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Knapfest.com favicon 6th Annual Knapfest.com

Worm Gruntin' Festival favicon Worm Gruntin' Festival
Sopchoppy, Florida
(second Saturday in April)

Lyrid meteor shower
2012 peak: April 21-22

The Lyrids are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26[1] each year.
The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra,
peaking at April 22—hence they are also called the Alpha Lyrids or April Lyrids.
The source of the meteor shower is the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher.

Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta
39thApril 27-29, 2012
Shell Point Beach, Florida

2012 will be the 39th Annual event for the Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta, held for each of the past 38 years at Shell Point Beach on the Gulf of Mexico in southern Wakulla County. This year's event is scheduled for April 27 - 29, 2012.

The SCSMR is for the benefit of the American Cancer Society in memory of Stephen Smith, a local sailor who died from a rare form of leukemia at the age of 29. The 2012 event organizers are the Shell Point Sailboard Club (SPSC), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Apalachee Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) and numerous businesses and individuals.

Tiki divider

The Regatta has drawn as many as 200 registered participants and hundreds more spectators from all over the southeast. The event includes: races for yachts rated under the PHRF handicapping system, catamarans such as Hobie Cats, smaller day sailors including Sunfish, and windsurfers, the most numerous and arguably the most colorful participants in the Regatta.

Health and summer heat

Bainbridge Bikefest favicon Bainbridge Bikefest logo 15th Annual Bainbridge Bikefest

Bainbridge Bikefest Park

Perseid meteor shower
2012 peak: August 12-13
Visible: late July-late August

The Perseids is the name of a prolific meteor shower associated with the Royal Greenwich Observatory favicon comet Swift-Tuttle.
The Perseids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.
Perseid meteor showers were observed as far back as two thousand years ago, and in ancient Europe, the Perseid meteor shower was known as the Tears of St. Lawrence.

Orionid meteor shower
2012 peak: October 20-21
Visible: late October

The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids,
is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.
The Orionids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant,
lies in the constellation Orion.
Orionids are an annual meteor shower which last approximately one week in late-October.
The best viewing for the Orionids in 2012 will probably be before dawn on October 21, 2012.
Try the days before and after that, too, sticking to the midnight-to-dawn hours.

Leonid meteor shower
2012 peak: November 17-18
Visible: most of November

Historically, the Leonids have produced some of the greatest meteor storms in history,
with rates as high as many thousands of meteors per hour.
The source of the Leonid meteor shower is actually debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle.
The In North America, both Canada and US East Coast residents will have the best viewing in the southeastern sky,
expected sometime after midnight on November 18 and peaking between 3:30 and 5:30 am ET.
Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo.
The meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.
They tend to peak in November.
For 2011 in North America, both Canada and US East Coast residents will have the best viewing in the southeastern sky,
expected sometime after midnight on November 18 and peaking between 3:30 and 5:30 am ET.

Holy Mother of God black horse Greek Festival 2012
Holy Mother of Ged favicon Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church - Tallahassee
This year: Friday-Saturday November 2-3, 2012 10am-10pm

Mule Day sign 1 Calvary Georgia Mule Day Mule Day sign 2
Calvary, Georgia Lions Club
(first Saturday in November)
This year: November 3, 2012

Calvary Mule Day on the Web

Mule Day Parade

Mule Day Parade - Saturday November 6, 2010

Mule Show

Mule Show - Saturday November 3, 2007

In the Museum building

Around the grounds

At the petting zoo

Arundo donax (Giant Reed Grass)
Family: Poaceae (formally known as Gramineae)

You might findsome where US-27 crosses HometownLocator.com favicon Attapulgus Creek.

Arundo donax and Adele Arundo donax and Adele

bonfire Guy Fawkes Day Guy Fawkes portrait
November 5, 1605

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.

Geminid meteor shower
2012 peak: late night December 13 until dawn December 14
Visible: most of December

Historically, the Leonids have produced some of the greatest meteor storms in history,
with rates as high as many thousands of meteors per hour.
The source of the Leonid meteor shower is actually debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle.
The In North America, both Canada and US East Coast residents will have the best viewing in the southeastern sky,
expected sometime after midnight on November 18 and peaking between 3:30 and 5:30 am ET.
Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo.
The meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.
They tend to peak in November.
For 2011 in North America, both Canada and US East Coast residents will have the best viewing in the southeastern sky,
expected sometime after midnight on November 18 and peaking between 3:30 and 5:30 am ET.

Important dates

2012 Fall Term
Important dates
First class Wednesday August 22, 2012
Labor Day holiday Monday September 3, 2012
Thanksgiving Holiday November 21-23, 2012
Last class Monday December 10, 2012
Final exams December 11-13, 2012
2013 Spring Term
Important dates
First class Monday January 7, 2013
M.L. King Jr. holiday Monday January 21, 2013
Spring break March 4-8, 2013
Last class Monday April 29, 2013
Final exams April 30 - May 2, 2013

Lecture, lab, and office hours

2012 Fall Term classes
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Class CRNDaysTimesRoomActivity
BIOL 2111 80595 Mon,Wed morning 9:25-10:40 255 Lecture
    Mon,Wed morning 11:00-12:40255Lab
BIOL 2111 80596 Mon,Wed afternoon 1:40-2:55 255 Lecture
    Mon,Wed afternoon 3:15-4:55255Lab
BIOL 2111 80597 Mon,Wed evening 6:15-7:30 255 Lecture
    Mon,Wed evening 7:40-9:20255Lab
BIOL 2112 80598 Tue,Thu morning 9:25-10:40 255 Lecture
    Tue,Thu morning 11:00-12:40255Lab
BIOL 2112 80599 Tue,Thu afternoon 1:40-2:55 255 Lecture
    Tue,Thu afternoon 3:15-4:55255Lab

Office hours

2012 Fall Term
Office hours
Room 220
Day Time
Monday 5:00 - 6:15
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:15
Wednesday 10:40 - 12:20
  2:55 - 4:55
Thursday 10:40 - 12:20
  3:00 - 5:10
All days after class
-or- by appointment

Office hours notes

  • Office hours can vary.
  • It's best to make an appointment or call first (248-2946).
  • If I'm not in the office then try looking for me in the lab.
  • The lab can be opened for extra study during office hours if there is no class using it.
2012 Fall Term
Days and hours
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM          
           
9:00 AM          
  A&P I Lecture
Room 255
9:25 - 10:40
A&P II Lecture
Room 255
9:25 - 10:40
A&P I Lecture
Room 255
9:25 - 10:40
A&P II Lecture
Room 255
9:25 - 10:40
 
10:00 AM  
  Office hours
Room 220
10:40 - 12:20
Office hours
Room 220
10:40 - 12:20
 
11:00 AM A&P I Lab
Room 255
11:00 - 12:40
A&P II Lab
Room 255
11:00 - 12:40
 
   
12:00 PM  
       
1:00 PM          
  A&P I Lecture
Room 255
1:40 - 2:55
A&P II Lecture
Room 255
1:40 - 2:55
A&P I Lecture
Room 255
1:40 - 2:55
A&P II Lecture
Room 255
1:40 - 2:55
 
2:00 PM  
   
3:00 PM A&P I Lab
Room 255
3:15 - 4:55
A&P II Lab
Room 255
3:15 - 4:55
Office hours
Room 220
2:55 - 4:55
Office hours
Room 220
3:00 - 5:10
 
   
4:00 PM  
   
5:00 PM Office hours
Room 220
5:00 - 6:15
Office hours
Room 220
5:00 - 6:15
     
       
6:00 PM A&P I Lecture
Room 255
6:15 - 7:30
  A&P I Lecture
Room 255
6:15 - 7:30
   
       
7:00 PM      
  A&P I Lab
Room 255
7:40 - 9:20
       
8:00 PM        
         
9:00 PM        
           
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Scientific method

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Corn mazes

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Entheogen links

Entheogen from:
Greek Latinized English
εν en in, within
θεος theos god, divine
γενος gen creates, generates

Invertebrate Zoology at other schools
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Web biology courses
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Paleontology
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Dissections online
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Green flourescent protein (GFP)
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Wikipedia GFP

Periodic Table of the Elements
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Scientific publications and shows

Scientific magazines and journals

Improbable & Irreproducible

ImprobableResearch.com favicon Improbable Research (Ig® Nobel Prizes)

The Ig® Nobel prizes are awarded every year by the journal The Annals of Improbable Research for scientific work that cannot or should not be reproduced.

Journal of Irreproducible Results favicon Journal of Irreproducible Results

In six funny issues a year, Journal of Irreproducible Results offers spoofs, parodies, whimsies, burlesques, lampoons, and satires. JIR appeals to scientists, doctors, science teachers, and word-lovers. JIR targets hypocrisy, arrogance, and ostentatious sesquipedalian circumlocution. We're a friendly escape from the harsh and the hassle. JIR makes you feel good :-).

Scientific shows

Origami
Origami is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding.

Origami on Wikipedia

GeorgiaInfo

UAB favicon University of Alabama at Birmingham links

Manuals

Miscellaneous links

GraySci.com favicon Mad Science by Theo Gray

Experiments you can do at home - but probably shouldn’t

Some of the more interesting experiments: