Okaloosa and Walton Counties

March 14 - April 11, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am EST on March 8, 2017
(Course Code: fs17-08)

Classroom Facilities Information

Timpoochee 4-H Youth Camp
4750 Timpoochee Ln., Niceville, FL 32578

Jackson Guard - Eglin AFB Natural Resources
107 Hwy 85 N, Niceville, FL, 32578

UF/IFAS Extension Walton County
732 N 9th St, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433

Instructors Information

Lead: Sheila Dunning, Commercial Horticulture Agent
Associate: Laura Tiu, Marine Science Extension Agent Okaloosa & Walton Counties
Guest Lecturers: Erica Laine, Biologist - Eglin AFB Natural Resources
Jeff Van Vrancken, United States Fish and Wildlife Services
Organizations: UF/IFAS Extension - Okaloosa County and Florida Sea Grant
Phone: 850-689-5850 (Sheila)
Email: sdunning@ufl.edu
Website: www.okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (Camp Timpoochee)
9:00am – 4:00pm Introduction, Paperwork, Project Discussion
  Ecology – Laura Tiu
  Mammals – Sheila Dunning
  Springs Video
Lunch – Bring your own
  Plants – Sheila Dunning
  Field Trip - Nature Trail Plant / Habitat Id

Day 2 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (Jackson Guard)
9:00am – 4:00pm Reptiles – Sheila Dunning
  Invertebrates – Sheila Dunning
  Ethics – Laura Tiu
  Marsh Video
Lunch – Bring your own
  Field Trip – Turkey Creek

Day 3 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (Jackson Guard)
9:00am – 4:00pm Water Birds – Laura Tiu
  Fishes – Laura Tiu
  Swamp Video, Eglin Safety Video
Lunch – Bring your own
  Field Trip – Anderson Pond

Day 4 Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (Walton County Extension)
9:00am – 4:00pm Amphibians – Sheila Dunning
  General Birds – Sheila Dunning
  Interpretation – Laura Tiu
  Wetlands Video
Lunch – Bring your own
  Field Trip – Morrison Springs

Day 5 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (Camp Timpoochee)
9:00am – 4:00pm Student Project Presentations
  Lunch – Bring your own
  Optional and Weather Permitting: Kayaking

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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