Duval County

May 22-29, 2020 (online classes)
August 4-6, 2020 (in-person)
Registration closes at 10:00am on May 20, 2020
(Course Code: E20-03)


Instructors Information

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

Associates: Elizabeth (Beth) Strawbridge, Volunteer, North Florida Land Trust (NFLT)
Larry Figart, Urban Forestry Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Duval County
Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager, NFLT
Jon Johnson, Duval/Clay County Forester, Florida Forest Service



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, May 22, 2020 (Online) - Meet & Greet
9:00am – 10:30am Live online via Zoom - link provided by email
  • Welcome to FMNP course & Introductions (Carol)
  • Getting comfortable with Zoom/testing equipment
  • Review assignment instructions
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. View videos on water quality issues
  3. Complete Reflection Activity 1



Day 2 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (Online) - Evaluating Water Quality
9:00am - 11:30am Live online via Zoom - link provided by email
  • Presentation: Evaluating Water Quality (Carol) –
    (120 min w/ break)
  • Discussion: Reflection Activity 1 (30 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes Activities and videos (TBA)


Day 3 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (Online) - Small-scale Habitat Assessment
9:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom - link provided by email
  • Presentation: Small-scale habitat assessment (Emily) –
    (120 min w/ break)
  • Discussion: Reflection Activity 2 (30 min)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes Activities and videos (TBA)


Day 4 Thursday, May 28, 2020 (Online) - Large-scale Habitat Assessment
9:00am - 11:30am

Live online via Zoom - link provided by email
• Presentation: large-scale habitat assessment (Larry) –
(120 min w/ break)
• Discussion: Reflection Activity 3 (30 min)

ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
90 minutes Activities and videos (TBA)


Day 5 Friday, May 28, 2020 (Online) - Large-scale Habitat Assessment
9:00am - 11:30am

Live online via Zoom - link provided by email

  • Expert discussion small-scale habitat assessment (Emily) – (60 min)
  • Break (15 min)
  • GIS use in natural habitats (Jon) – (60 min)
  • Wrap-up (15 min)
  • ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
    ­Please complete before next live Zoom session
    15 minutes Complete Post-Test (complete within 3 days; submit online)



    Day 6

    Tuesday, August 4 (In-person) - Field Activities
    tentative; subject to rescheduling

     

    Location: Cary State Forest

    8:30am - 12:00pm Demonstrations, hands-on field activities with small-scale methods (Jon)



    Day 7

    Wednesday, August 5 (In-person) - Field Activities
    tentative; subject to rescheduling

      Location: Old St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area
    8:30am - 12:00pm Workshop: FWC discussion about local natural area water quality issues, field     
    water testing demonstration/discussion, macroinvertebrates activity w/ leaf packs:                          
    Justina Dacey, Ag Ext. Agent, Trevor Phillips, FWC Biologist and
    Willie Prevatt, FW Technician



    Day 8 Thursday, August 6 (In-person) - Field Activities
    tentative; subject to rescheduling
     

    Location: Bogey Creek Preserve

    8:30am - 11:30am Workshop: How to use aerials, ground-truthing demonstration, discussion, activity: All Instructors
    11:30am - 12:00pm Post-test, evaluation, Graduation


    Course Guidelines

    Live Online Meeting indicates when you are required to be online (via Zoom) 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.

    In-Person/Field Trip Locations & Times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and the status of the COVID-19 health crisis. 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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