Leon County

June 11 - July 16, 2020 (online classes)
August 6, 2020 (in-person)
Registration closes at 10:00am on June 9, 2020
(Course Code: CR20-08)

Instructor Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Rosalyn Kilcollins
Organization: Rosalyn F. Kilcollins Consulting
Phone: 850-570-8889
Email: Roztally@embarqmail.com

Lead: Ray Bodrey, Gulf County UF/IFAS Marine Extension Agent
Assistant: Donna Ingle


Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Online)
1:00pm – 1:30pm Live online via Zoom: link provided by email
  • Welcome to FMNP course & Introductions (15 min)
  • Getting comfortable with Zoom/testing equipment (10 min)
  • Schedule and General Directions for “On Your Own” Assignments (5 min)
ON YOUR OWN Course Pre-test (15 min) online link provided by email
1:45pm – 3:00pm
  • FMNP PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of Living Shorelines -
    Rosalyn Kilcollins
    (50 min)
  • GOMA Homeowners Perspective Video (10 min)
  • Poll - Test Questions Quiz (5 min)
  • Instructions for Week 1 “on your own” assignments (10 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes
  1. Explore the Florida Living Shorelines website http://FloridaLivingShorelines.com/. Read section on “Types of Living Shorelines” at http://floridalivingshorelines.com/types-of-living-shorelines/
    (45 min)
  2. Read SAGE Living Shorelines Brochure and be ready to discuss: Page 1 http://www.sagecoast.org/docs/Living%20Shoreline%20Brochure_Outside.jpg and Page 2 http://www.sagecoast.org/docs/Living%20Shoreline%20Brochure_Inside.jpg (45 min)



Day 2 Thursday, June 18, 2020 (Online)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Discuss Homework, SAGE Brochure & Explore Florida Living Shorelines Website (20 min)
  • Presentation on Permitting and Examples of types of shoreline projects – Guest Speaker: Danielle H. Irwin, Director CUMMINS│CEDERBERG Coastal & Marine Engineering (30 min)
  • Salt Marsh Restoration Power Point and Salt Marsh Plants - Rosalyn Kilcollins (60 min)
  • Poll - Test Questions Quiz (5 min)
  • Instructions for Homework Assignment (5 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes
  1. On website, read Introduction and “How To,” then Explore VIMS Decision Support Tool and be ready to discuss in next class https://cmap2.vims.edu/LivingShoreline/DecisionSupportTool/ShorelineDST.html (45 min)
  2. View NOAA Conceptual Framework for Considering Living Shorelines (Be ready to discuss the “12 guiding questions and answers to consider” in next class) https://www.habitatblueprint.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NOAA-Guidance-for-Considering-the-Use-of-Living-Shorelines_2015.pdf (45 min)


Day 3 Thursday, June 25, 2020 (Online)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Discuss Homework including NOAA Conceptual Framework for Considering Living Shorelines (12 guiding questions and answers to consider)
  • Discuss Site Assessments and Review VIMS Site Assessment Data ion Presentation Parts I (40 min), Virtual Oyster Demo (10 min)
  • Oyster Presentation Part II (40 min) - Donna Ingle (Total time 90 min)
  • Poll - Test Questions Quiz (5 min)
  • Instructions for Homework Assignment (5)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes
  1. Review this site https://loxahatcheeriver.org/river/oyster/, Study the Oyster poster https://loxahatcheeriver.org/pdf/oysterfinalcolor.indd.pdf, estimate the number of oysters in each of the 2 pictures on upper left side and make list of vertebrates and invertebrates that live on oyster reefs (45 min)
  2. Read Article and watch video. Be ready to discuss https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/as-seas-rise-americans-use-nature-to-fight-worsening-erosion (45 min)


Day 4 Thursday, July 2, 2020 (Online)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Live online via Zoom
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
60 minutes
  1. Read Parts 1 and 6 of Living Shorelines in the Southeast: Research and Data Gaps, by Margaret Myszewski and Merryl Alber, Georgia Coastal Research Council, August 2016. http://southatlanticalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Living-Shorelines-in-the-Southeast.pdf (30 min)
  2. Skim through Oyster Monitoring Handbook for the Eastern Oyster http://www.oyster-restoration.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Oyster-Habitat-Restoration-Monitoring-and-Assessment-Handbook.pdf (30 min)



Day 5 Thursday, July 9, 2020 (Online)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Discuss Homework, SAGE Brochure & Explore Florida Living Shorelines Website (20 min)
  • Presentation on Permitting and Examples of types of shoreline projects – Guest Speaker: Danielle H. Irwin, Director CUMMINS│CEDERBERG Coastal & Marine Engineering (30 min)
  • Salt Marsh Restoration Power Point and Salt Marsh Plants - Rosalyn Kilcollins (60 min)
  • Poll - Test Questions Quiz (5 min)
  • Instructions for Homework Assignment (5 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes
  1. On website, read Introduction and “How To,” then Explore VIMS Decision Support Tool and be ready to discuss in next class https://cmap2.vims.edu/LivingShoreline/DecisionSupportTool/ShorelineDST.html (45 min)
  2. View NOAA Conceptual Framework for Considering Living Shorelines (Be ready to discuss the “12 guiding questions and answers to consider” in next class) https://www.habitatblueprint.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NOAA-Guidance-for-Considering-the-Use-of-Living-Shorelines_2015.pdf (45 min)


Day 6 Thursday, July 16, 2020 (Online)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Discuss Homework – Students share their reports (40 min)
  • Presentation, Discussion and Photos on Alternative Materials & Research Projects – Guest Speaker: Annie Roddenberry, Marine & Estuarine Habitat, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (40 min)
  • Course Review, Q & A (10 min)
  • Post Test & Online Evaluation (Click Link) (25 min)
  • Return to Zoom
  • Details and Directions for Field Site Visit (5 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
30 minutes Read http://floridalivingshorelines.com/marshplants 


Day 7 Thursday, August 6, 2020 (In-person) *tentative; subject to rescheduling*

Locations & Times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and the status of the COVID-19 health crisis.)

*Driving and lunch times are not included in class contact hours
  Location: Apalachicola NERR – Eastpoint, FL, Various Field Sites
9:00am – 12:10pm
  • Welcome and Project Presentation – ANERR staff (45 min)
  • View Living Shoreline Projects onsite, Practice Monitoring Activities (105 min)
  • Lunch and Bathroom Break at ANERR – bring own lunch (*40 min)
12:10pm – 1:15pm
  • Drive to Indian Creek Park (*20 min)
  • View Indian Creek Project, Practice Monitoring Activities (45 min)
1:15pm – 2:15pm
  • Drive to St. George Island (*15 min)
  • View Mangroves, Practice Monitoring Measurements (30 min)
2:15pm – 3:00pm
  • Drive to Sawyer Street Shoreline Project (*15 min)
  • View Project (30 min)
3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Drive to ANERR, Bathroom Break (*30 min)
  • Review of the Day, Wrap Up, Evaluation and Graduation (30 min)



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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