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Sample Course Agenda

Below is a sample agenda for the Insect and Herpetology class conducted in Spring 2021. This was a COVID-era class, which means lectures were presented via Zoom in the morning, and outside field work occurred in the afternoon.  Normally,  a class will meet in-person for morning lectures in a location near the field work.

8:30 – 8:45Class Announcements, Mini-Interpretations
8:45 – 10:15Insects presentation by Val Bugh   
10:15 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:00Herpetology presentation by Bill Brooks
12:00-1:15Lunch at home, travel to Nature Conservancy Barton Creek Habitat Preserve, Resaca Blvd South ,about 11701 Bee Caves Road (FM 2244)
1:15-1:30Assemble at pavilion, sign releases, Introduction to TNC Barton Creek Habitat Preserve
1:30-2:201st field activity (50 min.) starts at 1:30.  Class divides into four groups of 8 people; two groups do herps, two groups do insects then switch after 2:20 break. 
2:20-2:30Break
2:30-3:202nd field activity (50 min.) starts (trade groups, Insect groups are now herp, etc)
3:20-3:30Voluntary sharing of field observations and wrap up

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