Sarsota County

July 19 - August 4, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on July 12, 2017
(Course Code: us17-16)

Classroom Facilities

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Office: Green Building
6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34241

Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241


Tentative Field Trip Locations

Day 3 might include
Manasota Scrub, Curry Creek, Lemon Bay, Carlton, Walton, and Old Miakka Preserves


Instructor Information

Lead: Robert Kluson, Ag/Natural Resources Extension Agent
Guest Lecurer: Katherine Clements, Ecology/Natural Resources Educator
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Phone: 941-232-3090
Email: rkluson@scgov.net
Website: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Extension Office
8:30am - 12:00pm Course introductions & objectives
Pre-Test
ESLPP and Upland Ecology Presentations
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00pm - 4:30pm Pinelands & Hardwoods Presentations
Pinelands Video


Day 2 Friday, July 21, 2017
Oscar Scherer State Park
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Trip
Scrub, Dry Prairie & Rangeland Presentation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00pm - 4:30pm Interpretation & Ethics Presentations
Scrub, Dry Prairie, Rangeland Video


Day 3 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Day – Location TBA
Plants Presentation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00pm - 4:30pm Hardwood Forests Video
Time to Work on Interpretive Presentations


Day 4 Friday, July 28, 2017
Extension Office
8:30am - 12:00pm Invertebrates and Herps Presentations
Uplands Habitats Video
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00pm - 4:30pm Modern Society Video; Interpretive Presentations


Day 5 Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Myakka River State Park
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Trip
Birds Presentation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00pm - 4:30pm Mammals Presentation
Time to Work on Group Projects 


Day 6 Friday, August 4, 2017
Extension Office
8:30am - 12:00pm Group Project Presentations
12:00pm - 1:00pm Potluck Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Post-Test; Evaluations; Awards



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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