St. Lucie County

January 5 - February 3, 2018
Registration closes at 10:00am on December 21, 2017
(Course Code: us18-01)

Classroom Facility Information

UF/IFAS St Lucie County Extension: Hurricane House
8350 Picos Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Instructors Information

Primary Lead: Ken Gioeli, M.Ag, UF/IFAS St Lucie County Extension
Guest Lead: Amanda Thompson, St Lucie County Environmental Resources Dept
Associate Instructor: Irene-Eva Ries, One More Generation
Assistants Instructors: Jerry Bott, Master Natural St Lucie Chapter,
John Nelson, Audubon of Martin County
Mary White, President - Master Natural St Lucie Chapter,
Karl Mangino, Master Natural St Lucie Chapter
Organization: UF/IFAS St Lucie County Extension
Phone: 772-462-1660 (Ken)

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, January 5, 2018

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Schedule & Final Projects Discussion
  Presentation: Uplands Ecology
Presentation:  Upland Mammals (Jerry Bott)
Presentation: Ethics (Guest Speaker, Bella Chauhan)
  John Nelson will be present to discuss his final project.

Day 2 Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm

Field Trip to Adams Ranch (John Nelson and Eva Ries).

  Ethics Presentation (Ken Gioeli)
  Presentations: Birds I & II (John Nelson)
  Movie: Florida’s Scrub, Dry Prairie & Rangelands

Day 3 Friday, January 12, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm Presentation: Invertebrates 1& 2 (Guest Speaker: Dr. Carey Minteer)
  Movie: Florida’s Pine Habitats
  Presentation: Scrub, Prairie, Range

Day 4 Saturday, January 13, 2018
8:00am – 3:00pm Field Trip: Archbold Biological Station
  Presentation: Pinelands
  Movie: Upland Habitats in the Modern Human Landscape

Day 5 Friday, January 19, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm Presentation: Interp and Uplands Herps (Amanda Thompson)
  Video: Hardwood Forests

Day 6 Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm

Field Trip: Indrio Savannahs

  Presentation: Hardwood Trees of Florida (Ken Gioeli)

  Friday, January 26, 2018 & Saturday, January 27, 2018
  Final Project Prep on Your Own

  Friday, February 2, 2018
  Final Project Prep on Your Own

Day 7 Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm Final Project Presentations, Graduation

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