St. Johns County

March 31 - April 2, 2020
Registration closes at 10:00am on March 26, 2020.
(Course Code: I20-04)

Classroom Facilities Information

Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084

9600 Oceanshore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Trout Creek Community Center
6795 Collier Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Instructor Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Kelly Ussia, Park Naturalist
Organization: St. Johns County Parks and Recreation
Phone: 904-209-0335

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (Fort Mose Historic State Park)
  Interpretive Displays Workshop
9:00am - 10:00am Welcome, introductions, pre-test
10:00am - 10:30am Sign Evaluations Activity
10:30am - 12:00pm Interpretive Displays Presentation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Working Lunch
Case Studies, Discussion, Questions
1:00pm - 2:30pm Field Trip: Museum and Grounds to observe signage and displays
2:30pm - 4:30pm Sign Design Activity
4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap-up

Day 2 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (Marineland)
  Interpretive Presentations Workshop
9:00am - 10:00am Guest Speaker: Terran McGuinns Marineland Conservation Interpretation
10:00am - 11:30am Interpretive Presentations
11:30am - 12:30pm Working Lunch
Case Studies, Discussion, Questions
12:30pm - 2:30pm Field Trip: View Interpretive Presentations at Marineland
2:30pm - 3:00pm Interpretive Classroom Presentation Example
3:00pm - 4:30pm Presentation Design Activity and Discussion
4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap-up

Day 3 Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Trout Creek Community Center)
  Guided Interpretive Programs Workshop
9:00am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Trout Creek Guided Kayak Trip
12:00pm- 1:00pm Working Lunch
Case Studies, Discussion, Questions
1:00pm - 2:30pm Guided Interpretive Programs Presentation
2:30pm - 4:30pm Guided Interpretive Program Activity
4:30pm - 5:00pm Community Planning Activity, Post-test, evaluations, graduation

Class Guidelines

Note: This course does include a kayak trip.

Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included.

Course Time Schedule does include approximate travel time.Times above include breaks.

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.

Students need to bring lunch and water bottle to all classes.

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.

Workshop activities will be outside in various habitats.


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