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Aquatic Invasive Species – An Overview

Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s extension leader, Sara Stahlman, offers an introduction to aquatic invasive species, or AIS, explaining 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
Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s coastal outreach specialist, Amber Stilwell, continues the aquatic invasive species (AIS) series by exploring the aquarium and water garden trades as ways that AIS are spread or released into the environment, and possible 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


Amber Stilwell, Coastal Outreach Specialist, outlines how AIS are transported from one water body to another, and ways to stop their spread by using the “Clean, Drain, and Dry” method.

Getting to Know Green Stormwater

Green infrastructure is a stormwater management approach that protects, restores, or enhances the natural water cycle. In this webinar, Tom Cermak, Pennsylvania Sea Grant Coastal Outreach Specialist, 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

In this first of a five-part webinar series focusing on Pennsylvania Lake Erie bluff recession, Anthony Foyle, Ph.D., Department Chair of Environmental Science and Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Penn State Behrend provides an in-depth overview of bluff geology and highlights changes and activities causing the recession.

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

In this second webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, Mike Naber, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor of Geosciences, Penn State Behrend provides an overview of the methods used to assess and delineate bluff crests along the Pennsylvania Lake Erie.

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, Sean Rafferty, Ph.D., Pennsylvania Sea Grant Research Director features the “PA Water and Land Technical Resources (WALTeR) Center,” a new website serving as the central location for Pennsylvania Great Lakes related data, studies, and information.

Lake Erie Bluff Recession Webinar 4 – Modeling and Analysis

APRIL 2021
In the fourth webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, Dr. Anthony Foyle and Dr. Michael Rutter, from Penn State Behrend present features “New Observations from Bayesian Network Modeling and Change-Detection Analysis on the Lake Erie Bluff Coast of Pennsylvania.”

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

APRIL 2022
In this final webinar in the Lake Erie Bluff Recession series, Dr. Anthony Foyle of Penn State Behrend presents the Bluff Erosion Potential (BEP) Index, a geospatial mapping tool used to improve bluff-erosion hazard visualization.

Lake Erie Shipboard Science

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

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Climate and Harmful Algal Blooms

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

Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum – Education & Volunteerism

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 – Hazard Mitigation & Climate Change

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

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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