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Sep 04

2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Bees, Wasps and Hornets - They're all Different

2:00 pm EDT

Is it a wasp, a bee, or a hornet?  Why do I care?  Dr. Charles Ray of Auburn University will explain the difference between these creatures, and give practical tips for preventing hornets, yellow jackets and other wasps from ruining your next picnic.  Moderated by David Koon  and Lucy Edwards, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.   Note: on October 2, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar.  If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message. 

For more webinars in this series, see All Bugs Good and Bad 2015 Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Imported Fire Ants, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture

Photo credit: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
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Presenters

David Koon, Lucy Edwards, Charles Ray

Sep 09

Going to College: A Guide to Transition Planning for Those with Disabilities

11:00 am EDT

**Upon completion of the “live” webinar, a link to receive a certificate of completion will be placed here.


In the 21st century, receiving appropriate postsecondary education is key to successful employment and decent quality of life. This webinar provides an overview of the transition from school and from combat to postsecondary education, discusses challenges and opportunities for students with disabilities and wounded warriors, and presents strategies for preparing the transition to postsecondary education and for succeeding in postsecondary education. Some of the strategies include person centered goal setting, understanding the demand of college, use of self-advocacy skills, and securing reasonable accommodations.

Webinar Outline

I. Importance of postsecondary education
II. Challenges and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and for wounded warriors
III. Setting appropriate postsecondary education goals
IV. Understanding the demands of college
V. The importance of self-advocacy
VI. Reasonable accommodations and disability services
VII. Strategies for students with hidden disabilities
VIII. Strategies for wounded warriors


Presenter

D. Dalun Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, Center on Disability and Development
Texas A&M University


Continuing Education (CE) Credit or Certificate of Completion


How to Join

*To join the “live” event the day of the webinar, be sure to click on ‘Location’ located in the grey box to the right of the webpage. It is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections when trying to connect. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

  • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
  • Login as a guest
  • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
  • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
  • If you become stuck at the "connecting to server" page, refresh your browser

For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln).

*The cover photo image [College Information Fair] by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.  



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Sep 09

Displaying Landsat Imagery Using Band Combinations Using ArcGIS Desktop

12:00 pm EDT

Many educators are interested in offering introduction to remote sensing courses, but may not have access to specialized remote sensing software packages.  These software packages are often expensive, and can be complicated to users who lack training and experience. 

ArcGIS Desktop software is often available to many educational institutions, and may be an appropriate software option for many educators to provide introduction to remote sensing.

This Webinar is the second in a series designed to support the educational community. Through this Webinar, you will lean how to: 

  • create a composite image
  • display multi-band satellite image
  • subset landsat imagery

Presenters:

  • Tammy Parece, PhD candidate, Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, Virginia Tech
  • James B. Campbell, Professor, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech
  • John McGee, Geospatial Extension Specialist / VirginiaView Coordinator, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech
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    Presenters

    John McGee

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