Brevard County

February 23 - March 3, 2018
Registration closes at 10:00am on February 19, 2018.
(Course Code: E18-02)

Classroom Facilities Information

UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office
3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

St Sebastian River Preserve State Park
1000 Buffer Preserve Dr, Fellsmere, FL 32948

Turkey Creek Sanctuary
1518 Port Malabar Blvd., NE, Palm Bay, FL, 32905

 

Instructors Information

Leads: Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Brevard Co. Extension
Tracey Wright, Park Ranger/Naturalist, City of Palm Bay Parks and Recreation
Organizations: UF/IFAS Brevard Co. Extension and City of Palm Bay Parks and Recreation
Phone: 321-633-1702 x235 (Holly)
Email: habeels@ufl.edu




Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, February 23, 2017 (Brevard Co. Extension)
5:00pm – 6:00pm Introduction, Pre-test and Ice-breaker
6:00pm – 9:00pm Evaluating Water Quality Presentation


Day 2 Saturday, February 24, 2017 (St Sebastian River Preserve State Park)
9:00am-11:00am Habitat Evaluation box activities
11:00am - 12:00pm Sammy McGee, St Sebastian River Preserve State Park –
Prescribed Fire and Evaluating Habitats for Restoration Efforts
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Own
1:00pm - 3:30pm Field work and activities
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Kirk Fusco, FDEP Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve –
Spoil Island Habitat Assessment

Matthew Anderson, FDEP Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve –
Spoil Island Shorebird Nesting Habitat Assessment


Day 3 Friday, March 2, 2017 (Brevard Co. Extension)
5:00pm – 6:00pm Brandon Smith, Brevard County Natural Resources Department –
Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan
6:00pm – 9:00pm Evaluating Water Quality Presentation


Day 4 Saturday, March 3, 2017 (Turkey Creek Sanctuary)
9:00am-12:00pm Local Scale Habitat Assessment Presentation
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Own
1:00pm - 4:00pm TBD
4:00pm - 5:00pm Post-test and wrap-up


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included. Carpooling suggested. .



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