March 12 - April 8, 2020
Registration closes at 10:00am on March 9, 2020
(Course Code: us20-06)
Class Facility Information
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Blair Audubon Center Classroom
375 Sanctuary Road , Naples, FL 34120
Lead: Sally Stein, Director of Public Programs
Assistants: Derek Day and Helen Day, Naturalist Educators
Organization: National Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Phone: 239-348-9151 ext. 112
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Thursday, March 12, 2020|
|7:30am - 9:00am||Welcome, Introduction, Pre-test, Course Overview, Course & Interpretive and|
Final Project Requirements
|9:00am - 10:00am||Interpretation Presentation|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Environmental Ethics Presentation|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Upland Systems Ecology Presentation|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Lunch Break|
|12:30pm - 12:45pm||Student Interpretive Practice - Planning|
|12:45pm - 1:45pm||Pineland Habitat Presentation|
|1:45pm - 2:45pm||Video: Pineland Communities|
|2:45pm - 3:30pm||Group Final Project Planning/3+ person group|
|Day 2||Wednesday, March 18, 2020|
|7:30am - 11:30am||Pinelands Habitat Field Trip
(Bring water, binoculars, comfortable close-toed hiking shoes, long pants, sun protection) meet in the classroom
at 7:30 A.M. Field trip is at Corkscrew – off boardwalk, more details will be provided on Day 1. There will also be time for student interpretive practice.
|11:30am - 12:15pm||Lunch Break/Group Final Project Work Time|
|12:15pm - 1:15pm||Video: Upland Systems & Modern Human Society|
|1:15pm - 3:30pm||Invertebrates I & II Presentations, with 15 minutes for student interpretive practice.|
|Day 3||Wednesday, March 25, 2020|
|7:30am - 8:45am||Herptofauna Presentation, with 15 minutes for student interpretive practice|
|8:45am - 9:45am||Guest Speaker – Renee Wilson, Audubon of Florida Communications Associate.
Topic: Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
|9:45am - 11:00am||Upland Birds I Presentation, with 15 minutes for student interp. practice|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Upland Birds II Presentation|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Lunch Break and Group Final Project Work Time|
|12:30pm - 1:45pm||Hardwood Forest Presentation, with 15 minutes for student interp. practice|
|1:45pm - 2:45pm||Video: Hardwood Forests|
|2:45pm - 3:30pm||Extra time for student interp. practice or final project work time, wrap up|
|Day 4||Friday, March 27, 2020|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Mammals Presentation|
|9:00am - 1:00pm||Hardwood Habitat Field Trip
(Bring: water, lunch, binoculars, long pants, close-toed shoes, sun protection
– hat, long sleeves, sunscreen, sun glasses)
Field Trip is at Corkscrew, with 15 minutes for student interp. practice
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Scrub, Dry Prairie, and Rangeland Habitat Presentation|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Scrub, Dry Prairie, and Rangeland Habitat Video|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Extra time for interpretive practice or final project work time, wrap up|
|Day 5||Monday, March 30, 2020|
|8:30am - 12:30pm||Scrub Habitat Field Trip (bring lunch and/or snacks, water,
binoculars, close-toed shoes, sun-protection) Field trip is off site at
Railhead Scrub site in Naples. 30 minutes built in for student practical
interpretive practice. Wrap up at end.
|Day 6||Wednesday, April 8, 2020|
|8:00am - 8:30am||Group Project Presentation set-up/ worktime|
|8:30am - 12:00pm||Group Final Project Presentations|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Lunch Break|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Post-test, Evaluations, Graduation!|
Note for all classes: Classroom sessions will be held at the Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Blair Audubon Center Classroom. Please bring your lunch daily. The room may be chilly so be prepared.
- 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.