Volusia County

September 29 - November 3, 2017
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
(Course Code: fs17-12)
Max of 15 students

Classroom Facility

Volusia County Agricultural Center: Auditorium
3100 East New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32724

Instructors Information

Leads: Dennis Mudge, Volusia County Extension Director
David Griffis, Retired Volusia County Extension Director

Associate: Trey Hannah, Volusia Environmental Management Program Manager
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County
Phone: 386-822-5778
Email: dmmudge@ufl.edu
Website: www.volusia.org/services/community-services/extension/

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom, Introductions
  Media Presentations: interpretation and environmental ethics

Day 2 Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom: Topics include fish, invertebrates, and birds

Field Trip: Blue Spring State Park (2100 W. French Ave, Orange City, 32763)

Day 3 Friday, October 13, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom: Topics include ecology, reptiles, and amphibians
  Field Trip: Hontoon Island State Park (2309 River Ridge Rd, DeLand 32720)

Day 4 Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom, Topics include permanent and forested wetlands, invasive species
  Field Trip: De Leon Springs State Park
(601 Ponce Deleon Blvd, De Leon Springs, 32130)

Day 5 Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom: Topics include mammals, Herbaceous wetlands, and herpetology
Field Trip: Longleaf Pine Preserve (4551 Pioneer Trail, NSB, 32168)

Day 6 Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom: Project Project Presentations
  Classroom: Project Project Presentations, Graduation

FMNP Class Notes

Schedule is subject to change due to speaker availability and weather conditions.
Participants should be prepared to walk in water, kayak and deal with the heat and humidity that comes with outdoor activities.

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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