Collier County

January 9-30, 2018
Course Full.
(Course Code: cs18-01)

Classroom Facility Information

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Environmental Learning Center: Buttonwood Classroom
300 Tower Road, Naples, FL, 34113

Instructors Information

Leads: David Graff, Education Specialist and Sarah Falkowski, Education Coordinator
Associates: Renee Wilson, Communications Coordinator and Randy McCormick, Naturalist Guide
Guest Speaker: Jessica McIntosh, Coastal Training Coordinator
Organization: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Phone: 239-593-5970 (David)
Email: david.graff@dep.state.fl.us
Website: www.rookerybay.org



Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, January 9, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm Introductions, Pre-test, Paperwork.
Reserve overview/map, ELC tour
Video/discussion: Interpretation
Presentation: Interpretation
Final project discussion
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm Presentation: Ethics
Video/discussion: Human Society
Presentation: Coastal Ecology
Final Project discussion and work time


Day 2 Thursday, January 11, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm

Meet @ FWC Field Office (Shell Island Rd.)
Field Trip: Briggs boardwalk tour
Presentation: Uplands

12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm Video/discussion: Estuarine systems

Presentations: Marine/Estuarine Habitats and Herptiles



Day 3 Tuesday, January 16, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm Meet at Shell Island Road RBNERR Field Station
Video/discussion: Beach and dune systems
Field Trip: Cannon/Sea Oat/Keewaydin Islands
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm Presentations: Coastal Birds, Binoc demo/practice and General birds


Day 4 Thursday, January 18, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm Meet at location TBA

Field Trip: Mudflat and/or seining.  Location TBA
Project Work Time

12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm Presentation: Inverts 1
Video/discussion: Nearshore environment
Presentation: Inverts 2


Day 5 Tuesday, January 23, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm Meet at Shell Island Road RBNERR Field Station
Field Trip: Trawl
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm Presentations: Saltwater fish and Mammals
Project work time


Day 6 Tuesday, January 30, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm Meet at ELC Auditorium
Post-test and evaluation

Final Project Presentations
12:00pm – 1:30pm Graduation Potluck Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm Final Project Presentations
Graduation

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Lunches are on your own. Please bring your lunch so we can maximize class time. 

Please remember that weather in Florida is notoriously unpredictable; be prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable on field trips (hat, sunscreen, insect repellant of choice, rain or cold weather gear, etc.)   

A water fountain and vending machine are available on site.




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