Hernando County

April 7 - May 12, 2017
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list
(Course Code: cs17-06)

Classroom Facility Information

UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County
16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604

Instructors Information

Lead: Brittany Scharf, Florida Sea Grant Agent II
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County
Phone: 352-754-4433
Email: bhallscharf@ufl.edu

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, April 7, 2017
8:30am – 12:00pm Welcome & Course Overview
Classroom: Coastal Ecology, Marine and Estuarine Habitats
Presentations and Video
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm – 4:30pm Field Trip: Coastal and Estuarine Habitats

Day 2 Friday, April 14, 2017
8:00am – 11:30am Field Trip: Bird Watching
Classroom: Birds, Interpretation Presentations and Video
11:30am – 12:30pm Break for Lunch
12:30pm – 4:30pm Classroom: Fish and Invertebrates Presentations

Day 3 Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30am – 9:00am Classroom: Coastal Uplands PowerPoint Presentation and Video
10:00am – 4:00pm Field Trip: Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

Day 4 Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00am – 4:30pm Field Trip: Kayaking, Seining, Wildlife Viewing and Water Quality
Sampling at Florida Youth Conservation Center Apollo Beach

Day 5 Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30am – 12:00pm Classroom: Herptiles, Mammals and Ethics Presentations and Video
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:30pm – 4:30pm Field Trip: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Day 6 Friday, May 12, 2017
8:30am – 12:00pm Group Projects, Paperwork and Evaluations
12:00 – 1:00pm Graduation Potluck Lunch (Optional, if Class Interested)

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.


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