Manatee County

March 30 - May 9, 2017
Registration has closed.
(Course Code: us17-03)

Classroom Facility Information

Manatee County Extension Office: Kendrick Auditorium
1303 17th Street, West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221

Click here for Map/Directions to the facility.

Instructors Information

Lead: Lisa Hickey, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent
Assistant: Kathy Oliver
Organization: UF/IFAS Manatee County Extensive Service
Phone: 941-722-4524 (Lisa)

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm Orientation to the course, notebooks, class project & your classmates
  Topics: Upland Habitats Ecology, Pineland Communities, Interpretation
  Video: Florida’s Pine Habitats

Day 2 Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm Morning Field Trip: TBA (potentially Duette Preserve - Scrubs & prairie)
  Afternoon: Classroom Topics: Scrub, Dry Prairies, Ethics
  Video: Florida Hardwood Forests

Day 3 Thursday, April 13, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm Morning Field Trip: TBA (potentially Private Rangeland & Conservation Site)
  Afternoon: Classroom
Topics: Upland Hardwood Forests & Rangelands Habitats
  Video: Scrubs

Day 4 Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm Video – Upland Habitats & Modern Society
  Presentations Topics: Herptofauna, Upland Mammals

Day 5 Thursday, April 27, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm Morning Field Trip: TBA (potentially Hardwood Hammocks @ Cordell SWFWMD property)
  Afternoon: Classroom Topics: Invertebrates & Birds I & II

Day 6 Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00am - 2:00pm Group Project Presentations
  Potluck Luncheon
  Program evaluations

Graduation Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:45am - 10:00am Location – the Board of County Commissioners chambers, 1st Floor, 1112 Manatee Avenue in downtown Bradenton
  Students will be graduating in front of the BOCC and will presented their plaques (those completing all modules) or certificates (for those that have not completed all modules). Please make room on your calendars and invite your family and friends.

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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