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WILDLIFE & INVASIVE SPECIES EDUCATION ("W.I.S.E.") - 2020

UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
W.I.S.E - 2 days - February 11 & 12, 2020; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday
This ticket includes lunch, provided by UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, for February 11 and 12. Lunch tickets will be issued at registration.
168 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 $45.00 $0.00
W.I.S.E - 1 day - February 11, 2020; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This ticket includes lunch, provided by UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension, for February 11. A lunch ticket will be issued at registration.
96 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 $25.00 $0.00
W.I.S.E. - 1 day - February 12, 2020; 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This ticket includes lunch, provided by UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension, for February 12. A lunch ticket will be issued at registration.
99 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 $25.00 $0.00
FIELD TRIP - February 13, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Dade Battlefield (W.I.S.E. TICKET REQUIRED - attendance limited to the first 25 to sign up) 20 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 Free $0.00
FIELD TRIP - February 13, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Florida Bass Conservation Center/Hatchery (W.I.S.E. TICKET REQUIRED - attendance limited to the first 25 to sign up) 18 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 Free $0.00
FIELD TRIP - February 13, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Chinsegut National Wildlife Refuge (W.I.S.E. TICKET REQUIRED - attendance limited to the first 25 to sign up) 14 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 Free $0.00
FIELD TRIP - February 13, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Half Moon WMA (W.I.S.E. TICKET REQUIRED - attendance limited to the first 25 to sign up) 19 Tickets Feb 4, 2020 Free $0.00

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Event Details

W.I.S.E. provides continuing education for Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and other advocates promoting native wildlife and the control of invasive species in Florida. 

-      Expert speakers from UF/IFAS and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 

-      Free educational materials (posters, FFL guides) limited supply; distributed on a first come first served basis

-      Catered lunch through Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill  

-      Educational Booths (UF/IFAS Extension, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalist, Nature Coast CISMA and more!

-      UF/IFAS Bookstore

-      Snacks including coffee and water

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR (cash or check only) ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT FOR $25.00 PER DAY FOR FEBRUARY 11 AND FEBRUARY 12. TICKETS PURCHASED AT THE DOOR DO NOT INCLUDE LUNCH.

Agenda

Day 1: February 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.      On-Site Registration

8:45 a.m.      Welcome – Jim E. Davis (UF/IFAS Extension Director Sumter & Hernando Counties)

9:00 a.m.      Landscaping for Wildlife – Brooke Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Commercial   Horticulture/Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent III

10:00 a.m.    Break (Visit Booths and IFAS Bookstore)

10:30 a.m.    Horseshoe Crabs - Brittany Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County Sea Grant/Marine Science Agent II

11:00 a.m.    Venomous Snakes -Dr. Steve Johnson, UF/IFAS Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

12:00 p.m.   Lunch (Lunch available through Eventbrite registration)

1:00 p.m.     Nature Coast CISMA Update 

1:15 p.m.     Pollinators –Dr. Jaret Daniels, UF/IFAS Associate Professor, Department of Entomology

2:15 p.m.     Break (Visit Booths and IFAS Bookstore)

2:30 p.m.     The Florida Black Bear – Mike Orlando, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

3:30 p.m.     Living with Panthers, Ashlee O'Connor, Panther Outreach Specialist

                        Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

4:30 p.m.     W.I.S.E. Adjourns  

Day 2: February 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.      On-Site Registration

8:45 a.m.      Eye of the beholder: The Recovery of Florida's Native Goliath Grouper, Dr. Angela Collines, UF/IFAS Extension /Florida Sea Grant Multi-County Agent II 

9:30 a.m.      Fish on the Loose– Dr. Jeff Hill, UF/IFAS Extension, Associate Professor Non-Native Species and Aquaculture, UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

10:30 a.m.    Break (Visit Booths and IFAS Bookstore)

11:00 a.m.    Techniques for Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife, Maxine Hunter, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Residential Horticulture Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator 

12:00 p.m.   Lunch - (Lunch available through Eventbrite registration)

1:00 p.m.     Gopher Tortoises - Krista Stump, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County Natural Resources Agent

1:45 p.m.     Break (Visit Booths and IFAS Bookstore)

2:00 p.m.     The Biology and Management of Hydrilla in Florida Lakes - Dr. James Leary, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants 

3:00 p.m.     Techniques for Managing Invasive Plants, Dr. Stephen Enloe, Associate Professor, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants 

4:00 p.m.     W.I.S.E. Adjourns

Day 3: February 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Optional Field Trips) 

Field Trips – Space is Limited; Filled on a First Come First Served Basis; W.I.S.E. attendees only; indicate your choice under “Tickets” . 

1.       Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (limited to 25). For more information, click on this link: http://dadebattlefield.com

2.       Florida Bass Conservation Center/Hatchery (limited to 25). For more information, click on this link: http://myfwc.com/conservation/freshwater/fbcc/. Guide: Mr. Rick Stout, Director Florida Bass Conservaton Commission 

3.       Chinsegut National Wildlife Refuge (limited to 25). For more information, click on this link: http://myfwc.com/chinsegut/. Guide: Brittany Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County 

4.        Baird Tract, Richloam (limited to 25). Guide: Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter and Hernando Counties

FAQs

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the field trips?

Once registration closes, field trip participants will receive instructions on where to meet and park

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Jim Davis at dvisshdn@ufl.edu with subject line WISE 2020

Have questions about WILDLIFE & INVASIVE SPECIES EDUCATION ("W.I.S.E.") - 2020? Contact UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

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UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension
7620 SR 471
Suite 2
Bushnell, FL 33513

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM (EST)


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UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Sumter County Extension is a federal, state and local partnership that provides research-based information from the University of Florida to the citizens of Sumter County and beyond. We hope that you will contact us for solutions to any questions you may have in the areas of agriculture, lawns and gardens, nutrition and wellness, financial management, natural resources, livestock,community development and youth development (4-H).   Call us at (352) 569-6862 or visit our website at http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sumter

 

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