Polk County

November 6-8, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on November 1, 2017.
(Course Code: I17-02)

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 (awaiting schedule)

Day 1 Monday, November 6, 2017
Interpreting Presentation
8:00am - 8:30am Meet and Greet
8:30am - 9:00am Pre-Test
Learning Objectives
Overview
9:15am - 10:30am Interpretation Presentation
Videos
Displays
Presentation
Guided Interpretation Programs
10:30am - 11:00am Case Studies
11:00am - 11:15am Introduction of the Practical Exercise
11:15am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm Group Project Time
1:30pm - 3:00pm Group Project Presentations
3:00pm - 3:30pm Wrap-up
Comments


Day 2 Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Guided Interpretative Program
8:30am - 8:45am Learning Objectives
Overview
8:45am - 10:00am Guided Interpretation Programs
10:15am - 10:45am Case Studies
10:45am - 11:15am Introduction to Practical Activity
11:15am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm Group Project Time
1:30pm - 3:00pm Group Project Presentations
3:00pm - 3:30pm Wrap-up
Comments


Day 3 Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Interpretative Displays
8:30am - 8:45am Learning Objectives
Overview
8:45am - 10:00am Interpretative Displays
10:15am - 10:45am Case Studies
10:45am - 11:15am Introduction to Practical Activity
11:15am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm Group Project Time
1:30pm - 3:00pm Group Project Presentations
3:00pm - 3:30pm Post-test
Evaluations
Wrap-up




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