Tuesday, December 4, 2007

FMNP uplands module at Camp Bayou

Just wanted to give an advanced notice that the next FMNP class at Camp Bayou will be the Uplands module beginning on Feb 2, 2008. The official booking was just sent in so it should be online, ready for registrations by the end of the week (?). The schedule will be as follows:

Florida Master Naturalist Program
Uplands Module at Camp Bayou
Syllabus- February 2- March 1, 2008
Saturday February 2, 2008; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Discussion: background, goals, requirements, final project
Video: Upland Habitats and Modern Society
Presentations: Ecology; Interpretation, Environmental Ethics, Mammals
Activity- browse notebook for article of interest
Lunch (bring your own)
Speaking practice- note page of article & why it drew your attention
Orientation walk through Camp Bayou trails, introduction and
assignment of trail sections for practicum activity on March 1.
Saturday, February 9; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Video: Florida's Scrub, Dry Prairie and Rangelands
Presentations: Scrub, Prairie, Range; Birds 1 & 2
Lunch (bring your own)
Field trip- Scrub walk
Interpretive practice/ activities- pick something that you encountered during this trip to speak about next week
Saturday, February 16; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Presentations- Pineland Communities; Herps
Video: Florida's Pine Habitats
Speaking practice-
Lunch (bring your own)
Due: Final project ideas draft- discussion
Field trip: Pine walk
Interpretive practice/ activities- pick an issue/concern that you encountered during this trip and how it relates to your final project
Saturday, February 23; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Presentations: Upland Hardwood Forests; Inverts 1 & 2
Video: Florida's Hardwood Forests
Speaking practice- issue or concern from last week's trip as it relates to final project
Lunch (bring your own)
Due: Written outline of Final Project
Field trip: Hardwood walk
Work on interpretive tour practicum for your section of trail to be ready for next week.
Saturday, March 1; 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Interpretive practicum- Be a tour guide for your assigned section of Camp Bayou trail
Lunch (bring your own)
Final projects presentations

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