Levy County

April 28 - May 12, 2020 (online classes)
July - August TBD (in-person)
FULL contact Instructor for waitlist
(Course Code: CR20-06)

Instructor Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Savanna Barry, Regional Specialized Agent II
Organization: UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
Phone: 352-325-6080
Email: savanna.barry@ufl.edu
Website: https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (Online)
10:00am – 11:00am Live online via Zoom
Getting comfortable with Zoom
Testing equipment
Icebreaker/intros
Course expectations and format Q&A
ON YOUR OWN ­ Instructions and online links provided by email
­ Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes
  1. Pre-test (15 min)
  2. The Problem of Erosion, YouTube videos (~55 min total)
  3. Reflection Activity 1 (20 min)



Day 2 Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Online)
10:00am - 11:30am Live online via Zoom
Reflection Activity 1 – Review and Discussion (30 min)
Introduction to Living Shorelines PPT presentation
(Savanna Barry) – (60 min, w/break)
4:00pm - 5:00pm

LIVE WEBINAR
Florida Sea Grant’s Bite-sized Science Webinar on Living Shorelines

Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2928296063916256/ and click on "Find Tickets" to register
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
60 minutes

1. Watch: Living shoreline YouTube videos (20 min total)
2. Read: Wetlands Better than Walls (10 min)
3. Explore website: Florida Living Shorelines (15 min)
4. Reflection Activity 2 (15 min)



Day 3 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (Online)
10:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
Reflection Activity 2 – Review and Discussion (30 min)
Marsh Habitats PPT presentation: Savanna Barry
(90 min, w/break)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
15 minutes Reflection Activity 3


Day 4 Thursday, May 7, 2020 (Online)
10:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
Mangrove Habitats PPT presentation (Savanna Barry) – (90 min, w/break)
Reflection Activity 3 – Review and Class Game (30 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
30 minutes Reflection Activity 4



Day 5 Tuesday, May 12, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
Reflection Activity 4 – Class share and Discussion (30 min)
Oyster Habitats PPT presentation (Savanna Barry) – (90 min, w/break
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
15 minutes Post-test


Day 6 July/August  Dates TBD (In-person)
FIELD ACTIVITIES IN CEDAR KEY, FL
  Sign up for three volunteer shifts with UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station’s living shoreline volunteer days in July and/or August.
3.75 hours oyster sill construction and/or deployment
(exact time is tide-dependent, various dates will be available



Day 7 July/August  Dates TBD (In-person)
FIELD ACTIVITIES IN CEDAR KEY, FL
  Sign up for three volunteer shifts with UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station's living shoreline volunteer days in July and/or August.
3.75 hours  mangrove mapping and/or planting
(exact time is tide-dependent, various dates will be available)



Day 8 July/August  Dates TBD (In-person)
FIELD ACTIVITIES IN CEDAR KEY, FL
  Sign up for three volunteer shifts with UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station's living shoreline volunteer days in July and/or August.
3.75 hours  marsh planting or nursery maintenance
 (exact time is tide-dependent, various dates will be available)


Course Guidelines

Live Online Meeting or Webinar indicates when you are required to be online (via Zoom or the provided webinar link) at the designated time to participate in course presentations, discussions, and activities. Attendance will be taken by the instructor.

To participate, you must have:
• Zoom application downloaded to their personal computer (https://zoom.us/)
• An internet connection suitable for live streaming (wired or wireless)
• Speakers and a microphone
• Web camera (it is possible to join with audio only, but a web camera is strongly recommended and highly preferred by the instructor)

On Your Own describes required course activities you are expected to complete on your own prior to the next Live Online Meeting time. The instructor will provide instructions and links to resources via email to registered participants.


*In-Person/Field Trip Locations & Times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and the status of the COVID-19 health crisis. Volunteer events will generally occur over 3 to 5 consecutive half-days (arranged around tides) and there will be many options for participation throughout summer and fall. The instructor is willing to be flexible by not requiring the entire class to attend the same days, asks that the field shifts be completed as soon as possible so as to expedite course conclusion/student certifications. There will be both weekday and weekend options for volunteering. Students will be made aware of options as soon as they are announced. It is the participant’s responsibility to verify meeting information. Transportation and lunches are not included. Carpooling suggested. Times do not include travel time required to drive to meeting locations.


Attendance Policy:

  • 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.

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