Audubon Field Academy - The Summer Sessions - day 1

Date: Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Category: Program

Sign-up/RSVP here (below modules/course descriptions) for the accelerated Audubon Field Academy Summer Sessions.  The number of participants for the program is limited to ensure the best experience, so sign-up now to secure your spot!
 
Audubon Field Academy - The Summer Sessions
Modules *1-8
  • Saturday, July 14th & Sunday, June 15th / *Modules 1-4
  • 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Kimbell Education Center @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park
  • 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, Florida
  • Instructors: Eva Ries & John Nelson
  • Saturday, July 28th, & Sunday, July 29th / *Modules 5-8
  • 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Kimbell Education Center @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park
  • 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, Florida
  • Instructors: Eva Ries & John Nelson
 
All 8 modules will be covered in these two weekends (the program is usually scheduled over the course of 2 years). Participants will receive a Birding Naturalist Certificate at the conclusion of the sessions.
 
Field Academy course fee: $99.00 for materials.
 
---MODULES/COURSE DESCRIPTION:
 
*MODULES 1-4 at the Kimbell Ed. Center / Jonathan Dickinson State Park
 
Sat., July 14:
  • Module 1 – Florida’s Habitats
  • Module 2 – Birding ID by Sight and Sound
 
Sun., July 15:
  • Module 3 - Wading and Water Birds
  • Module 4 – Climate Change and its Effects on Birds of North America
 
*MODULES 5-8 - at the Kimbell Ed. Center / Jonathan Dickinson State Park 
 
Sat., July 28th:
  • Module 5 – Shorebirds and Seabirds
  • Module 6 – Songbirds and Woodpeckers
Sun., July 29:
  • Module 7 – Raptors
  • Module 8 – Understanding Migrations & Bird Monitoring
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Registrants will be contacted before the course to review program outline and potential field trip locations.
 
Get started increasing your birding knowledge with expert guidance from our Florida Master Naturalists during these Audubon Field Academy Summer Sessions.
 
At the end of the sessions, you’ll be better prepared for your birding adventures.
 
You will have a better understanding of avian families, tricky bird IDs, and will be introduced to citizen science (bird monitoring) activities. You will sharpen your birding skills by better understanding bird behavior and migrant bird ecology -- along with increasing your knowledge of the diverse Florida habitats.
 
Instructor bios:
Eva Ries is the president of the St. Lucie Audubon Society, and a board member of Audubon of Martin County. Ms. Ries is also an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida's Florida Master Naturalist Program, and an associate instructor to new student naturalists. Eva currently develops environmentally-focused educational programs for adults and children at the St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department, leading hikes and teaching classes for the Guided Nature Programs series. 
 
John Nelson is the president of the Audubon of Martin County and a board member of the St Lucie Audubon Society. Mr. Nelson is also a wildlife videographer with contributions made to National Geographic channel’s “World’s Deadliest” series and he is currently the voice of "The Audubon Moment" heard on the Florida Public Radio Network. Mr. Nelson is a certified Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida and holds a degree in anthropology from Seattle Pacific University.
 
"The Audubon Field Academy is an excellent program for beginning to intermediate birders. The number of participants for our summer sessions is limited to ensure the best experience, sign-up now to secure your spot!"
- John Nelson, AoMC President
 
 
QUESTIONS:
Call 772-288-2637 with questions and for more info.
Or email: support@audubonmartincounty.org

RSVPs for this event closed Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM.

RSVP cancellations closed Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM.

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