Sunday, January 25, 2015

Welcome 2015 FMNP Uplands Class

Welcome to the 2015 FMNP class at Camp Bayou!

This information is for folks registered for the FMNP Uplands module at Camp Bayou. If you did not register this time around, we conduct one module each year, right around this time of year. Feel free to browse the resources as they become available on the static pages on this blog.

The following general agenda will be followed through the next 5 Saturdays but there may be some deviations as time and conditions require. The class requires 40 contact hours so lunch is considered a working lunch. As such, we strongly suggest you bring your lunch rather than try to run out and find a local place to eat- there is no food service at Camp Bayou. There is a small refrigerator and microwave for your use and there will be coffee each morning, sometimes a snack or 2.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Daily class activity
Pretest, overview, introductions, orientation walk
Citizen science programs (optional)
Presentations and Video
Facilitator: Dolly Cummings

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Daily class activity
Invertebrate presentations and Video
Speaker: George Shambaugh, PhD, Retired Professor of Entomology, OSU
Field Trip: Little Manatee River State Park

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Daily class activity
Birding presentations and Video
Speaker: Rob Heath, Senior Ecologist, Wildlands Conservation
Field Trip: Uplands location- Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Daily class activity
Reptile & mammal presentations; and Video
Speaker: Daniel Allen, Florida Master Naturalist
Field Trip: Camp Bayou Uplands, Gopher Tortoise monitoring

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Post test, evaluations, interpretive walk, final projects
(optional celebratory canoe trip)

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