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Instructions


This module will give you an idea of how our training is delivered at ExtensionU. The instructions delivered here will help you have the best experience using our modules.

Cost: free

Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation courses focus on conservation and management of Florida’s native wildlife (and their habitats) and management of non-native wildlife.

Florida 4-H: Overnight Chaperone Training

The Florida 4-H Overnight Chaperone Certification Training was developed in 2009 and implemention started in 2010. In 2013, those certified in 2010 will need to be re-certified.

Requirements:

• 21 years of age  

• Completed and passed screening/background check  

• Received recommendation of your county 4-H agent

• Complete and pass face-to-face and on-line training

• Handout: Florida 4-H Chaperone Guidebook

Process:

1. Complete a Volunteer Leader Application & Screening

2. Attend Section I & II with a 4-H agent or trained volunteer;

3. Complete the Chaperone Survey (Precourse) before attending the class

4. Complete Section III, IV, V, and VI on-line

5. Complete the Certification Test and Chaperone Survey (Postcourse)

Acceptance:

• If you pass your certification test (80% or higher), see your county 4-H agent for your certificate.

  • If you should get a score of less than 80%, see you county 4-H agent.

 

Certification is good for 3 years (Sample Certificate)

You may elect to be in a State pool of chaperones for various state event

• If you do not pass, see your county 4-H agent for instructions on re-taking the course.

 

Handouts:

A complete copy of all the handouts for the course is located at

http://florida4h.org go to VOLUNTEERS then CHAPERONE CERTIFICATION

This set includes the following modules:

Section III: 4-H Events, Section IV: Ages & Stages of Youth Development, Section V: Behavior Management, Conflict Resolution, Section VI: Health, Medical, and Safety

Cost: free
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Additional Modules


Sampling for Insects


Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

In this module, the participant will learn how to collect insects for identification and how to preserve insects. The participant will also learn the “do’s” and “don't's” of collecting insects.

Completion Time: 8-10 minutes
Cost: free

Sampling for Diseases


Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

In this module, the participant will learn how to collect samples of plants for disease analysis. The “do’s” and “don’ts” of collecting plant samples will be discussed including the proper collection techniques and where to send samples.

Completion Time: 8-10 minutes
Cost: free

Sampling for Nematodes


Dr. Billy Crow
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

In this module, the participant will learn how nematodes affect turf and ornamentals and how to sample for nematodes. Proper sample handling will also be discussed.

Completion Time: 8-10 minutes
Cost: free

How to Use the FYN Plant List


Multiple UF/IFAS Authors
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

By the end of this module, the participant will be able to use the FYN Florida-friendly plant list. Plan list symbols will be identified and steps to choose plants will be discussed.

Completion Time: 8-10 minutes
Cost: free

General Safety


Mary Beth Henry
UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension

Safety is an important part of the professional conduct of any landscape maintenance company. Safety is a serious consideration in the landscape maintenance field, and this module will cover some general safety considerations, with links and resources to tailor the safety program to the company.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: free

Soil Sampling and Testing


Dr. Amy Shober
UF/IFAS Soil & Water Science Department

By the end of this module, the participant will learn how to take a soil sample and how to have your soil tested for plant nutrients and pH.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: free

The Nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping Principles


Multiple UF/IFAS authors

Landscaping the Florida-friendly way means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future.

Completion Time: 20-30 minutes
Cost: free

Irrigation Myth Busters


Dr. Michael D. Dukes
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

In this module, the participant will learn about Florida irrigation myths.

Completion Time: 5-10 minutes
Cost: free

Irrigation Components


Dr. Michael D. Dukes
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

This module teaches a participant how to recognize the basic anatomy of irrigation by comparing the components to body parts: Brain is the controller; heart is the valve; fingers/ toes are the sprinklers. This fun tutorial will quickly raise your level of understanding about how irrigation systems function.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: free
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