Nassau County

November 28 - December 7, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on November 17, 2017
(Course Code: fs17-13)


Classroom Facility

Yulee County Building
86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee, FL 32097


Instructors Information

Leads: Carol Wyninger, Volunteer, UF/IFAS Duval Co. Extension
Jessica Paarlberg, Naturalist, Omni Hotel
Christina Nelson, Amelia Naturally
Associates:Elizabeth Strawbridge and Karen Tobi
Assistant: Jamie Brock, Naturalist, Omni Hotel
Organizations:UF/IFAS Duval Co. Extension, Omni Hotel and Amelia Naturally
Phone: 904-220-0232 (Carol)
Email: wyninger@comcast.net



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, November 28, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Welcome, Introductions, Course overview, Pretest
Presentation: Ecology
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Presentations: Forested wetlands, Interpretation
Video
Form groups for projects


Day 2 Wednesday, November 29, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Cary State Forest
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Presentations: Fish, Mammals
Project work time


Day 3 Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Presentations: Permanent wetlands, Invertebrates
Video
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Presentation: Amphibians
Project work time


Day 4 Tuesday, December 5, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Kayak Loftin Creek
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Presentations: Birds, Reptiles
Video
Project work time


Day 5 Wednesday, December 6, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Presentations: Herbaceous wetlands, Ethics
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Interpretive Speaking, Project work time


Day 6 Thursday, December 7, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Project presentations, Posttest, Evaluation, Graduation

Special Instructions

Bring lunch each day in a cooler.

Complete schedule and course materials will be provided at the first class session.

Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included.

Course Time Schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes..

Missing a class or a field trip:

You can miss 1 classroom session and 1 field trip session (typically the equivalent of one day) during the course and still become certified. (If a teacher, check with your school board for their requirements.)



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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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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