Sarasota County

July 13 - September 1, 2020 (100% online)
Course full. Contact Instructor for waitlist.
(Course Code: cs20-12)


Instructor Information

Associate and Point of Contact: Kiley Gray, Public Programs Coordinator
Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Phone: 941-388-4441 ext 515
Email: kgray@mote.org
Website: mote.org

Lead: Jason Robertshaw, Education Manager



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Monday, July 13, 2020 (Online)
9:00am – 11:00am Live online via Zoom
-Welcome, getting comfortable with Zoom, tech check (60 mins)
-Icebreakers, getting to know you (60 mins)



Day 2 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (Online)
9:00am – 10:30am Live online via Zoom

    -Welcome, Zoom review (30 mins)
    -Course overview, group project expectations, student interpretative practice guidelines (30 mins)
    -Pre-test (30 mins)

10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:15pm - Presentation: Interpretation of Coastal Systems (60 mins with break). Includes interactive activity: Using Zoom breakout rooms
-“Interpret This”
(30 mins)
ON YOUR OWN ­ Instructions and online links provided by email
­ Please complete before next live Zoom session
95 minutes
  1. Watch Coastal Systems & Modern Human Society video (30 mins)
  2. Complete reflection activity (15 mins)
  3. Brainstorm group project ideas (30 mins)
  4. Prep for interpretative practice (20 mins)


Day 3 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (Online)
9:00am – 11:30am Live online via Zoom
- Review and discussion of video reflection activity (45 mins)
- Student Interpretive Practice assignment (45 mins; 6 students)
- Presentation: Coastal Systems Ecology (60 min with break)
11:30am – 12:45pm

- Student Interpretive Practice assignment (45 min; 6 students)
- Review group project ideas, form groups: using Zoom breakout rooms (30 mins)

ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
45 minutes
  1. Watch Beach and Dune Systems video  (30 mins)
  2. Do reflection activity (15 mins)
Optional: Virtually meet with group to work on project


Day 4 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (Online)
9:00am - 12:15pm

 

Live online via Zoom
-
Review reflection activity (45 mins)
- Presentation: Marine and Estuarine Habitats (60 mins with break)
- Presentation: Coastal Uplands Habitats (60 mins with break)
- Guided virtual tour of habitats (30 mins)

ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
225 minutes
  1. Watch Nearshore Environment video (30 mins)
  2. Do video reflection activity (15 mins)
  3. Field experience: Estuarine habitats (180 minutes)
Optional: Virtually meet with group to work on project



Day 5 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (Online)
9:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
- Review video and field experiences (60 mins)
- Presentation: Invertebrates l (60 mins with break)
- Presentation: Invertebrates ll (60 mins with break)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
30 minutes
  1. Watch Estuarine Environment video (30 mins)
Optional: Virtually meet with group to work on project


Day 6 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Online)
9:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Review Estuarine Environment video (30 mins)
  • Guided virtual tour of Mote Aquarium fish and reptile exhibits (30 mins)
  • Presentation: Fish (60 mins with break and activity)
  • Presentation: Reptiles and Amphibians (Herptiles) (60 mins with break)
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
195 minutes
  1. Watch Mote Education produced videos (15 minutes)
  2. Field Experience: Beach, dune or maritime forest (180 minutes)
Optional: Virtually meet with group to work on project



Day 7 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (Online)
9:00am – 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Review/discuss assigned videos and field experience (60 mins)
  • Presentation: Coastal Waterbirds (60 mins with break and activity)
  • Presentation: General Birds in Coastal Systems (60 mins with break)
12:00pm - 2:00pm

OPTIONAL: Group project help sessions

“Office hours” with instructor-discuss concerns, logistics or advice needed
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
180 minutes
  1. Field experience: Nearshore environments (180 minutes)



Day 8 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (Online)
9:00am - 12:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Review field experience (60 mins)
  • Presentation: Mammals in Coastal and Marine Areas
    (60 mins with break and activity)
  • Presentation: Ethics in Environmental Education and Eco-Heritage Tourism
    (60 mins with break)
12:00pm - 2:00pm

OPTIONAL: Group project help sessions

“Office hours” with instructor-discuss concerns, logistics or advice needed
ON YOUR OWN ­Instructions and online links provided by email
­Please complete before posted deadlines
  Virtually practice group project presentations



Day 9 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (Online)
9:00am - 11:30am Live online via Zoom
- Group project presentations (with breaks)
11:30am - 12:30pm - Course wrap up, discussions (15 mins)
- Post-test and course evaluation (45 mins)


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 computer (https://zoom.us/)
• An internet connection suitable for live streaming (wired or wireless)
• Speakers and a microphone (or headset)
• Web camera

On Your Own describes required course activities you are expected to complete on your own prior to the next Live Online Meeting time. The instructor will provide instructions and links to resources via email to registered participants.


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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