Polk County

September 13-15, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on September 7, 2017.
(Course Code: E17-03)

Classroom Facility Information

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland FL 33830

Instructors Information

Lead: Tabitha Biehl, Environmental Lands Stewardship Coordinator
Associate: Pam McDonald, Florida Master Naturalist and volunteer
Guest Lecturer: Shannon Carnevale, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
Organization: Polk County Environmental Lands Program
Phone: 863-534-7377
Email: tabithabiehl@polk-county.net
Website: www.polknature.com



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Large-Scale Habitat Assessment
:
9:00am - 9:30am Check -in
9:30am - 9:45am Introductions
9:45am - 10:00am Learning Objectives & Overview - Pre-Test
10:00am - 11:30am Large Scale Habitat Assessment
11:30am - 12:00pm Questions, Discuss Field Trip/Exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Field Trip/Exercise (Location TBA)


Day 2 Thursday, September 14, 2017
Local-Scale Habitat Assessment
9:00am - 9:30am Introductions
9:30am - 9:45am Learning Objectives & Overview
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 11:30am Local Scale Habitat Assessment
11:30am - 12:00pm Questions, Discuss Field Trip/Exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Field Trip/Exercise (Location TBA)


Day 3 Friday, September 15, 2017
Evaluating Water Quality
9:00am - 9:15am Introductions
9:15am - 9:30am Surveying and Monitoring Herpetofauna Pre-Test
9:30am - 9:45am Learning Objectives & Overview
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 11:30pm Evaluating Water Quality
11:30pm - 12:00pm Questions, Discuss Field Trip/Exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Field Trip/Exercise (Location TBA)
4:30pm - 5:00pm Post-test, Evaluation, and Comments



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