July 12 - September 20, 2018
Registration closes at 10:00am on July 10, 2018
(Course Code: CR18-13)
Classroom Facilities Information
UF/IFAS Extension Bay County
2728 E 14th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve: Visitor's Center
3915 State Road 30-A, Port St Joe, FL 32456
108 Island Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328
Leads: Scott Jackson, Florida Sea Extension Agent - Bay County
Erik Lovestrand, Florida Sea Extension Agent - Franklin County
Ray Bodrey, Florida Sea Extension Agent - Gulf County
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant
Phone: 850-866-2300 (Scott)
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Thursday, July 12, 2018 (Bay County)|
|9:00am – 10::00am||Welcome, Introductions & Pre-Test|
|10:00am – 10::45am||Living Shorelines presentation|
|10:45am – 11:00am||Break|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Salt Marsh presentation (Pt 1)|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Lunch|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Salt Marsh presentation (Pt 2)|
|1:30pm – 4:00pm||Visit living shoreline and oyster sites
Meet with local professionals doing living shoreline restoration, and reef monitoring.
Visit Bay Grasses in Classes Salt Marsh hands-on activity at salt marsh nursery.
|Day 2||Thursday, August 9, 2018 (St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve)|
|9:00am – 10:30am||Mangrove Restoration presentation|
|10:30am – 10:45am||Break|
|10:45am – 12:00pm||Mangrove reseach update|
|12:30pm – 4:30pm||Coastal Processes and Sea Level Rise Field Experience
Field Identification of mangroves
Discuss migration of mangroves north
Discuss future potential for mangroves to be impact future saltmarsh restoration projects.
|4:30pm||Return to Buffer Preserve|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Optional Dinner - Limited Lodging Available through Buffer Preserve|
|Day 3||Friday, August 10, 2018 (St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve)|
|9:00am – 12:00pm||Kayak Red Mangrove, Scallops, and Saltmarsh Field Trip
Return to Buffer Preserve for Lunch
|Day 4||Thursday, September 20, 2018 (Apalachicola NERR)|
|9:30am – 11:00am||Oyster Restoration presentation|
|11:00am – 11:15am||Break|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Lunch/ travel to Usina Boat Ramp|
|12:30pm – 3:00pm||Visit living shoreline marsh and oyster sites.
Update regarding oyster restoration efforts.
Learn about current living shoreline projects and local salt marsh research.
Oyster Reef as Habitat Activity.
Visit shoreline exhibits at NERR Environmental Education Center.
|3:00pm – 4:30pm||Post-Test, Evaluation, Graduation, Wrap-up|
Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information.
Course Time Schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes.
Transportation and lunches are not included.
Students need to bring lunch and water bottle to all classes.
Field activities can take up to 2 to 4 hours and may involve wading, walking, or paddling.
An extra change of clothes and shoes is suggested.
Hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent is also recommended.