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Darlene Harris

CURRICULUM VITAE

Darlene Harris has worked in the fields of natural resource management, parks and recreation, environmental education, nature center and museum management, program and curriculum development, special event production, and exhibit design for over 20 years.

EDUCATION

Darlene has a well-rounded, interdisciplinary science education. This includes a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Mansfield State College, Mansfield, PA; and a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Geography from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA. Her academic honors include Dean's List, President's List, National Dean's List, and recipient of the Horace B. Packer Foundation Scholarship. She was inducted into Phi Sigma Pi, honorary Liberal Arts Fraternity, and Sigma Zeta, honorary Science and Math Fraternity.

Her relevant course work includes:

  • Audiovisual Communications
  • Basic Photography
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Land Use and Natural Resources
  • Geomorphology
  • Historical Geology
  • Intro. to Cartography
  • Intro. to Regional Planning
  • Intro. to Travel and Tourism
  • Limnology
  • Local Flora
  • Maps and Mapping
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Museum Preservation
  • Ornithology
  • Physical Geography
  • Plant Physiology
  • Principles of Biology I & II
  • Recreational Land Use Planning
  • Senior Seminar: Acid Rain
  • Senior Seminar: Biogeography
  • Special Problems in Art: Biological Illustration
  • Techniques of Geographic Measurement
  • Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Weather and Climate
  • Zoology

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Instructor
  • Project Learning Tree Facilitator
  • Project WILD Facilitator
  • National Wildlife Federation Nature Quest Instructor
  • State of Florida Child Care Certifications: #01103 and #22462
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship
  • American Ted Cross Canoeing Safety and Skills
  • FL DCA TS-I1 Debris Management Course
  • Continuing Ed in Broward Co., FL Parks & Rec. Div. for: Exotic Woody Plant Control Workshop 1994, Habitat Restoration Strategies, Herbicide Training, and Prescription Burn Workshops 1994, 1997.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Broward Co. Audubon Society Field Trip Guide, Buteos on the Beach, 1997.
  • Broward Co. Coop. Extension Integrated Pest Mgmt. Workshop, 1998.
  • Broward Co. Emergency Mgmt., Business Emergency Preparedness Network Workshop, 1999.
  • Broward Co. Oral History Training Seminar, 1997.
  • Broward Co. School Board Character Education Ad Hoc Committee, 99-00.
  • Broward Co. School Board Gender Equity Advisory Board, 95-97.
  • Center for Florida's Children Communications Seminar, 1999.
  • Chain Saw Safety Instructor, City of North Miami, 1998, 2000.
  • Dade Co. DERM Pine Rocklands Workshop, 1998.
  • Earth Advisors, Inc. Five Hour Tree Care Workshop, 1996.
  • Eastward Ho! Brownsfield Workshop, 1996.
  • EPPC Climbing Fern Workshop, 1996.
  • Florida Birding Festival, 2000.
  • FDNR Marine Turtle Permit TP #069,1993, 1994.
  • FDNR Research/Collecting Permit06-93-09, 1993.
  • FRPA/STMA Turf Rodeo, 1995, 1996, 1997; Session Instructor in 1999.
  • Florida Trails and Greenway Conference, 1996, 1998.
  • Governor's Hurricane Conference, 2001.
  • Hillsboro Comm. College Interagency Basic Prescribed Fire Training, 1996.
  • Hollywood Community Emergency Response Team, 1998-2001.
  • Homestead International Plant Show Education Program, 1996.
  • League of Environmental Educators of Florida, Conference Presenter, 2000.
  • MAST Academy Contemporary Issues in Science, Panelist, 2000-01.
  • MIASF 19th Annual Waterway Cleanup Site Coordinator, 1996.
  • Museum of Discovery and Science Animal Handling Levels I-IV, 1993.
  • National Association of Interpreters National Conference, 1996.
  • Palm Tree Short Course, Dade Co. Co-op Extension, 2000.
  • Regional Service Project Biodiversity Workshop Facilitator's Training, 1997.
  • Society of Am. Foresters "Why Have a Forester in Your City" Program, 1999.
  • South Florida Hurricane Conference, 1997.
  • South Florida Water Management District Appraisal Seminar, 1997.
  • SFWMD Environmental Resource Permitting Workshop, 2000.
  • Space Coast Birding Festival, 2000.
  • Succeeding as a Consultant Workshop, Pinellas Co. Co-op Ext., 1998.
  • The Environmental Coalition Conference, 1999.
  • University of Florida FCES Urban Tree Short Course, 1997.
  • Watchable Wildlife Conference & Shorebird Symposium, 1999.

 

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