day of ship-to-shore Lake Erie science.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Climate and Harmful Algal Blooms

OCTOBER 2021
This forum featured the timely topic of climate change and harmful algal blooms.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Education & Volunteerism

FEBRUARY 2023
Participants and speakers of this forum explored science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in Pennsylvania and ways to enhance environmental literacy in the classroom. Additional presentations and conversation focused on volunteerism opportunities.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Environmental Justice

JULY 2021
Environmental Justice and Equity; The Crossroads of Environmental Justice and Water Affordability, Assuring Environmental Justice, Equity, and Inclusion in the Protection of Pennsylvania’s Environment, and a Community-Driven Planning project for Climate Resilience in Marginalized Communities in the Great Lakes.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum Series – Harmful Algal Blooms

March 26, 2024

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a major threat to Great Lakes and Pennsylvania waters. They can form quickly and produce harmful toxins that impact the skin, livers, and neurological systems of people, dogs, and other animals. Watch the recorded PA Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PA LEEF) which explores the issue.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Hazard Mitigation & Climate Change

OCTOBER 2022
Climate change is taking a toll in the Great Lakes region. In this forum, participants and speakers reviewed and discussed record-breaking high temperatures and unpredictable extreme weather events that have many cities around the Great Lakes preparing for future impacts.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Invasive Species

JANUARY 2022
Invasive species are causing havoc in the Lake Erie watershed, particularly the threat of the invasive carp. Featured topics include invasive carp biology, the Brandon Road Inter-basin Project, state response to the threat of invasive species.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Public Drinking Water and Regional Updates

MARCH 2021
In addition to several Great Lakes updates, featured topics included Public Drinking Water – the State of the System & Contemporary Challenges in Public Drinking Water and the Rising to the Public Health Challenge by Using Wastewater to Aid in COVID-19 Detection.

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – The Future of Stormwater: Artificial Intelligence?

MAY 2023
Featured topics include harmful algal blooms (HABs), a custom designed litter boom to catch plastic debris, planting trees as a stormwater management technique, stormwater fees, and current research into artificial intelligence and stormwater management.

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