Brevard County

March 10-18, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on March 7, 2017
(Course Code: S17-04)

Classroom Facilities

Riverwalk Nature Center
5355 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955

Brevard Zoo: Cave Classroom
8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940

Instructors Information

Leads: Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent
Brandon Smith, Environmental Program Supervisor
Organizations: UF/IFAS Brevard Co. Extension and Brevard Co. Parks and Recreation
Phone: 321-633-1702 x235 (Holly)
Email: habeels@ufl.edu
Website: http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu


Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, March 10, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
5:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome, Introductions, Pre-test and Ice-breaker
  Presentation: Conservation Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystems


Day 2 Saturday, March 11, 2017 (Brevard Zoo)
9:00am – 12:00pm Presentation and Activities: Brevard Zoo Conservation Team
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Guest Speaker: Jane Hart, Brevard County Natural Resources Dept.
2:00pm – 5:00pm Presentation: Biological Diversity


Day 3 Friday, March 17, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
5:00pm – 9:00pm Presentation: Ecosystem Integrity


Day 4 Saturday, March 18, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
9:00am – 12:00pm Presentation and/or Activity: Biological Diversity
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Turner, Florida Institute of Technology, Professor of Biological Sciences
2:00pm – 3:00pm Guest Speaker: Fara Ilami, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, CWCI Coordinator
3:00pm – 5:00pm Guest Speaker: Heather Hitt, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Space Coast Shorebird Alliance



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