Duval County

May 23 - June 27, 2019
Registration closes at 10:00am on May 20, 2019
(Course Code: us19-08)

Classroom Facility Information

UF/IFAS Extension Duval County Office: Lecture Room
1010 McDuff Avenue North, Jacksonville, FL 32254


Instructors Information

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


Associates: Larry Figart, Urban Forestry Extension Agent
Elizabeth (Beth) Strawbridge, North Florida Land Trust
Carolyn Dehlinger, Adjunct Professor Jacksonville University
Jonathan (Jon) Johnson, Florida Forest Service Senior Forester
Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager, North Florida Land Trust
Assistant: Allan Hallman, FWC Biologist



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Thursday, May 23, 2019
8:30am - 10:00am Welcome, Introductions, Course overview, Pretest, Presentations
10:00am - 11:00am Ecology: Carol Wyninger
11:00am - 12:00pm Scrub, Prairie, Rangelands: Carolyn Dehlinger
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Interpretation: Beth Strawbridge
2:00pm - 3:00pm Video: Scrub, Dry Prairie, Rangeland
3:00pm - 4:00pm Form groups for projects, Introduce Interpretive speaking activity
4:00pm - 4:30pm Questions, wrap-up, into to field trip


Day 2 Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Julington-Durbin Preserve - Grassland, Pine habitat:
Jean Schubert, City of Jacksonville Parks Naturalist Supervisor
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/ travel to classroom
1:00pm - 2:00pm Pine Habitats: Larry Figart
2:00pm - 3:30pm Birds 1: Carol
3:30pm - 4:30pm Project time, wrap-up, questions


Day 3 Thursday, June 6, 2019
8:30am - 9:30am Herptiles: Beth
9:30am - 10:30am Video: Pine Habitats
10:30am - 12:00pm Invertebrates 1: Emily Dunn
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Birds 2: Carol
2:00pm - 3:00pm Video: Hardwood Forests
3:00pm - 4:00pm Hardwood Forests: Larry
4:00pm - 4:30pm Questions, wrap-up, intro to field trip, project time


Day 4 Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm Field Trip: Jennings State Forest- Pine flatwoods and sandhill habitats:
Jon Johnson
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/ travel to classroom
1:00pm - 2:00pm Invertebrates 2: Carolyn
2:00pm - 3:30pm Mammals: Allan Hallman
3:30pm - 4:30pm Project time, wrap-up, questions


Day 5 Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:30am - 9:30am Ethics: Emily
9:30am - 10:30am Video: Upland Systems and Modern Human Society
10:30am - 12:00pm Guest Speaker TBA
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm Student interpretive speaking activity
3:30pm - 4:30pm Project time (If needed)/activity, wrap-up, intro to field trip


Day 6 Thursday, June 27, 2019
8:30am - 12:00pm Field trip: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens- Hardwood forest, scrub, sandhill
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/ travel
1:00pm - 3:30pm Project presentations
3:30pm - 4:30pm Posttest, Evaluation, Graduation


Course Guidelines

Classroom location is the Duval County Extension Office.

Bring lunch each day in a cooler.

Complete schedule and course materials will be provided at the first class session.

Field trip locations and times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included.   

Course Time Schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes.

Attendance Policy:

  • You cannot miss more than 8 hours (20% of the 24 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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