Duval County

May 20-22, 2020
Registration closes at 10:00am on May 15, 2020.
(Course Code: E20-02)


Classroom Facility Information

UF/IFAS Extension Duval County Office: Demonstration Kitchen
1010 McDuff Avenue N, Jacksonville, FL 32254


Instructors Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Carol Wyninger, Duval County Extension
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Duval County
Phone: 904-220-0232
Email: wyninger@comcast.net

Associates: Larry Figart, Urban Forestry Extenesion Agent
Emily Dunn, North Florida Land Trust Stewardship
Jon Johnson, Florida Forest Service Duval County Forester



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
  Small Scale Habitat Assessment
8:00am - 9:30am Welcome, Introductions, Course overview, Pretest
9:30am - 11:30am Small-scale Habitat Assessment: Emily Dunn
11:30am - 12:30pm Expert presentation: Emily Dunn
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Travel (30 Minutes) to Cary State Forest
1:30pm - 5:00pm Workshop: Field activities, demonstration, and hands-on experience, with small-scale habitat methods: Jon Johnson


Day 2 Thursday, May 21, 2020
  Evaluating Quality Monitoring
8:00am - 10:00am Evaluating Water Quality presentation: Carol
10:00am - 11:00am Guest Speaker: Jennifer Mitchell, SJRWMD
11:00am - 12:30pm Expert presentation: TBD
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Travel (30 minutes) to Old St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area
1:30pm - 5:00pm Workshop: FWC presentation about local natural area water quality issues, field testing of water demonstration/ hands-on activity, macroinvertebrates:
Guest Speakers: Trevor Phillips, FWC Biologist; Jane Cant, Ag Extension Agent; and Barbara Bereyl, Retired Naturalist Camp Chowenwaw  


Day 3 Friday, May 22, 2020
  Large Scale Habitat Assessment
8:00am - 10:00am Large-scale Habitat Assessment: Larry Figart
10:00am - 11:00am Expert presentation: GIS Usage in Natural Areas, Jon Johnson
11:00am - 12:00pm Guest Speaker: TBD
Ppresentation Use of FNAI and Soil Maps for Ground Truthing
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Travel (30 minutes) to Bogey Creek Preserve
1:00pm - 4:30pm Workshop: GIS/ground-truthing, discussion, and activity:  All Instructors 
4:30pm - 5:00pm Post-test, Evaluation, Graduation  


Course Guidelines:

Bring lunch each day in a cooler.

Complete schedule and course materials will be provided at the first class session. If you ordered a flash drive you may want to bring a charged computer with you.

Field Trip Locations & times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information.

Transportation time at the beginning and end of the day and lunches are not included as course time. Course time does not include travel time during the day

Workshop Activities will be outside in various habitats..

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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