St Johns/Flagler County
May 9-25, 2019
Registration closes at 10:00am on May 6, 2019
(Course Code: us19-07)
Classroom Facility Information
University of Florida Whitney Laboratory
Center for Marine Studies: Lohman Auditorium
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080-8610
Lead: Danny Lippi, Advanced Tree Care, Inc.
Associate: Joe Woodbury
Assistant and Point of Contact: Eric Ziecheck, Manager/Stewardship and Education Coordinator
Organization: Ripple Effect EcoTours
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)|
|5:30pm - 6:45pm||Introductions, Pre-tests, Paperwork|
|6:45pm - 7:45pm||Classroom Presentation - Uplands Ecology|
|8:00pm - 9:00pm||Classroom Presentation - Pinelands Communities|
|Day 2||Thursday, May 9, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)|
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Classroom Presentation - Hardwood Forests|
|6:30pm - 7:15pm||FMNP Video 1: Pine Habitat|
|7:30pm - 8:30pm||Classroom Presentation-Scrub, Dry Prairie, Range|
|8:30pm - 8:45pm||Student Interpretation|
|8:45pm - 9:00pm||Group Presentation Intro|
|Day 3||Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Field Trips)|
|9:30am - 12:30pm||Field Trip 1: Florida Agricultural Museum for Pine Habitats|
|12:30pm - 1:00pm||Working Lunch at Parks, pack a picnic and Guest Speaker Option|
|1:0pm - 1:30pm||Student Interp time for Pine Habitat and Hardwood Forests|
|1:30pm - 4:30pm||Field Trip 2: Princess Place Preserve for Scrub, Prairie, and Range
Groups Organized prior to departure and Exchange contact info
|Day 4||Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)|
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Classroom Presentations - Invertebrates 1|
|6:30pm - 6:40pm||Break|
|6:40pm - 7:40pm||Classroom Presentations - Invertebrates 2|
|7:45pm - 8:15pm||FMNP Video 2: Hardwood Forests|
|8:30pm - 9:00pm||Group Project Time|
|Day 5||Thursday, May 16, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)|
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Classroom Presentation - Upland Herpetofauna|
|6:30pm -7:00pm||Begin Birds|
|7:00pm - 7:15pm||Break|
|7:15pm - 8:30pm||Continue Birds 1 (completed) and 2 majority covered|
|8:30pm - 9:00pm||Groups and Interpretation|
|Day 6||Saturday, May 18, 2019 (Faver-Dykes State Park )
|10:00am - 1:00pm||Field Trip 3 Faver Dykes State Park: Harwood Forests|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Lunch on own|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||Start Interpretation with Joe Woodbury - Upland Systems|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||Student Interp: Hardwood Forests and Group Time|
|3:30pm - 4:00pm||Outdoor Classroom Presentation Birds Completed|
|Day 7||Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Bird Wrap Up|
|6:30pm -7:15pm||Classroom Presentation-Interpretation completed|
|7:30pm - 8:30pm||Classroom Presentation Upland Mammals|
|8:30pm - 9:00pm||Group Projects time|
|Day 8||Thursday, May 23, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)|
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Classroom Presentation Ethics|
|6:30pm -7:15pm||FMNP Video 3: Scrub, Dry Prairie, Range|
|7:30pm - 8:00pm||Wrap Up and Review|
|8:00pm - 9:00pm||Group Projects Wrapped Up for presentations Saturday
Note: Parking Only Allowed at Marina due to an event.
|Day 9||Saturday, May 25, 2019 (UF Whitney Lab)|
|10:00am - 10:15am||Final Day Overview|
|10:15am - 11:00am||FMNP Video 4: Upland Systems and Modern Human Society|
|11:15am - 11:45am||Field Trip, Walk to River to Sea if time allows Hardwood Forests continued|
|12:00pm -12:30pm||Post Test|
|12:30pm - 4:00pm||Pot Luck with Final Projects Presentations and Graduation Party!|
Classroom Presentations: “Classroom” means we are at the UF Lohman Auditorium 2nd floor 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. Transportation and lunches are not included. Carpooling suggested.
Course Time Schedule does not include travel time required to drive to meeting locations.
- 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.
- If you exceed more than 8 hours, you must make up the exceeded time by completing an assignment of equal time and content. Approval of the Instructor is required.
- 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.
- Course 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.
- 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.