March 3-17, 2020
Registration closes at 10:00am on February 27, 2020
(Course Code: CR20-03)
Classroom Facilities Information
UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County Office
1303 17th St. West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Florida Maritime Museum
4415 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215
Lead and Point of Contact: Alyssa Vinson, Extension Agent
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
Other Lead: Dr. Angela Collins, Regional Extension Agent, Florida Sea Grant
Associates: Katherine Oliver, Program Assistant
Assistant: Wayne Douchkoff, Manatee County FMNP Friends Chapter President
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (Manatee County Extension Office)|
|9:00am - 9:45am||Welcome to FMNP Coastal Shoreline Restoration; Objectives & Overview;
|9:45am - 10:00am||Icebreaker Activity|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Introductory Presentation: Living Shorelines - Alyssa Vinson|
|11:00am - 11:10am||Break|
|11:10am - 1:10pm||Presentation: Oyster Reefs - Dr. Angela Collins|
|1:10pm - 2:00pm||Lunch (On Your Own) and Drive to Robinson Preserve|
|2:00pm - 5:00pm||Field Trip: Oyster Restoration Project Robinson Preserve
Guest Speaker, Manatee County Parks
|5:00pm - 5:15pm||Wrap up, Q&A, next week’s information|
|Day 2||Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (Florida Maritime Museum)|
|8:00am||Meet at Field Trip Location: FISH Preserve, Cortez|
|8:00am - 11:00am||Field Trip, Salt Marsh Restoration|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Lunch (On Your Own)|
|12:00pm - 2:00pm||Presentation: Salt Marshes - Wayne Douchkoff ( in FMM Classroom)|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Salt Marsh Taxonomy Activity|
|3:00pm - 3:150pm||Break|
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||Group Activity: Shoreline Connections, Salt Marsh Restoration FISH Preserve|
|4:15pm - 4:45pm||Wrap up, Q&A, next week’s information|
|Day 3||Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (Martin Co. Extension Office)|
|8:30am - 9:00am||Meet at Field Trip Location: Perico Preserve|
|9:00am - 12:00pm||Field Trip and Guest Speaker: Mangrove Restoration|
|12:30pm - 12:30pm||Lunch (On Your Own) Return to Classroom|
|12:30pm - 2:30pm||Presentation: Mangroves - Alyssa Vinson|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Coastal Mangrove Conservation; Group Activity|
|3:00pm - 3:15pm||Break|
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||Presentation: Volunteers for Successful Ecological Restoration - Alyssa Vinson|
|4:15pm - 5:00pm||Wrap up, Q&A, Post-test, Evaluation|
Classroom Presentations: “Classroom” means we are at the Manatee County Extension office in the Kendrick Auditorium unless otherwise instructed. In the classroom, it might be very cool—please, dress accordingly.
Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances (this rarely happens). It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included.
Course Time Schedule does not include travel time required to drive to meeting locations..
- You cannot miss more than 4.75 hours (20% of the 24 contact hours) This is a FMNP policy and cannot be modified by the Instructor.
- To receive certification, the 4.75 hours or less missed must be made up by completing an assignment of equal time and content. Approval of the Instructor is required.
- If total hours missed exceeds 4.75 hours, certification is not possible regardless of material made up.
- All absences should be discussed with the instructor in advance. In case of emergencies, please notify Instructor as soon as possible.
Student Carpooling is suggested and up to students to arrange.
• The schedule times listed are as close as possible, but we need you to be flexible.
• Course time schedule does not include your travel time (except between AM & PM classes).
Food & Drinks! Please, bring reusable water bottles and avoid disposable take out containers. Food and drinks are allowed in the classroom.
Cell Phones:They are fine to use outside of class. Please don’t allow them to ring during classroom sessions or on field trips. Talk on the gadgets during break time, lunchtime, before and after class.
• Water is Required to be Carried with You – No Exceptions.
• Bring: water, snacks, field ID books, notepad and pen, binoculars, insect repellent, towels and a change of clothes (spare shoes/socks/pants/shirt).
• Don’t wear perfume/cologne or use perfumed soap/body lotion before going out in the field. This may attract more unwanted buzzing invertebrates known as mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems) and flies.
• There are insects (including mosquitoes), spiders, and snakes outdoors. Hopefully, we will see many of these beautiful creatures. Always watch where you are putting your hands and feet. Use your brain before your body.
• Required: Always Wear Close-toed Shoes. The field trails are not always level or easy to travel; some plants have thorns; there may be poison ivy; fire ants, etc. Open-toed shoes are not acceptable to be worn in the field.
• Be aware that typically you will be experiencing a variety of environments. For your comfort, always bring a spare change of clothes.
• Wear: layered clothes, long sleeves and pants, hiking boots or appropriate foot wear for the day’s field trip, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent (especially on feet/legs).
• It might be very hot on our field trips—please, dress accordingly.