Duval County

January 9-11, 2019
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list
(Course Code: S19-01)

Classroom Facility Information

North Florida Land Trust Milam House
11994 Houston Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Instructors Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Carol Wyninger, Duval County Extension
Associate: Emily Dunn
Guest Speaker:Carolyn Dehlinger
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Duval County
Phone: 904-220-0232 (Carol)
Email: wyninger@comcast.net

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  Topic: Biological Diversity
8:30am - 10:00am Welcome, Introductions, Course overview, Pretest, Presentations
10:00am - 11:30am Biological Diversity Presentation: Carolyn
11:30am - 12:30pm

Case studies, Discussion, Questions

Working lunch
12:30pm - 1:00pm Travel to field trip site
1:00pm - 4:30pm Field Trip to Pumpkin Hill State Park  
Benefits of fire in ecosystems, conservation issues in rare habitats: Emily & Carol
4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap-up, Questions

Day 2 Thursday, January 10, 2019
  Topic: Ecosystem Integrity
8:30am - 11:00am Ecosystem Integrity Presentation: Carol
11:00am - 12:30pm

Eco System Services presentation: North Florida Land Trust
Case studies, Questions, Discussion

Working lunch
12:30pm - 1:00pm Travel to field trip site
1:00pm - 4:30pm Field Trip to Bogey Creek Preserve and Black Hammock Preservation Priority Area
Ecosystem services, local conservation strategies: Carol & State Park Rangers
4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap- up, Questions

Day 3 Friday, January 11, 2019
  Topic: Conservation Strategies
8:30am - 11:00am Conservation Strategies Presentation: Emily
11:00am - 12:30pm

Case studies, Questions, Discussion

Working Lunch
12:30pm - 1:00pm Travel to field trip site
1:00pm - 4:30pm Field Trip Jacksonville Zoo - International plant and animal conservation programs Carol and Jacksonville Zoo Curators
4:30pm - 5:00pm Post-test, Evaluation, Graduation


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.

To become certified in Conservation Science, you cannot miss any class or workshop sessions. Workshop activities will be outside in various habitats.

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