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The WV Statewide Annual Master Naturalist meeting and classes will be held ... Naturalists, Medicinal and Edible Plants, Bird walks, Fossils, Bird Banding ...

Oglebay’s Good Zoo 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling WV 26003 304-243-4068 www.oglebay-resort.com

Master Naturalist Schedule: August - October 2013 UPDATED 7.15.13

Date

Time

Class and Instructor

Location

Saturday, August 3

9 am – 12 pm

General Ecology (core) – Zac Loughman

Zoo Multi Purpose Room

Saturday, August 3

1 – 5 pm

Spiders (elective) – Dr. Richard Bradley

Zoo Multi Purpose Room

MonarchWatch Butterfly Project (elective) – Penny Miller

Starts at Good Zoo ends with a lab component at Penny’s farm in West Liberty

1 – 5 pm

Saturday, August 10

WV Statewide Annual Master Naturalist Meeting and Classes – Bird walks; electives in Geology, Ferns, Salamanders, Fish ID, Invasive Plants, Bats, Tools for Naturalists, Medicinal & Edible Plants, Fossils, Bird Banding Station visit & Dolly Sods walk; Maps & Compass Skills, WV Butterfly Atlas Project Link here www.mnofwv.org to register and see class descriptions and instructor bios! Just $55 for entire weekend of classes!

August 16, 17, 18

Davis & Elkins College, Elkins WV

Tuesday, August 27

6 – 9 pm

Project Wild Aquatic (elective) – Vickie Markey-Tekely

Zoo Multi Purpose Room

Saturday, August 31

9 am – 12 pm

Aquatic Habitats (core)– Zac Loughman

West Liberty University

Saturday, August 31

1 – 4 pm

Wetland Habitats (core)– Zac Loughman

West Liberty University

Saturday, October 12

1 – 4 pm

Reptiles and Amphibian (core) – Zac Loughman

Zoo Multi Purpose Room

Sunday, October 13

1 – 3 pm

WV River Otters (elective) – Mindi White

Zoo Multi Purpose Room

Coming this fall and winter: Core classes: Elective classes:

Mammals; Creating Natural Habitats; Recording & Preserving What You Learn; Insects Raptor Rehabilitation; A Tiny Tick Made Me Sick- hazards of the trail

Send us your e-mail to receive updated information on new programs!

Oglebay’s Good Zoo 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling WV 26003 304-243-4068 www.oglebay-resort.com

Notes for upcoming classes: The WV Statewide Annual Master Naturalist meeting and classes will be held August 16, 17 & 18 at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins WV. The weekend events and classes include morning bird walks, electives in Geology, Ferns, Salamanders, Fish Identification, Invasive Plants, Bats, Tools for Naturalists, Medicinal and Edible Plants, Bird walks, Fossils, Bird Banding Station visit & Dolly Sods walk; Maps & Compass Skills, WV Butterfly Atlas Project. Go to www.mnofwv.org to register and see class descriptions and instructor bios! This is a great conference, entire weekend of classes at just $55.00! Please note: The zoo cannot register you for this program; you must go to the website for registration information, lodging etc. The Aquatic Habitats and Wetland Habitats classes (August 31) will be held at West Liberty University, NOT the zoo. Directions for WLU Campus: From either the South entrance or main entrance, continue 2/3rds of the way around the campus circle, past the football field and up a small hill. Immediately to your left while ascending the hill you will see a building with a greenhouse attached to it; this is Arnett Hall. On weekends you can park in any lot; there is a lot at the front of Arnett that is closest to your class room. All lectures will be held in Arnett room 202, first door on the right on the second floor from the entrance with parking. The MonarchWatch Butterfly Project elective (August 10) will begin at the Zoo and end with a field component at Penny’s farm in West Liberty. Directions to Penny’s farm will be given at the class. Please provide us with your e-mail to ensure prompt notification of new classes. Also, please make note of the classes you have registered to attend since future registration forms will be updated versions of the current list. Good Zoo Members can take 10% off the registration fees! (For more information on becoming a zoo member, contact the zoo office at 304-243-4100 or log onto our website at www.oglebayresort.com/goodzoo ). There is a late registration fee of $5 per class when registering less than 6 days prior to the class. Have you already attended Good Zoo Master Naturalist classes? Master Naturalists can re-take any of the classes offered that they have already attended at the Good Zoo free of charge! Just fill out the registration form, and return it to the zoo so we know you are coming! (Based on availability – if the class is filled, we will notify you.) Scholarships are available to those in financial need. Scholarship forms are available on the website at www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo . Please dress for the weather, as most classes will involve time outdoors in the field. If you have volunteer hours to turn in, please do so! Both the DNR and the zoo are greatly in need of a record of ALL the hours you put in on MN projects, DNR events, etc. As a reminder, the DNR uses those hours to justify applying for federal funds that support DNR programs. Please don’t be reluctant to turn in your hours, and please don’t under-estimate the true amount of work you contribute. If you need additional volunteer hour forms, please call us at the numbers below. Thanks for your support of the Master Naturalist Program, and for your stewardship of WV’s flora and fauna! If you have any questions, please call Penny Miller at 304-243-4027 or Vickie Markey at 304-243-4068.

Oglebay’s Good Zoo 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling WV 26003 304-243-4068 www.oglebay-resort.com 2013 Master Naturalist Program Instructor Biographies and Classes taught Dr. Richard Bradley (Spiders) Dr Richard Bailey has a B.S. in Zoology and M.A. in Biology at California State University, Long Beach, and a Ph.D. in Biology at the University of New Mexico. He studies population biology and biodiversity of arachnids, primarily spiders and scorpions. Dr Bradley recently published the beautifully illustrated Common Spiders of North America available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. See class description for ordering info. Of the 4,700 or so spider species in North America, he has documented over 150 species of spiders in his backyard of Delaware, Ohio! A retired associate professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University (OSU), Dr Bradley is currently working on cataloging a collection of some 40,000 spiders into a database at the OSU Museum of Biological Diversity. His hobbies are birding, hiking, photography, beekeeping, illustration and woodworking. Dr. Zachary Loughman (Wetlands Habitats; Terrestrial Habitats; Aquatic Habitats; Insects; and other electives) Zac received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from West Liberty State College, a Master’s degree in biology from Marshall University, and a Ph. D. in ecology and evolution from Indiana State University. Zac's main interest is astacology; the study of freshwater crayfishes. He has added crayfish state records to multiple state lists and works on projects describing crayfish species, while still working on projects elucidating reptile and amphibian life histories in Appalachia. Zac has worked for Oglebay Institute and West Liberty State College as a Natural History Research Specialist. Zac is currently an assistant professor of Biology at West Liberty University, where he instructs environmental and biological classes for the college.

Penny Miller (Names and ID; CSi-Citizen Science Investigator; Box Turtles in Trouble; MonarchWatch, other electives) Penny began her zoo career at the Pittsburgh Zoo in 1971. She started at Oglebay while the Good Zoo was under construction in 1974. As general curator, she managed the animal collection and keeper staff, and the education department for 15 years. She became director of the Good Zoo in 1994. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheeling Jesuit University with a concentration in biology and professional writing, and has completed the coursework on a master’s degree at Wheeling Jesuit University. She has authored numerous articles in magazines and journals. Penny lives on a 140-acre organic farm, where she has a special interest in Lepidoptera, native bees, pollinators in general, snapping turtles and box turtles. She has led zoo trips to Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana. She is chair of the WVDNR’s Master Naturalist State Advisory Committee and manages the zoo’s MonarchWatch butterfly tagging project. Vickie Markey-Tekely (Nature Interpretation and Teaching; Talking Turkey, Alien Invaders, and other electives) Vickie has been involved with the Oglebay Zoo for over 30 years, currently as curator of education. In this position, she develops, plans and teaches a wide variety of programs, from pre-schoolers to K-12; young adults through seniors in the Elderhostel program. Vickie also coordinates and instructs the zoo’s 100 adult and teen volunteers. Vickie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from West Liberty State College and a Master of Arts in Science and Math Education from Wheeling Jesuit University. She is also a member and state representative for the National Association for Interpretation.

Mindi White (River Otters) Mindi graduated from WVU with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and started at the zoo in May 2001. She has been a keeper at the Good Zoo for 12 years and is now the Manager of Animal Husbandry. She has worked with the zoo’s otters for 8 years and has attended a workshop addressing the husbandry and conservations status of the species. Mindi cares for and trains the zoo’s two female otters and she also conducts animal encounters with zoo visitors in the otter, lemur and red panda exhibits.

Oglebay’s Good Zoo 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling WV 26003 304-243-4068 www.oglebay-resort.com Spiders (elective) – Dr. Richard Bradley The Spiders class will cover some of the more common of the 4,700 species of North American spiders that you might see in your own home or backyard. We have over 100 species in our region! Why are spiders important components of a habitat? What should you do when you see one in your house? Learn how to identify key groups by web type; learn about, behavior, biology and anatomy of these diverse, yet terribly understudied and understood invertebrates. Even if you don’t like spiders, we hope you take the class, and we guarantee you will leave with a better appreciation of spiders! This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from the author of a brand new book Common Spiders of North America. You can order this beautifully illustrated book, normally $60 + shipping, at a 20% discount of $52 which includes shipping, by calling 1 800-777-4726 and giving the discount code 13M4225 Ecology (core class) –Dr. Zac Loughman, Instructor This class will introduce the student to the principles of ecology, the branch of biological science that deals with the interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Students will gain a basic understanding of ecosystems including energy and nutrient cycles, types of habitats, physical and biological factors that affect populations, and the concept of biodiversity. MonarchWatch Butterfly Project (elective) – Penny Miller, Instructor Students will learn about monarch butterfly natural history and biology, including their spectacular migration clear to Mexico in the winter. Those interested will learn how to collect and rear monarch caterpillars, tag adults and keep records for Project Monarch Watch, which can count towards Master Naturalist volunteer hours. Aquatic Habitats (core) – Dr. Zac Loughman, Instructor Learn the characteristics of water that are important to aquatic organisms, the habitats created by the still waters of ponds and lakes and the moving waters of streams, and some of the animals and plants that inhabit WV waters. Wetlands Habitats (core) - Dr. Zac Loughman, Instructor Explore the definitions and types of wetlands that are found in WV and their values and needed protection. Students will gain a basic understanding of the general types of wetlands found in West Virginia, the value of wetlands to humans and wildlife, and look for wetlands plants and animals. This class will be held at West Liberty University. Project Wild Aquatic (elective) – Vickie Markey-Tekely, Instructor This class covers the Project Wild Aquatic educational curriculum developed for grades K – 12. During this program you will receive the Project Wild Aquatic book as well as learn how to share/teach several of the activities. This class is excellent for Master Naturalists, teachers, scout leaders. . . anyone interested in teaching about aquatic life. To find out more check out the website at http://www.projectwild.org Reptiles and Amphibians (core class) – Dr. Zac Loughman, Instructor Joe will discuss the physical characteristics that distinguish an animal as amphibian or reptile, some species that occur locally, some aspects of reproductive behavior, diet, and habitat of WV reptiles and amphibians, available resources for further study, including helpful references. Learn about Joe’s groundbreaking research on WV hellbenders, and emerging diseases that threaten amphibians in the US and worldwide. WV River Otters (elective) – Mindi White, Instructor Good Zoo keeper and trainer Mindi White will teach about the natural history and status of West Virginia’s river otters, including threats and reintroduction successes. Mindi will also talk about zoo husbandry and training of Oglebay’s river otters. You will actually go inside the river otter exhibit to feed and photograph these intelligent, high-energy and engaging creatures! Bring your camera for this one! The WV Statewide Annual Master Naturalist meeting and classes will be held August 16, 17 and 18 at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins WV. The weekend events and classes include morning bird walks, electives in Geology, Ferns, Salamanders, Fish Identification, Invasive Plants, Bats, Tools for Naturalists, Medicinal and Edible Plants, Bird walks, Fossils, Bird Banding Station visit & Dolly Sods walk; Maps & Compass Skills, WV Butterfly Atlas Project. Go to www.mnofwv.org to register and see class descriptions and instructor bios! This is a great conference, entire weekend of classes at just $55.00! Please note: The zoo cannot register you for this program; you must go to the website for registration information, lodging etc.

Oglebay’s Good Zoo 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling WV 26003 304-243-4068 www.oglebay-resort.com

MASTER NATURALIST REGISTRATION FORM

August - October 2013

Name

(Revised 7.15.13)

I am a first time Master Naturalist Program attendee

Address City

State

Phone

Zip

E-mail

Please check all classes attending. Saturday, August 3 Ecology – core (3 hours, 9 am – 12 pm) Spiders – elective (4 hours, 1 – 5 pm) Saturday, August 10 MonarchWatch Butterfly Project – elective (4 hours, 1 - 5 pm) Friday – Sunday, August 16 – 18

$18.00 $24.00 $24.00

Annual Master Naturalist Meeting and Classes; www.mnofwv.org for info and registration

Tuesday, August 27 Project Wild Aquatic – elective (3 hours, 6 – 9 pm) Saturday, August 31

$ 0.00

Aquatic Habitats – core (3 hours, 9 am – 12 pm) Wetland Habitats – core (3 hours, 1 – 4 pm) Saturday, October 12

$18.00 $18.00

Reptiles & Amphibians – core (3 hours, 1 – 4 pm) Sunday, October 13

$18.00

WV River Otters – elective (2 hours, 1 – 3 pm) Good Zoo Membership number (if applicable)

$18.00

(10 % discount off registration fees for members)

Payment Information Subtotal

$

- Member Discount

$

(Good Zoo members take 10% off)

+ Late registration fee

$

(add $5 per class when registering less than 6 days prior to the class)

Total Due

$

Check payable to Good Zoo Credit Card Number

Visa

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MC Expiration

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Signature _________________________________________________________ Send registration and payment to: Oglebay Good Zoo, Master Naturalist Program, 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003

Oglebay’s Good Zoo 465 Lodge Drive Wheeling WV 26003 304-243-4068 www.oglebay-resort.com

West Virginia Master Naturalist

Liability Release I understand that in consideration of being accepted as a participant in the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program (“Program”), I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless the Program and its sponsoring agencies and organizations (including the Wheeling Park Commission and Oglebay’s Good Zoo), their agents, employees, officers and successors, from and against all claims of whatever kind, known or unknown, direct or indirect, for personal injury, death or property damage that I may incur from participation in the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program. (initial)

(initial) I understand and agree that in consideration of being accepted as a participant in the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program (“Program”), I will defend and hold harmless the Program and its sponsoring agencies (including the Wheeling Park Commission and Oglebay’s Good Zoo) and organizations, their agents, employees, officers and successors, from and against all claims by third parties, of whatever kind, known or unknown, direct or indirect, for personal injury, death or property damage that may arise from any of my intentional or negligent acts or failure to act.

(initial) I understand and agree that the Wheeling Park Commission and Oglebay’s Good Zoo may take photographs, whether still, single, multiple or moving, of me and/or my property, or in which I may be included in whole or in part, or composite, or distorted in character or form, and I hereby authorize the Wheeling Park Commission, its successors, assigns and transferees to use and publish the same (including use and publication with my name, no name or fictitious name, use in the form taken or with intentional or unintentional alterations, and used for the purpose of education, publicity, illustration, commercial art and in advertising of the Park or any of its products or services).

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