Lee County

November 15 - December 13, 2017
Registration closes at 2:00pm on November 9, 2017
(Course Code: cs17-24)

Classroom Facility Information

Randell Research Center: Calusa Heritage Trail: Classroom
13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, FL 33945

Instructors Information

Cindy Bear, Coordinator
Organization: Randell Research Center
Phone: 239-283-6168
Email: clbear@ufl.edu
Website: floridamuseum.ufl.edu/index.php/rrc/home/

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm Classroom: Coastal Ecology, Invertebrates I with Hands-0n Shell Lab
Field: Estuary Wading Trip

Day 2 Friday, November 17, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm Classroom: Estuaries, Invertebrates II
Field: Calusa & Archaeology on the Calusa Heritage Trail


No Classes Week of November 20 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Day 3 Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm

Classroom: Coastal Birds, Coastal Fish, Marine Environments
Field: Calusa Heritage Trail Ospreys

Day 4 Friday, December 1, 2017
9:00am – 3:00pm Field Trip All Day: TigerTail Beach and Ten Thousand Islands
Topic: Coastal Birds and Beaches

Day 5

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

8:30am – 3:30pm Classroom: Upland Habitats, Reptiles and Amphibians, Interpretation
Field: Calusa Heritage Trail

Day 6

Friday, December 8, 2017

8:30am – 3:30pm Classroom: Nearshore Marine Systems, Coastal Ethics
Field: Commercial Fish House

Day 7

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

9:00am – 2:00pm Classroom: Final Project Presentations


Students should bring their lunch and beverage to each class.

Dates are final – topics and activities each class are subject to change.

Students will be provided advance notice and specific information before each class about attire and footwear.

The location is the Calusa Heritage Trail, which has a comfortable and non-climate controlled classroom
(no A.C., no heat but lots of windows and fans).

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