Duval County

July 20 - August 7, 2020 (online classes)
September 5 & 12 (in-person)
Course is FULL. Contact Instructor for waitlist.
(Course Code: cs20-11)


Instructor Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Carol Wyninger, Volunteer
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Duval County
Phone: 904-220-0232
Email: wyninger@comcast.net

Associates: Elizabeth (Beth) Strawbridge, Volunteer, North Florida Land Trust (NFLT)
Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design
Larry Figart, Urban Forestry Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Duval County
Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager, NFLT
Assistant: Alan Hallman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Monday, July 20, 2020 (Online)
9:00am – 9:45am Live online via Zoom
- Welcome to FMNP
- Course overview/expectations
- Introductions
- Getting comfortable with zoom
Carol Wyninger
ON YOUR OWN Both the videos and Reflection Activity 1 will be provided in separate links to be completed and turned in before the next live zoom session on July 22.
20 minutes Course Pre-test (link provided by instructor)
60 minutes Watch FMNP Video Nearshore Environment — complete Reflection Activity 1



Day 2 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
9:00am - 10:15am Ecology presentation: Carol Wyninger
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Reflection Activity 1 discussion
11:00am – 12:00pm Environmental Interpretation/ Interpretive Speaking Example: Lauren Watkins
ON YOUR OWN Links and Reflection Activity 2 will be provided separately to be completed and turned in before the next live zoom session on July 24
Approximately 1.5 hours Watch FMNP Video Estuarine Systems— complete Reflection Activity 2


Day 3 Friday, July 24, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
9:00am – 10:15am Waterbirds presentation: Carol Wyninger
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Reflection Activity 2 discussion
11:00am – 12:00pm Marine and Estuarine Systems: Beth Strawbridge
ON YOUR OWN Links and Reflection Activity 3 will be provided separately to be completed and turned in before the next live zoom session on July 27
Approximately 1.5 hours Watch FMNP Video Beach and Dune Systems— complete Reflection Activity 3


Day 4 Monday, July 27, 2020 (Online)

Live online via Zoom
9:00am – 10:15am Coastal Uplands presentation: Larry Figart
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Reflection Activity 3 discussion
11:00am – 12:00pm Invertebrates 1: Beth Strawbridge
ON YOUR OWN Links and Reflection Activity 4 will be provided separately to be completed and turned in before the next live zoom session on July 29
Approximately 1.5 hours Watch FMNP Video Coastal Systems and Modern Human Society— complete Reflection Activity 4



Day 5 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
9:00am – 10:15am General Birds: Carol Wyninger
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Reflection Activity 4 discussion
11:00am – 12:00pm Herptiles presentation: Emily Dunn
ON YOUR OWN  
Approximately 1.5 hours Develop 5-minute Interpretive Talk


Day 6 Friday, July 31, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
9:00am – 10:15am Invertebrates 2: Beth Strawbridge
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Interpretive practice questions/ help session
11:00am – 12:00pm Mammals: Alan Hallman
ON YOUR OWN  
Approximately 1.5 hours Assignment: Review journal article and write summary



Day 7 Monday, August 3, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
9:00am – 10:15am Saltwater Fish: Beth Strawbridge
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm Interpretive practice/share journal articles



Day 8 Friday, August 7, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
    9:00am – 10:15am Ethics presentation: Emily Dunn
    10:15am – 10:30am Break
    10:30am – 11:00am Instructions for Group Projects due on in-person dates, form groups
    11:00am – 11:45am Breakout room meetings with groups
    11:35am – 12:00pm Instructions for Field trips and tentative dates.
    ON YOUR OWN  
    Approximately 30 minutes Course Post-test and online course evaluation (link provided by instructor)



    Day 9 Saturday, September 5, 2020 (In-person)
    *
    tentative; subject to rescheduling
    9:00am – 12:00pm Field trip estuarine habitats – Dutton Island Preserve kayak tour
      Break: Lunch and travel on your own
    1:00pm – 4:00pm Field trip coastal uplands - Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park



    Day 10 Saturday, September 12, 2020 (In-person)
    *
    tentative; subject to rescheduling
    9:00am – 12:00pm Field trip dune/beach/marine habitats - Huguenot Park
      Break: Lunch on your own
    1:00pm – 3:00pm Group project presentations
    3:00pm – 4:00pm Conclusion and FMNP Course Evaluation


    Course Guidelines

    Live Online Meeting indicates when you are required to be online (via Zoom) at the designated time to participate in course presentations, discussions, and activities. Attendance will be taken by the instructor.

    To participate, you must have:
    • Zoom 5.0 application downloaded to their personal computer (https://zoom.us/)
    • An internet connection suitable for live streaming (wired or wireless)
    • Headset, or speakers and microphone (most laptops have this included)
    • Web camera (most laptops have this included)
    • A quiet location where you will not be disturbed

    On Your Own describes required course activities you are expected to complete on your own prior to the next Live Online Meeting time. Assignments could include sedentary activities using a computer, hands-on exercises to practice skills, and/or self-guided field explorations


    In-Person/Field Trip Locations & Times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and the status of the COVID-19 health crisis. It is the participant’s responsibility to verify meeting information. Transportation and lunches are not included. Times do not include travel time required to drive to meeting locations. Any gathering for in-person activities must be in compliance with local ordinances and follow safety guidelines including:
    1) outdoors only
    2) maintain physical distancing of >6 feet
    3) wear a mask or cloth face covering
    4) maintain group size <10 people
    5) wash hands & sanitize frequently
    6) stay home if sick or around others who may be sick.

    Attendance Policy:

    • 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.

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