Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties

June 6 - July 11, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am EDT on May 31, 2017
(Course Code: cs17-16)

Classroom Facilities Information

Florida Public Archeology Network Building
207 East Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Navarre Visitors Center
8543 Navarre Pkwy., Navarre, FL 32566

Santa Rosa Extension Office
6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL, 32570

Escambia County Extension Office: Windstorm Building
3740 Stefani Rd, Cantonment, FL 32533

Instructors Information

Leads: Chris Verlinde, Florida Sea Grant Extension, Santa Rosa County
Rick O'Connor, Florida Sea Grant Extension, Escambia County
Carrie Stevenson, Extension, Escambia County
Associate: Dave Barker, Navarre Beach Kayaks
Organizations: Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension
Phone: 850-623-3868 (Chris)

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Florida Public Archeology Network Building
9:00am -12:15pm Welcome, Introductions, Course Overview, Paperwork
Presentations: Coastal Ecology, Mammals Hardwood Forests
Video: Fl. Beaches and Dunes
12:15pm -2:30pm EPA/Gulf Coastal Ecology Lab Tour, Pensacola Beach
3:00pm - 5:00pm Field Work: Gulf Islands National Seashore/Ft. Pickens Coastal Exhibit

Day 2 Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Navarre Visitors Center
9:00am -12:45pm Presentations: Marine and Estuarine Habitats, Coastal Uplands, Interpretation Video: Nearshore Marine Environments
12:45pm -2:00pm Field Work: Navarre Beach

Day 3 **Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:300am -4:00pm Field Work: The Estuarium, Dauphin Island Sea Lab/Dauphin Island

Day 4 Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Santa Rosa Extension Office
9:00am -2:00pm Video: Florida’s Estuarine Systems
Presentations: General/Coastal Birds, Invertebrates I, Fish and Ethics

Day 5 Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Escambia County Extension Office
9:00am -12:00pm Video: Coastal Systems and the Modern Human Environment
Presentations: Herptiles, Invertebrates II
12:00pm -3:00pm Field Work: TBA

Day 6

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location TBA

9:00am -1:30pm Final Project Presentations
Pot Luck Lunch
Award Ceremony

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