Manatee County

February 8 - March 20, 2018
Registration closes at 10:00am on February 2, 2018
(Course Code: cs18-05)

Classroom Facility Information

Manatee County Extension Office: Kendrick Auditorium
1303 17th Street, West, Palmetto, FL 34221


Instructors Information

Lead: Lisa Hickey, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent
Associate: Angela Collins, Sea Grant Extension Agent
Assistants: Kathy Oliver, Program Assistant
Wayne Douchkoff,
Melissa Nell, Volunteer and Education Manager
Organization: UF/IFAS Manatee County Extensive Service
Phone: 941-722-4524 (Lisa)
Email: lisa.hickey@ufl.edu
Website: manatee.ifas.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/FMNP/index.shtml





Tentative Course Agenda

*Schedule subject to change – some field trips (i.e birding) require an earlier (usually 8am start time)
Day 1 Thursday, February 8, 2018 (Kendrick Auditorium)
8:00am – 9:30am Orientation to the course, notebooks, class project, and ice breaker activity
9:30am – 9:45am Break
9:45am – 11:00am Presentation: Coastal Ecology
11:00am – 12:00pm Presentation: Interpretation
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm – 1:30pm Video and Worksheet:  Coastal Uplands
1:30pm – 2:45pm Presentation:  Coastal Uplands
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Q & A, Review


Day 2 Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Kendrick Auditorium
8:30am – 11:00am Field Trip # 1 Robinson Preserve 11700 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton.
11:00am – 12:30pm Lunch on your own
12:30pm – 1:45pm   Presentation:  Reptiles and Amphibians
1:45pm – 2:00pm       Break
2:00pm – 3:15pm Presentation:  Marine & Estuarine Habitats
3:15pm – 3:30pm Q & A, Review, & Interpretative Talks


Day 3 Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Kendrick Auditorium
8:30am – 11:00am Field Trip # 2 Estuary boat ride – arrangements pending
11:00am – 12:30pm Lunch on your own
12:30pm – 1:15pm   Presentation: Invertebrates 1
1:15pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 2:00pm Video: Near Shore Marine Systems
2:00pm – 3:15pm    Presentation: Coastal Waterbirds
3:15pm – 3:30pm    Q & A, Review, & Interpretative Talks


Day 4 Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Horticulture Learning Center (Extension Office)
8:30am – 9:45am Presentation Fish in Coastal Systems
9:45am – 10:15am Video and Worksheet:  Estuarine Systems
10:15am – 10:30am   Break
10:30am – 11:45am Presentation: Presentation: Invertebrates 2
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch on your own
12:45pm – 2:00pm Presentation: Coastal Mammals
2:00pm –   2:15pm Break
2:15pm –   3:15pm

Interpretative talks, Q & A, Review,
Project prep time – Use of laptop to go through presentations




Day 5 Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Rogers Auditorium (Building next to Kendrick)
8:30am – 11:00am Field Trip # 3: Robinson Preserve Coastal Habitat Kayak paddle –
9800 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch on your own
12:30pm – 1:45pm   Presentation: Reptiles and Amphibians
1:45pm – 2:15pm Video:  Society & the Coastal Region
2:15pm – 3:30pm    Presentation:  Ethics
3:30pm – 4:30pm    Last of the Interpretative talks, Q & A, Review,
Use of laptop to go through presentations



Day 6 Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00am – 9:30am Course evaluation and post test
9:30am – 11:30am Group Project Presentations
11:30am –12:30pm Break and set up for potluck lunch and luncheon
12:30pm –2:00pm After lunch - Continue Group Project Presentations if we have not finished
before lunch



Day 7 Tuesday, March 20, 2018
 

Graduation Day in front of the Board of County Commissioners
1112 Manatee Avenue, West, Bradenton

8:45am – 9:45am

Presentation of your FMNP Certificate and/or Master’s Plaque

Bring your spouse, friends, and everyone who is proud of your accomplishment!  We will take a group picture right after the award ceremony.  Spread your wings and soar like an eagle!  Pass on your love for natural habitats and the conservation of them!



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