Charlotte County

January 11 - February 15, 2018
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
(Course Code: cs18-04)

Classroom Facility Information

Gasparilla Marina
15001 Gasparilla Rd., Placida, Florida 33946

Instructors Information

Lead: Betty Staugler, Florida Sea Grant Agent
Associates: Jamie Reynolds and Jim Knoy
Assistant: Glen McLean
Organization: Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County
Phone: 941-764-4346

Tentative Course Agenda

*Schedule subject to change – some field trips (i.e birding) require an earlier (usually 8am start time)
Day 1 Thursday, January 11, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm Welcome, Student Expectations, Pre-Test
  Field Trip – Oyster Creek Environmental Park (Mangroves) – Betty

Day 2 Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm Recap
  Birds I
  Invertebrates I
  Field Trip – Seining/Wading Cedar Point Park

Day 3 Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00am – 5:00pm Recap
  Coastal Uplands
  Field Trip – Stump Pass Beach State Park

Day 4 Thursday, February 1, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm Recap
  Birds II
  Invertebrates II
  Field Trip – Kayak

Day 5 Thursday, February 8, 2018
8:00am – 5:00pm Recap
  Ethics Discussion
  Field Trip – Birding, Palm Island

Day 6 Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm Recap
  Final Project Presentations

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.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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