Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Shhh, and watch your step! Join Sensing Nature wildlife biologist Jeanne Murphy and ecologist Brian Lane to learn about Florida wildlife, their footfalls and other clues of their presence. Begin inside, discovering how to know if wildlife is present through tracks, scats and signs. Then learn how naturalists and biologists use plaster casts to preserve evidence of wildlife tracks – you can even create a plaster animal track cast of your own to take home. While the casts cure, venture outside for a short walk to become acquainted with some of Florida’s wildlife and their associated animal clues left behind.
Closed-toe shoes required for outdoor walk; dress appropriately for the weather; bring bug spray if desired. Rainy Day? Instead of a short outdoor walk, we will test your wildlife skills with an indoor, Track-a-mania challenge! Program is for families and adults; bring a parent, grandparent, or a friend!
Jeanne Murphy and Brian Lane
As professional biologists and environmental educators with Sensing Nature, Jeanne Murphy and Brian Lane share their intense appreciation and understanding of the natural world while providing interactive workshops for educators and families, instructing the UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program, guiding ethical ecotours, connecting youth with nature during experiential field trips, and authoring educational materials. Their knowledge and passion about natural systems encourages others to explore the exciting lure of our diverse ecosystems, flora and fauna while instilling the knowledge that we can all make a positive difference in tomorrow’s environmental successes.
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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.
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