Wakulla County

August 20 - October 16, 2020 (100% Online)
Course is FULL. Contact Instructor for waitlist.
(Course Code: cs20-13)


Instructor Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Kim Munshower
Organization: Wakulla Environmental Institute
Phone: (703) 344-1531
Email: kimmunshower@hotmail.com

Lead: Rosalyn Kilcollins, Consultant
Associates: Victor Blanco, Sea Grant Marine Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County
Mark Tancig, Horticulture Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County
Karen Rose, Master Gardener
Assistants: Peter Kleinhenz, Aucilla River Watershed Coordinator, Tall Timbers Research Station
Barb Shoplock, FSU Biology, Office of Science Teaching


Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Thursday, August 20, 2020 (Online)
6:00pm – 8:00pm Live online via Zoom
  • Welcome to FMNP Coastal Systems!
  • Course expectations and format
  • Zoom & Dropbox Tutorial
  • Icebreaker to practice Zoom skills
  • Questions and Troubleshooting
  • Student roster corrections
ON YOUR OWN Pre-test link will be provided by instructor via email.
0.5 hours Take course Pre-test



Day 2 Friday, August 21, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:45pm Instructor & Student Introductions
1:45pm - 2:45pm Coastal Ecology Presentation (pgs 1-24): Karen Rose
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm Questions, Discussion, Group Project, Assignment
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
1.5 hours
  • Download a copy of the class workbook via Dropbox and become familiar with the resource.
  • Watch Video: Beach and Dune Systems and complete reflection worksheet.


Day 3 Friday, August 28, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:20pm Breakout Room Discussion of Video
1:20pm - 2:20pm Coastal Uplands Presentation (pgs 54-78): Mark Tancig
2:20pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm Marine and Estuarine Presentation (pgs 26-52): Rosalyn Kilcollins
3:30pm - 4:00pm Questions, Discussion, Field Experience
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
3.5 hours Field Experience: Nearshore Marine Environments


Day 4 Friday, September 4, 2020 (Online)
**
Submit Group Project Proposal

Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:30pm Breakout Room Discussion of Field Experience
1:30pm - 2:30pm Mammals Presentation (pgs 244-260): Kim Munshower
2:30pm - 2:40pm Break
2:40pm - 3:40pm Coastal Waterbirds Presentation (pgs 199-223): Karen Rose
3:40pm - 4:00pm Questions, Discussion, Assignment
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
2 hours
  • Adaptive Artistry Activity (1 hour)
  • Watch Video: Estuaries and complete reflection worksheet. (1 hour)



Day 5 Friday, September 11, 2020 (Online)

Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:30pm Breakout Room Discussion of Adaptation Artistry Assignment
1:30pm - 2:30pm Ethics Presentation (pgs 283-306): Kim Munshower
2:30pm - 2:40pm Break
2:40pm - 3:40pm Herptiles Presentation (pgs 147-170): Peter Kleinhenz
3:40pm - 4:00pm Questions, Discussion, Assignment
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
2 hours Group Project Work


Day 6 Friday, September 18, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:15pm Breakout Room Discussion for Group Project Work
1:15pm - 2:30pm Saltwater Fish Presentation (pgs 172-198): Victor Blanco
2:30pm - 2:40pm Break
2:40pm - 3:40pm Interpretation Presentation (pgs 262-282): Kim Munshower
3:40pm - 4:00pm Questions, Discussion, Assignment, Field Experience
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
3.5 to 5.5 hours
  1. Field Experience: Estuaries/Interpretive Practice (3.5 hours)
  2. Work on Group Projects, as needed. (Up to 2 hours)



Day 7 Friday, September 25, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 3:00pm Student Interpretive Practices
3:00pm- 4:00pm General Birds in Coastal Systems Presentation (pgs 224-242): Karen Rose
Questions, Discussion, Assignment
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
1 to 3 hours
  1. Watch Video: Nearshore Environments and complete reflection worksheet.
    (1 hour)
  2. Work on Group Projects, as needed. (Up to 2 hours)



Day 8 Friday, October 2, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:15pm Breakout Rooms for Group Project Work Wrap-up
1:15pm - 2:15pm Student Group Project Presentations
2:15pm - 2:.25pm Break
2:25pm - 3:45pm Student Group Project Presentations
3:45pm - 4:00pm Questions, Discussion, Assignment, Field Experience
ON YOUR OWN ­Assignment instructions and online links will be provided via email
­Please complete before next live Zoom session
4.5 hours
  • Watch Video: Society and Coasts Video and complete reflection worksheet.
    (1 hour)
  • Field Experience: Beach, Dune, or Maritime Forest (3.5 hours)



Day 9 Friday, October 16, 2020 (Online)
  Live online via Zoom
1:00pm - 1:15pm Breakout Rooms for Assignment sharing
1:15pm - 3:15pm Invertebrates I and II Presentation (pgs 79-146): Barb Shoplock
3:15pm - 4:00pm Break, Post-test, Evaluations
       Post-test and Evaluation links provided by instructor via chat in Zoom.
4:00pm - 4:30pm Review Post-test, Wrap-up and Graduation


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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