Orange County

September 22 - October 27, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on September 18, 2017
(Course Code: us17-13)
Max of 15 students

Classroom Facility

Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL 34760

Instructor Information

Jacqueline Y. Rolly
Organization: Oakland Nature Preserve
Phone: 321-633-1702

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, September 22, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Classroom – Welcome, Introduction, Pre-Test, Project Requirements
  Presentations – Ecology, Interpretation, Scrub and Rangeland
  Video – Scrub, Dry Prairie and Rangeland Habitats
  NOTE: Bring your lunch, walk Uplands Trails or the Boardwalk at the Preserve

Day 2 Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Field Trip – Scrub Habitat - Shadow Bay
  Field Trip Leader: Juliet Rynear
  Video – Florida’s Pineland habitats
  Presentation- Pines, Herps
  Guest Speaker: Scott Spaulding - snakes
  NOTE: Bring you lunch

Day 3 Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Field Trip – Sandhill Habitats – Seminole State Forest Warea Preserve
  Field Trip Leader: Todd Angel
  Presentation: Mammals, Hardwoods
  Video: Hardwood Habitats
  Guest Speaker: Todd Angel - Fire
  NOTE: Bring you lunch

Day 4 Friday, October 13, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Field Trip –Hardwood habitats –Oakland Nature Preserve
  Field Trip Leader: Mary Keim
  Discussions – Bird Interpretive walk
  Presentations: Birds 1 and 2
  Guest Speaker – Peg Lantz - Florida’s Edibles
  NOTE: Bring you lunch

Day 5 Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Field Trip: Lake Louisa, Pine Flatwoods
  Presentations: Invertebrates, Ethics
  Video: Upland Habitats in the Modern Human Landscape
  NOTE: Bring you lunch

Day 6 Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm Final Project Presentations
  Evaluation, Post-Test, Graduation
  Guest Speaker: TBD
  NOTE: Bring you lunch

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