Collier County

March 23 - April 13, 2017
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
(Course Code: us17-01)
Max of 14 students

Classroom Facility Information

Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Blair Audubon Center Classroom
375 Sanctuary Road , Naples, FL 34120

Click here for Map/Directions to the facility.

Instructors Information

Lead: Sally Stein, Director of Public Programs
Associate: Rich Kuntz, Naturalist Volunteer
Organization: National Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Phone: 239-348-9151 ext. 112
Email: sstein@audubon.org
Website: corkscrew.audubon.org



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:00am - 9:00am Welcome, Introduction, Pre-test, Course Overview, Project Requirements
9:00am - 10:00am Interpretation Presentation
10:00am - 11:00am Ecology Presentation
11:00am - 12:00pm Environmental Ethics Presentation
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm - 1:00pm Uplands in the Modern Human Landscape Video
1:00pm - 2:00pm Pineland Habitat Presentation
2:00pm - 3:00pm Pine Habitat Video


Day 2 Tuesday, March 28, 2017
8:00am - 11:30am Pinelands Habitat Field Trip (bring water, binoculars, close-toed shoes, long pants, sun protection) meet in the classroom at 8:00 A.M. Field trip is at Corkscrew
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch Break & Group Final Project Work Time
12:30pm - 2:45pm Birds I & II Presentations
2:45pm - 3:30pm Group Project Work Time


Day 3 Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00am - 8:30am Group Final Project Discussion
8:30am - 9:30am Hardwood Habitat Presentation
9:30am - 10:30am Hardwood Habitat Video
10:30am - 11:30am Mammals Presentation
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch Break
12:00pm - 1:00pm Invertebrates I Presentation
1:00pm - 2:00pm Invertebrates II Presentation
2:00pm - 3:00pm 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm Group Final Project Work Time


Day 4 Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00am - 11:30am Hardwood Habitat Field Trip (bring: water, binoculars, long pants, close-toed shoes, sun protection) Field Trip is at Corkscrew
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch Break/Group Final Project Work Time
1:00pm - 5:00pm Field Trip to Scrub Habitats
12:30pm - 1:30pm Scrub, Dry Prairie, and Rangeland Habitat Presentation
1:30pm - 2:30pm Scrub, Dry Prairie, and Rangeland Habitat Video
2:30pm - 3:30pm Group Final Projects Discussion and Work Time


Day 5 Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00am - 1:30pm Scrub Habitat Field Trip (bring lunch, water, binoculars, close-toed shoes, sun protection) Field trip is off site at scrub sites in and around Naples.
1:30pm - 2:00pm Wrap Up/Conclusion


Day 6 Thursday, April 13, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm Group Final Project Presentations
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Group Final Project Presentations
1:30pm - 2:00pm Post-test, Evaluations, Graduation!



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