This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.
The contact information may no longer be valid.
Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Slaterville Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company 2681 Slaterville Rd, Slaterville Springs, New York 14881
Don’t Get Ticked!
How to Protect Yourself and Keep Enjoying Nature
Slaterville Springs NY June 2019 -- Continuing a series of public outreach education seminars, the Slaterville Springs Fire Company will be hosting a Don’t Get Ticked! Event on Saturday, June 29, from 10AM-12PM. The presentation will feature short talks from experts in the field with ample time allotted for question/answer and interactive discussions. There will also be informational tables set-up highlighting resources available to help with tick identification/testing and diagnostic animal testing. Weather permitting, we will conduct a tick drag right there on the yard and identify the ticks found. This event will be held at the Slaterville Fire Station located at 2681 Slaterville Road, Slaterville NY. Refreshments will be served.
James Burtis, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Born Diseases (NEVBD) from the Department of Entomology at Cornell University.
Glenn Reisweber, Executive Director for Lime Hollow Nature Center.
Cassandra Guarino, PhD, Extension Associate for Serology/Immunology at the NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Center at Cornell University.
§ Learn how you, your family, and your animals can avoid ticks and tick-borne disease
§ Learn how to survey for ticks
§ Understand options and limitations of tick management
Free 'Don't Get Ticked New York' tick identification and removal kit for first 75 participants.
Demonstrations and information available from NEVBD, NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Center, and Lime Hollow Nature Center.
Sponsorship from: the NYS Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University, and the Slaterville Volunteer Fire Company.