Summer Environmental Restoration Workshops and Professional Certificate Program

The University at Buffalo has been offering a series of summer workshops in ecosystem restoration since 2005. This program offers workshops in restoration taught by leading scientists and practitioners from Western New York and around the country. Participants can register for any combination of courses. Past participants have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences including staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, URS Corp., Atwell LLC, Wendel, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Daigler Engineering, P.C., ENVIRON International, Buffalo Audubon Society and others. Completion of this program results in receiving a Professional Certificate, see below for details.

Registration is Closed. Check back in late 2014/early 2015

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Participants gain hands-on experience in a variety of field techniques.

Professional Certificate in Environmental Restoration

A professional Certificate program has been implemented to address the educational needs of professionals and students who currently, or intend to work in the field of environmental restoration. A professional Certificate in Environmental Restoration will be awarded to participants who complete a total of 15 days of summer workshops. Workshop offerings vary by year, but generally include topics related to invasive species, field data collection methods and equipment, modeling tools, and assessment techniques. While many of the workshops have focused on stream ecosystems, we plan to expand the program offerings to include more workshops on groundwater systems, lakes, and other ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. Workshops are taught by leading restoration scientists and practitioners from the Western New York region and across the country.


Participants will be awarded a Certificate after completing all required workshops and submitting a $25 fee to UB’s Millard Fillmore College (for maintaining the Certificate records and issuance of the Certificate). The Certificate does not provide academic credit or transcript notation, but is a professional program tracked by continuing education units (CEUs). If you are taking any of UB’s Environmental Restoration Workshops and intend to pursue the Certificate program, please email Amy Bartlett at amyb [at] buffalo [dot] edu to make arrangements to track your workshop completion and Certificate progress. Participants may continue to take any of the workshops without pursuing the Certificate. Continuing education credits (P.E. credits) for Professional Engineers are also available. If you are seeking PE credits, please email amyb [at] buffalo [dot] edu.

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