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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, February 19, 2021
3:00 – 4:30 pm CST

Presented by

James Theiss, TCLP, TCWSP, CA

Site analysis and how micro-climates are created
• Soil
• Slope
• Water
How micro-climates affect design layout
• Structural features
• Natural features
Plant talk
• Hydrozoning
• Indicator species
• Native vs eco-typic


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers:
1.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects:
1.5 HSW CE Hours (excluding FL and NJ)

NC Landscape Architects:
1.5 CE Hours (NCBOLA)

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar.) 
1.5 HSW PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education
credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to
pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC,
and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
American Planning Association/AICP

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event,
respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Whitney Griffin

Whitney Griffin, PhD, Landscape Manager
Ms. Griffin grew up in rural Alabama and fell in love with the outdoors. In high school she decided she wanted to be a landscape designer, specifically for high-end residential clients. As she completed her B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture at Auburn University in 2008, the residential construction (and landscape design!) markets were gutted in the recession, and she decided if she couldn’t practice landscape design, she would teach it. She stayed at Auburn to earn her M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture in 2010 and completed her doctorate in Plant Sciences at the University of Maryland 2014. Whilewaiting for the perfect faculty position, she worked as the Director of Stewardship at Furbish, a Baltimore firm specializing in the design, construction, and maintenance of green roofs and living walls. She joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 2015, teaching all courses related to hand and computer drafting, design, estimating, construction, and maintenance. In 2019 she was offered the opportunity to join the team at Southern Landscape in Austin, Texas, working with high-end residential landscape design/build clients.

Webinar Price: $75.00