Duval County

February 25 - March 14, 2019
Registration closes at 10:00am on February 19, 2019
(Course Code: cs19-03)

Classroom Facility Information

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

Instructors Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Carol Wyninger
Associates: Elizabeth Strawbridge, Emily Dunn, and Carolyn Dehlinger
Assistant: Karen Tobi
Organizations: UF/IFAS Extension Duval County
Phone: 904-220-0232
Email: wyninger@comcast.net

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Monday, February 25, 2019
8:30am - 10:00amWelcome, Introductions, Course Overview, Paperwork
10:00am - 11:00am Presentation Ecology: Carol
11:00am - 12:00pm Presentation Waterbirds: Karen
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Presentation Interpretation: Elizabeth "Beth"
2:00pm - 3:00pm Video: Beach and Dune Systems
3:00pm - 4:00pm Form groups for projects Discuss project ideas
4:00pm - 4:30pm Wrap-up, Questions, Intro to Thursday Field Trip

Day 2 Thursday, February 28, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Estuarine Habitats: Kayak Amelia, Carol
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/ Travel to Milam House
1:00pm - 2:00pm Presentation Invertebrates 1: Beth
2:00pm - 3:30pm Presentation Herptiles: Emily
3:30pm - 4:30pm Project work time, Questions, Wrap-up, Intro to Monday Field trip

Day 3 Monday, March 4, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Coastal Uplands:  Little Talbot Island State Park, Carol
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/Travel to Milam House
1:00pm - 2:00pm Presentation Coastal Uplands: Carolyn
2:00pm - 3:30pm Presentation General Birds: Karen
3:30pm - 4:30pm Project work time, Questions, Wrap-up

Day 4 Thursday, March 7, 2019
8:30am - 10:00am Presentation Invertebrates 2: Beth 
10:00am - 11:00am Video: Nearshore Environment
11:00am - 12:00pm Presentation Marine and Estuarine Systems: Carolyn
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Presentation Mammals:
2:00pm - 3:00pm Video: Estuarine Systems
3:00pm - 4:00pm Project time/ activity
4:00pm-4:30pm Wrap-up, Questions, Intro to Monday Field trip

Day 5 Monday, March 11, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm Field trip: Beach and Marine: Huguenot Park: Carol and Beth
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/ Travel to Milam House
1:00pm - 2:30pm Presentation Saltwater Fish: Beth
2:30pm - 4:30pm Interpretive Speaking

Day 6 Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:300am - 9:30am Presentation Ethics: Emily
9:30am - 10:30am Video: Coastal Systems in Modern Human Society
10:30am - 12:00pm Guest Speakers: TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch: Potluck
1:00pm - 3:30pm Final Project presentations, Paperwork, Graduation
3:30pm - 4:30pm Post-test, evaluations, graduation, module wrap-up


All presentations will be given by a certified FMNP instructor and a certified FMNP instructor will be present on all field trips.

You will receive a final course schedule and course materials on the first day of class.

The interpretive speaking is an individual student activity. Students will select a topic or engage in an experiential activity which will be the basis for a brief (5minute) talk focusing on interpretive techniques.

Group projects focus on an educational deliverable, synthesizing the module content, to present to the class.

Bring your lunch in a cooler to each class. There may be limited restaurants nearby and limited time for lunch.

Field Trip locations & times may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Course time schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes.

Missing a class or a field trip: You can miss 1 classroom session and 1 field trip session (typically the equivalent of one day, 8 hours) during the course and still receive course certification after the satisfactory completion of make-up work assigned by the instructor and completed by the last day of class.

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