August 15-17, 2019
Registration closes at 10:00am on August 12, 2019
(Course Code: M19-05)
Class Facility Information
Marine Discovery Center
520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Associate and Point of Contact: Charity Jackson, Naturalist Guide
Organization: Marine Discovery Center
Lead: Chad Truxall, Executive Director
Assistant: Lisa Mickey, Naturalist Guide
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Thursday, August 15, 2019|
|8:00am–9:00am||Sign In / Introductions / Pre-Test/ Waivers / Coffee and Snack|
|9:00am–10:00am||Surveying and Monitoring Mammals Presentation – Charity Jackson|
|10:00am–12:00pm||Guest Speaker / Field Experience: Terrestrial mammal monitoring talk and activity – Bonnie Cary|
|12:00pm–12:30pm||Lunch Break – Bring a sack lunch to eat in our classroom or outside under the pavilion.|
|12:30pm–1:30pm||Guest Speaker: Ashley Ambert with Volusia Manatee Watch Program|
|1:30pm–4:00pm||Guest Speakers / Field Experience: Wendy Noke, Research Scientist, and
Teresa Jablonski, Research Assistant with Hubbs SeaWorld
|Day 2||Friday, August 16, 2019|
|8:00am–8:15am||Sign In / Welcome / Coffee and Snack|
|8:15am–11:15am||Guest Speaker / Field Experience: Bird monitoring talk and activity -
Jennifer Winters, Volusia County HCP Program Manager
|11:15am–11:30am||Guest Speaker: Citizen Science Monitoring Opportunities – Trey Hannah, Volusia County Environmental Management|
|11:30am–12:00pm||Lunch Break– Bring a sack lunch to eat in our classroom or outside.|
|12:00pm–1:00pm||Guest Speaker: Herptiles Monitoring - TBD|
|1:00pm–2:30pm||Surveying and Monitoring Herpetofauna Presentation – Chad Truxall|
|2:30pm–4:00pm||Field Experience: Herptiles - Chad Truxall|
|Day 3||Saturday, August 17, 2019|
|8:00am–10:30am||Guest Speaker /Field Trip: Meet at beach location (TBD) for sea turtle monitoring talk and activity – Jaymie Renneker|
|10:30am–11:30am||Surveying and Monitoring Birds Presentation – Lisa Mickey|
|11:30am–12:00pm||Lunch Break – Bring a sack lunch to eat in our classroom or outside.|
|12:00pm–1:00pm||Guest Speaker: Brittiny Bennet, Protected Species Program Manager,
Marine Ventures Inc.
|1:00pm–3:00pm||Field Trip: Boat – Protected Species Observer – Mock Monitoring Activity –
Birds/ Turtles/ Marine Mammals - Brittiny Bennet
|3:00pm–4:00pm||Post-test / Evaluation / Graduation|
Dates - Dates are final however topics and activities for each class are subject to change. A more detailed schedule will be sent out to registered students as the start date approaches.
Lunch - Students should bring a sack lunch and refillable water bottle to each class.
Field Trips – Carpooling is suggested.
We recommend that you not wear perfume/cologne or use perfumed soap/body lotion before going out in the field. This may attract more unwanted buzzing invertebrates known as mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems), flies
and bees. Be prepared to get wet. Please bring a towel, change of clothes, close-toe shoes, sunscreen, bugspray, water bottle and a sense of adventure!
- You cannot miss more than 4.5 hours (20% of the 40 contact hours). This is a FMNP policy and cannot be modified by the Instructor.
- To receive certification, the 4.5 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 4.5 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.