Brevard County

April 21 - May 20, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am EST on April 3, 2017
(Course Code: cs17-12)


Classroom Facilities Information

Riverwalk: A Family Park Riverwalk Nature Center
5355 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955

Barrier Island Center
8385 S Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Instructor Information

Brandon Smith, Environmental Program Supervisor
Organization: Brevard Co. Parks and Recreation
Phone: 321-433-4490
Email: brandon.smith@brevardfl.gov
Website: http://www.brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/Central/Riverwalk



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, April 21, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
6:00pm - 9:00pm Classroom: Orientation, Ecology
  Group Project overview & brainstorming


Day 2 Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
8:00am – 12:00pm Classroom: Interpretation, Marine and Estuarine Environments
Estuarine Habitat Video
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Classroom: Coastal Fish Presentations
Estuarine Fieldtrip: Seine netting at Riverwalk: A Family Park


Day 3 Friday, April 28, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
5:00pm - 9:00pm Classroom: Coastal Uplands and Coastal Waterbirds Presentations
  Beach and Dune Systems Video


Day 4 Saturday, April 29, 2017 (Barrier Island Center)
8:00am – 12:00pm Classroom: Invertebrates I, Coastal Herptiles
Society and Wetlands Video
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Coastal Uplands Fieldtrip: Barrier Island Center Trail


Day 5 Friday, May 12, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
5:00pm - 9:00pm Classroom: Invertebrates II, Nearshore Environment Video
  Group Project Work Time


Day 6

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (Barrier Island Center)

8:00am – 12:00pm Classroom: Mammals, Ethics
Society and Wetlands Video
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Estuarine Fieldtrip: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge


Day 7 Friday,May 19, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
5:00pm - 9:00pm Classroom: Coastal General Birds
  Group Project Work Time


Day 8 Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Riverwalk Nature Center)
8:00am – 11:00am Nearshore Marine Fieldtrip: Lori Wilson Park
11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch provided by Parks & Recreation
12:00pm - 5:00pm Classroom: Group Project Presentations, Graduation Ceremony and Awards



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