February 7-28, 2020
Full - Contact Instructor for wait list
(Course Code: S20-04)
Classroom Facilities Information
Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship: Gathering Room
1907 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC)
155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351
Tall Timbers Research Station: Education Center
13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312
Lead and Point of Contact: Rosalyn Kilcollins, Consultant
Organization: Rosalyn F. Kilcollins Consulting
Assistant: Karen Rose
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Friday, February 7, 2020 (Gathering Room)|
|Biological Diversity: To increase understanding of the role that biodiversity plays in conservation science|
|9:00am - 10:15am||Welcome to FMNP Conservation Science
|10:15am - 1:00pm||
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Fire & Biodiversity Activity (Guest Speaker)|
|Day 2||Friday, February 14, 2020 (Gathering Room)|
|Ecosystem Integrity: To increase understanding of the factors that sustain or threaten ecosystem integrity|
|9:00am - 10:00am||
||10:00am - 12:30pm||
||12:30pm - 4:30pm||
Afternoon Field Trip – Lake Elberta and Lake Henrietta Parks
|Day 3||Friday, February 21, 2020 (NFREC)|
|Conservation Strategies: To increase understanding of strategies and approaches used to conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem integrity|
|9:00am - 11:45am||
|11:45am - 12:15pm||Lunch (must bring your own)|
|12:15pm - 4:30pm||Afternoon Field Trip – Spring Canyon
Guest Field Trip Leaders: Helen Roth & Annie Schmidt
|Day 4||Friday, February 28, 2020 (Tall Timbers)|
|9:00am - 9:30am||Introduction to Tall Timbers Research Station|
|9:30am - 3:00pm||Field Trip – Tall Timbers Research Station
Guest Field Trip Leader - Brian Wiebler, Red Hills Outreach & Education Coordinator
|3:00pm - 4:30pm||Review, Post-test, Evaluations, Graduation|
- Contact Lead Instructor) if you will not make it to a class or will be late: Roztally@embarqmail.com
or 850-570-8889 (Call/text)
- Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to check email for field information the day prior to each class.
- Approximate times and the order of class topics may change. Student must monitor email for class information the day before each session.
- Transportation is not included (except as may be provided at a field site). Carpooling is encouraged.
- Course time schedule does not include your travel time before or after class and when class ends in the field or at a different location.
- Must bring lunch and water bottle for each class—there is no time or convenient locations to buy food.
- You cannot miss more than 4.75 hours (20% of the total course hours) and still become certified.
- To receive your certificate, the time and material, which exceeds 4.75 hours, must be made-up (by completing an assignment of equivalent time and content) with an instructor’s approval before the material is missed and after the material is made-up.
- If you miss more than 4.75 hours, the University of Florida will not certify you as a naturalist, but please keep coming to as many classes as possible…this is your class.
• Wear close-toed, sturdy shoes comfortable for walking
• Bring water, rain poncho, hat, lightweight long-sleeve shirt, insect repellent, sunscreen
• Don’t wear perfume or cologne or use perfumed soap or body lotion before going out in the field as these may attract unwanted buzzing invertebrates such as mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems) and flies. Use herbal insect repellent, or use repellents with DEET on clothing and herbal insect repellents on skin.
• Optional: binoculars, field guides, camera