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Exotic Species Day
Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Join natural resource manager Brian Pavlina, graduate student Tessie Offner, environmental scientist, Cynthia Grizzle and natural resources agent, Lara Miller as they discuss plant and animal species that have invaded the Tampa Bay area...otherwise known as exotic species. There will be live animals and plants on display. Following the in-class session, there will be an optional physical removal of invasive exotic plants around the Education Center buildings. If you would like to participate, please bring your garden gloves, hat, bug spray, water and a snack. We are going to get our hands dirty!
The days events:
9:00am-9:45 Exotic Animals – Brian Pavlina
10:00-10:45 Tegu Research in Hillsborough County - Tessie Offner
11:00-11:45 Invasive Plant Identification – Cynthia Grizzle
11:45-12:00 Snack Break
12:00-1:00 Exotic Plant Removal - Lara Miller
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.