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When
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Address
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr., Eastpoint, FL 32328

Phone Number
(850) 488-9453

Email
savanna.christy@myfwc.com

Wings Over Florida-Butterfly Pilot Workshop

9 am - 3 pm. 

On behalf of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), we would like to invite you to our Wings Over Florida-Butterfly pilot workshop on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) from 9 A.M.-3P.M.  No costs are associated. (Please find directions below.)

Please register through Eventbrite, the invitation has been sent in a separate email. If you have not received the Eventbrite invitation and wish to attend, please contact Savanna Christy at 850-488-9453 or savanna.christy@myfwc.com

What is Wings Over Florida? 

Wings Over Florida (WOF) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rewarding participants for their bird and butterfly listing achievements. Wings Over Florida is designed to encourage Floridians and visitors of all ages to engage in wildlife viewing and identify as conservationists, expanding their connection to nature. 

Wings Over Florida-Butterfly Workshop

This workshop is intended to provide WOF educational materials and resources for partners to share with their own classes, programs and/or audience. The goals of this workshop are to:

 

  • Introduce the Wings Over Florida program
  • Provide an overview of butterflies and their ecological importance
  • Provide lessons for butterfly basics, identification and field practices adaptable to your specific audience
  • Include a field component using best practices for environmental conservation and stewardship
  • Provide additional resources for connecting your audience to nature in new and innovative ways
  • Obtain constructive evaluations and feedback for future Wings Over Florida workshops

 **Please note, this is a pilot workshop in which FWC and FLMNH staff will be testing and evaluating methods to improve the Wings Over Florida education component. Your participation in pre and post workshop surveys will be essential for the development of this program.

Agenda:

 9:00 am              Sign-in, pre-survey

 9:15 am              Introductions, Overview, Expectations

10:00 am             Why Butterflies?

10:30 am             Butterfly Basics

11:30 am             LUNCH- Please bring your lunch

12:00 pm             In the Field

1:30 pm               Life Cycle of a Butterfly

2:00 pm               Additional Resources for Your Target Audience

2:30 pm               Wrap Up, Questions, Post-Survey

Note: Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, and dress appropriately to be inside and outside.

 *If you are unable to attend but have staff/employees/coworkers that may be interested, please have them contact Savanna Christy at savanna.christy@myfwc.com .

Facilitators:

 Savanna Christy, FWC, savanna.christy@myfwc.com 

 Anne Glick, FWC, anne.glick@myfwc.com

 Jaret Daniels, UF/FLMNH, jdaniels@flmnh.ufl.edu    

Samm Epstein, UF/FLMNH, sepstein@flmnh.ufl.edu

 

 

 

 

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