Taylor County

August 9-25, 2022
Registration closes at Noon on August 3, 2022
(Course Code: cs22-10)


In-Person Class Facility

UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County Office
203 Forest Park Dr. Perry, FL 32348



Instructors Information

Lead and Point of Contact: Victor Blanco, Marine Extension Agent
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County
Phone: 850-838-3508
Email: victorblancomar@ufl.edu
Website: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/taylor

Leads: Lisa Strange, Ag and Natural Resources Agent and
Rosalyn Kilcollins, Rosalyn Kilcollins Consulting


The course format is in-person.

Tentative Course Agenda (revised 7-15-22)

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The course format is in-person.


Course Guidelines

Covid-19 safety precautions

TIn light of the latest CDC updates and guidance from UF health experts, we no longer require masks during in-person FMNP activities but welcome masks for those who wish to wear them and voice support for those who do.

Classroom Presentations

“Classroom” means we are at Taylor County Extension Office (203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, FL 32348) unless otherwise instructed. In the classroom, it might be very warm or very cool—please, dress accordingly.

Field Trip Locations & Times

May change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Lunches are not included. Carpooling suggested. Extension Office might have a 12 seats van available for transporting to and from field sites. .

Course Time Schedule

Does not include travel time required to drive to meeting locations.

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.
Student Carpooling is suggested and is up to students to arrange.
Flexible Schedule - Agenda Details are Subject to Change
  • 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.
  • ourse time schedule does not include your travel time (except between AM & PM classes).
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 classroom.

Cell Phones

They are fine to use outside of class. Please don’t allow them to ring during classroom sessions or on field trips. Talk on the gadgets during break time, lunchtime, before and after class. Violators have to bring snacks to the hungry class the next day.

Field Trips
  • Water is Required to be Carried with You – No Exceptions.
  • Bring: water, snacks, field ID books, notepad and pen, binoculars, insect repellent, towels and a change of clothes (spare shoes/socks/pants/shirt).
  • Don’t wear perfume/cologne or use perfumed soap/body lotion before going out in the field. This may attract more unwanted buzzing invertebrates known as mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems) and flies.
  • There are insects (including mosquitoes), spiders, and snakes outdoors. Hopefully, we will see many of these beautiful creatures. Always watch where you are putting your hands and feet. Use your brain before your body.
  • Required: Always Wear Close-toed Shoes. The field trails are not always level or easy to travel; some plants have thorns; there may be poison ivy; fire ants, etc. Open-toed shoes are not acceptable to be worn in the field.
  • Be aware that typically you will be experiencing a variety of environments. For your comfort, always bring a spare change of clothes.
  • Wear: layered clothes, long sleeves and pants, hiking boots or appropriate foot wear for the day’s field trip, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent (especially on feet/legs).
  • It might be very hot on our field trips—please, dress accordingly.

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