Charlotte County

October 13 - December 1, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on October 9, 2017
(Course Code: fs17-15)


Classroom Facilities

Charlotte County Eastport Environmental Campus
UF/IFAS Charlotte Co.Extension Office: Training Room
25550 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33980

Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area (Day 2)
29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Ollie’s Pond Park (Day 4)
18235 Avon Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33948


Instructors Information

Lead: Betty Staugler, Florida Sea Grant Agent
Associates: Jamie Reynoldsand Jim Knoy
Assistant: Glen McLean
Organization: Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County
Phone: 941-764-4346
Email: staugler@ufl.edu
Website: charlotte.ifas.ufl.edu



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, October 13, 2017 (Charlotte Co. Extension Office)
9:00am - 5:00pm

o Welcome, Student Expectations, Pre-Test
o Presentations: Ecology and Forested Wetlands
o Field Trip: SIx Mile Cypress Slough



Day 2 Friday, October 20, 2017 (Babcock/Webb Wildlife Area)
8:30am - 5:00pm o Recap
o Presentations: Amphibians & Herps
o Video


Day 3 Friday, October 27, 2017 (Charlotte Co. Extension Office)
9:00am - 5:00pm o Recap
o Presentations: Herbaceous Wetlands, Invertebrates, and Birds
o Field Trip: Babcock Preserve/Footprints


Day 4 Friday, November 3, 2017 (Ollie's Pond Park)
8:00am - 5:00pm o Recap
o Presentations: Permanent Wetlands, and Mammals
o Interpretation
o Video


Day 5 Wednesday, November 17, 2017 (Charlotte Co. Extension Office)
9:00am - 5:00pm o Recap
o Presentations: Freshwater Fish, and Environmental Ethics
o Video
o Field Trip: Shell Creek Kayak


Day 6 Friday, December 1, 2017 (Charlotte Co. Extension Office)
9:00am - 5:00pm o Recap
o Final Projects, Post-test, Graduation



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