Broward County

February 20-25, 2018
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
(Course Code: CR18-04)

Classroom Facilities Information

UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Ed Section
3245 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33328

Deerfield Island Park (Meet at Sullivan Park)
1633 Riverview Rd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33019

Instructors Information

Lead: Kristen Hoss, President - Tanawha Presents, LLC
Associate:Julio Perez, Education/Training Specialist I - Urban Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Ed Section Parks and Recreation
Organization: Tanawha Presents LLC
Phone: 248-933-1069 (Kristen)

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 
6:00pm – 7::00pm Welcome, introductions, pre-test
7:00pm – 8::30pm Introductory presentation: Living Shorelines
8:30pm – 9:30pm Mangrove restoration Powerpoint
8:30pm – 10:00pm Mangrove Identification and recognition activity

Day 2 Thursday, February 22, 2018 
6:00pm – 7::30pm Salt Marsh Restoration Presentation
7:30pm – 8::30pm Guest Speaker-Importance of Living Shorelines to Wildlife
8:30pm – 10:00pm Plant ID and resource partitioning as it pertains to living shorelines and the upcoming restoration

Day 3 Saturday, February 24, 2018 
9:00am – 9::30am Overview/introduction
9:30am – 10:00am Introduction to restoration methods and purpose on Deerfield Island Park-Guest Speaker
10:00am – 11:00am Begin Creation of a Salt Marsh and a Mangrove restoration
11:00am – 1:00pm Begin planting of salt marsh and mangroves
1:00pm – 2:30pm Working Lunch at completion of restoration on boat ride around island to discuss challenges of coastal restorations and potential sites for future restorations
2:30pm – 3:30pm Mangrove monitoring exercise
3:30pm – 5:00pm Oyster and spat identification and discussion of oyster species in Broward and oyster reefs

Day 4 Sunday, February 25, 2018 
9:00am – 9::30am Overview/introduction
9:30am – 11:00am Oyster Reef Presentation
11:00am – 11:30am Oyster reef video showing various oyster reefs.
11:30am – 12:30pm Guest speaker on Oyster reefs during lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm Visit Anne Kolb Nature Center Living shoreline restoration site
1:30pm – 2:30pm Visit large-scale mangrove restoration site discussing mangrove restoration sites, challenges and benefits.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Guest speaker coastal restorations and considerations in Broward County-in the field
3:30pm – 4:30pm Explore various other nearby coastal restoration sites in Broward County
4:30pm – 5:00pm Graduate

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