This course is held on a Thursday or Friday.
You will be confirmed within 2 days of
registering by telephone, email, or fax.
Your cancelled check or credit card statement is
generally accepted by the IRS; however, we give you a receipt at the end of a course.
if you need a receipt from RCET before the course, please let us know and we will
mail, email, or fax you a receipt before the course.
Your comprehensive workbook will be provided on
the first day of class. You only need to bring pens.
Lunch is on your own. Because this is a
field class, we will generally stop at a mutually-agreeable location for a sit-down lunch
but may elect to bring a brown bag lunch with us. You will be notified in advance of
the lunch arrangement.
Transportation is generally provided from
the training center to the field. Occasionally, we may ask for a volunteer to drive
to a site.
Dress appropriately for the weather; our classes
range from cold weather (<20° F) to very hot (>90° F). If you are not sure
what the expected weather is, please see The Weather Channel. For cold climates,
we recommend Sorel® or Lacrosse® (or equivalent) insulated, waterproof boots; multiple
socks; multiple layered clothing; head covering and mittens (preferred) or gloves.
For hot weather, we recommend full skin covering (i.e., long sleeves and long pants), and
leather Gore-Tex® or rubber mid-calf (preferably white) boots. Snake chaps or snake
boots may be appropriate. All persons should carry drinking water and a snack, and, if
appropriate, sunscreen and / or insect repellant.
The instructor will generally have a cellular
telephone for emergencies.
If you are allergic or may be allergic to bee or
wasp stings or ant bites, contact your physician and the instructor before the field trip.
Now, a note from out legal counsel: Because of the field nature of this course, there are hazards that we
cannot foresee (including, but not limited to, slips; trips; and falls, sharp objects,
uneven terrain, venomous snakes, bees; wasps; and ants, cold and heat stress, lyme
disease, chiggers, large mammals, alligators, & poison ivy).
That said, the field trip portion of this course
carries no more health and safety risk than what the typical wetland scientist would
expect in a day's assignment! And after 400+ field trips, we have never experienced
anything more severe than athlete's feet!