Palm Beach County

October 26 - November  7, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on October 20, 2017.
(Course Code: E17-06)

Classroom Facilities Information

UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County
Mounts Building: Auditorium
531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
6301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve: Watershed Management Entrance
8537 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Instructors Information

Lead: Chris Lockhart, Field Biologist, Plant Ecologist and Environmental Educator, Habitat Specialists, Inc.
Associates: Molly Sims, Retired Educator and Advanced Master Naturalist
Rebecca Dougherty, Biologist and Advanced Master Naturalist
Guest Speaker: Dr. Dianne Owen, Professor, Environmental Sciences, FL Atlantic University
Organization: Habitat Specialists, Inc.
Phone: 561-738-1179

Tentative Course Agenda

This course includes field activities, including collecting data outdoors. Adaptations will be provided as needed.

Day 1 Thursday, October 26, 2017
Mounts Building Auditorium
8:30am – 4:30pm Large Scale Habitat Assessment
Use of GIS for site evaluation

Day 2 Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Pine Jog EEC
8:30am – 4:30pm Local Scale Habitat Assessment (Classroom and field exercise)
  Use of GIS for site evaluation,
Guest speaker, Dr. Dianne Owen

Day 3 Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Grassy Waters EP
8:30am – 4:30pm Evaluating Water Quality (Classroom and field exercise)
  Lake Watch Program
  Guest Speaker, Graduation

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