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Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar
The course is devoted to defining, recognizing, restoring, and managing residential communities for biodiversity within the urban and rural matrix. Presented by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida
Florida BOARID, provider # 0008074, course #9878189, 4 CEH's, level III, HSW.
Florida BOLA provider # 0001129, course #0009090, 4 CEH's

If applying for Florida BOARID and BOLA CEH’s, one must contact Dr. Mark Hostetler ( to obtain the required documentation.
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) 4 CE hours
American Institute of Architects AIA LU|HSW|SD 4 CE Hours

Presentation materials, Pierce Jones

Land Development, Water and Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Florida, 2nd UF Water Institute Symposium
February 25, 2010, Gainesville, FL

Presentation (PDF)
Handout (PDF)

Presentation Materials - Emerging Energy Issues and Topics In-Service Training
(Social and technological issues related to energy efficiency based on current research.)

September 29, 2011
UF, Building 106, Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL

9:00 am Orientation to the Day - Barbra Larson and Craig Miller, PREC

9:05 am Research Update - Randy Cantrell, Dept. of Family, Youth and Community Sciences

9:15 am Meeting People Where They Are: Sustainability and Behavior Change - Anna Prizzia, Office of Sustainability

10:00 am The Energy-Water Nexus - Jennison Kipp, PREC, The Energy-Water Nexus Resources handout

10:45 am Restoration: A Resource Efficiency Case Study - Pierce Jones, PREC

11:30 am Lunch (provided)

12:15 pm Program Updates - Craig Miller, PREC

12:30 pm The Critical Thinker's Guide to Personal Ecological Footprinting and Resource Budgeting - Hal Knowles, PREC, The Critical Thinker's Guide links

1:15 pm Costs and Savings Associated with Easy Home Energy Retrofits - Nick Taylor, Whole House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency fact sheet

2:00 pm Break

2:15 pm SAVE: Steps in Achieving Viable Energy - a new 4-H Curriculum to teach youth about energy - Jean Hink - (This is applicable to teaching adults as well as youth and will include some hands-on activities.)

4:15 pm Complete evaluations and adjourn - Barbra Larson and Craig Miller