Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties
May 21 - June 25, 2019
Full. Contact instructor for wait list
(Course Code: cs19-09)
Classroom Facilities Information
Santa Rosa County Extension Office
6263 Dogwood Dr,, Milton, FL 32570
Florida Public Archeology Network
207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507
Escambia Rosa County Extension Office
3740 Stefani Rd., Cantonment, FL 32522
Lead and Point of Contact:Chris Verlinde, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant
Leads: Carrie Stevenson, UF/IFAS Coastal Sustainabilty Agent
Rick O'Connor, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension
Assistants: Dave Barker and Barry Bitters
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (SR Extension Office)|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Introductions, Paperwork
Student Handbook / Introduction of Final Projects
|10:00am - 10:45am||Florida’s Beach and Dune System video|
|10:45am - 11:00am||Break|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Coastal Systems Ecology PPT - Carrie|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Working Lunch
Interpretation - Chris
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||Nearshore Marine Environment video|
|1:45pm – 2:45pm||General Birds|
|Day 2||Tuesday, May 28, 2019|
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
|8:15am||Meet at Greer’s CashSaver Grocery Store Parking Lot
12255 Lillian Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32506
|8:30am - 9:30am||Travel to Weeks Bay NERR|
|10:00am - 11:30am||Weeks Bay Boat Tour|
|11:30am - 12:00pm||Lunch: bring your own|
|12:00pm – 1:30pm||Tour the NERR headquarters building and boardwalk hike|
|1:30pm – 3:00pm||Tour the Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Depart Weeks Bay and return to Greer’s|
|Day 3||Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (FL Public Archeology Network)|
|9:00am - 9:45am||Shipwrecks of Emmanuel Point,
Guest Speaker: Nicole Grinnan, M.A., RPA Public Archeologist
|9:45am - 10:45am||Marine & Estuarine Habitats PPT - Rick|
|10:45am – 11:45am||Coastal Upland Habitats PPT– Carrie|
|11:45am – 12:45pm||Working Lunch
Mammals PPT- Rick
|12:45pm||Leave for EPA Gulf Coastal Ecology Lab
(EPA requires those visiting the lab to wear close-toed shoes!)
|1:15pm – 3:00pm||EPA Lab Tour|
|3:20pm – 5:00pm||
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ft. Pickens
|Day 4||Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (Big Lagoon State Park)|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Invertebrates I PPT- Carrie|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Invertebrates II PPT- Barry|
|11:00am – 12:45pm||Field Work: mangroves, estuarine systems, fish, invertebrates, mammals, herps|
|12:45pm – 1:15pm||Lunch: bring your own|
|1:15pm – 3:45pm||Field work, coastal upland habitats, nearshore habitats, fish, invertebrates, mammals, herps, birds|
|Day 5||Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (Escambia Co. Extension Office)|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Herptiles PPT- Rick|
|10:00am - 10:45am||Coastal Systems and Modern Human Society Video|
|10:45am – 11:00am||Break|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Coastal Birds PPT– Chris|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||Working Lunch
Florida’s Estuarine Systems
|12:45pm – 1:45pm||Fish PPT - Chris|
|1:45pm – 2:00pm||Break|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||Ethics PPT- Dave|
|Day 6||Thursday, June 20, 2019 (Field Trip to Dauphin Island)|
|8:30am||Meet at Cracker Barrel (8050 Lavelle Way, Pensacola, FL 32526)|
|10:00am - 12:00pm||DISL Estuarium Tour, fish, invertebrates, coastal habitats, natural and
|12:00pm – 1:15pm||Post test, wrap-up, evaluations, Graduation
|1:15pm – 1:15pm||West End of Dauphin Island, coastal processes and habitats|
|4:00pm||Return to Cracker Barrel|
|Day 7||Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (Location TBA)|
|9:00am - 12:15pm||Student Project Presentations|
|12:15pm – 1:15pm||Pot Luck Lunch *** Bring a dish to share
Wrap up and Graduation
Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Lunches are not included. Lunches are not included. We will have vans for most of the field work, carpooling to meeting locations is encouraged.
Course Time Schedule does include travel time.
- You cannot miss more than 8 hours (20% of the 40 contact hours) This is a FMNP policy and cannot be modified by the Instructor.
- To receive certification, the 8 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 8 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.
•The schedule times listed are as close as possible, but we need you to be flexible.
•We probably will not get out early; however, we may run late. We will try to stick to the listed times, but please arrange your schedule so that the class can be flexible.
Food & Drinks! Please, absolutely no polypropylene (Styrofoam) containers—violators have to bring snacks to the hungry class the next day. Food and drinks are allowed in the classrooms and vans.
Cell Phones: Please make sure they are turned to silent during presentations and at field sites.
- Water is required to be carried with you – no exceptions.
- Bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, field equipment such as camera, binoculars, insect repellent, field ID books, notepad and pen, etc.
- The weather is unpredictable on our field trips—please, dress accordingly.