Friday, March 28, 2008

Vultures 4/5; Herptiles ID & Ecology 4/11--Brooker Creek Preserve EE Center

Brooker Creek Preserve Program Highlights (North Pinellas County)
Vulture Exhibit Grand Opening
Saturday, April 5, 2008   9:00am – 4:00pm
Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center Staff
What do you know about vultures?  They are the subjects of a new exhibit at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center.  Join us to celebrate this new exhibit and visit the grand re-opening of the Discovering Nature Store for refreshments.  Please call for more information about the day's events.  Admission: Free. Call 727-453-6800 to register.  Recommended for families with children 10 and older.
Adult Ecology Workshop:    Small Herptiles: Identification and Ecology
Friday, April 11, 2008  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rick Lavoy, Education Coordinator – Archbold Biological Station
The Adult Ecology Workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore focused topics in natural history under the guidance of an experienced professional. Hands-on field and laboratory investigations teach ecology, use of taxonomic keys, and techniques. The workshop will present college-level instruction and is designed to accommodate participants with a broad range of experience.  Amateur herpetologists are welcome, as are those wanting to improve their current skills. 
This workshop is an introduction to the ecology of small reptiles/amphibians and how to identify them.  After an introduction to the natural history and diversity of this group of animals, the late morning and early afternoon will be spent in the field collecting specimens from the Preserve.  Admission:  $ 40.00 per person ($30 – Member of the FOBCP). Pay by either check or Visa credit card. Call 727-453-6800 to register. Recommended for Adults.  Space is limited to 25 participants.

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