Nassau County

February 5 - March 1, 2018
Registration closes at 10:00am on January 31, 2018
(Course Code: us18-03)

Classroom Facility Information

Yulee County Building
86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee, FL 32097


Instructors Information

Leads: Carol Wyninger, Volunteer, UF/IFAS Duval Co. Extension
Christina Nelson, Amelia Naturally
Jessica Paarlberg, Naturalist, Omni Hotel
Associates:Elizabeth Strawbridge and Larry Figart
Assistants: Jamie Brock, Naturalist, Omni Hotel
Robert Finnick and Karen Tobi
Organizations: UF/IFAS Duval Co. Extension, Omni Hotel and Amelia Naturally
Phone: 904-220-0232 (Carol)
Email: wyninger@comcast.net




Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Monday, February 5, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Welcome, Introductions, Course overview, Pretest, Ecology
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Pineland Communities, Interpretation, Video Pine Habitats, Form groups
for projects


Day 2 Thursday, February 8, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Pine Habitats, Cary State Forest
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Invertebrates 1, Mammals, Project work time


Day 3 Monday, February 12, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Birds 1, Invertebrates 2,  Video Hardwood Forests
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Herptiles ;  Hardwood Forests; Video Scrub, Dry Prairie, Rangeland;  
Project work time


Day 4 Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, Pine and Hardwood Habitats
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm  Scrub, Prairie, Rangeland;, Guest Speaker TBA; Project work time


Day 5 Thursday, February 22, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Ethics, Birds 2; Video Upland Systems and Modern Human Society
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Interpretive Speaking, Project work time


Day 6 Thursday, March 1, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, Scrub, Sandhill,
Hardwood Habitats
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:30pm Project presentations, Posttest, Evaluation, Graduation


Special Instructions

Bring lunch each day in a cooler.

Complete schedule and course materials will be provided at the first class session.

Field Trip locations & presentation times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included.   

Course Time Schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes.

Missing a class or a field trip:

 • You can miss 1 classroom session and 1 field trip session (typically the equivalent of one day) during the course and still become certified (If a teacher, check with your school board for their requirements.)

 




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