Volusia County

February 2 - March 9, 2018
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
(Course Code: cs18-02)

Classroom Facility Information

Marine Discovery Center (MDC): Lab
520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Instructors Information

Lead: Chad Truxall, Executive Director
Associate: Charity Jackson
Assistant: Lisa Mickey
Organization: Marine Discovery Center
Phone: 386-428-4828
Email: charity@marinediscoverycenter.org (Charity)
Website: www.marinediscoverycenter.org

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Friday, February 2, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm Classroom – Ethics and Interpretation
Field Trip (on boat) Intro Eco Tour

Day 2 Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm Classroom – Invertebrates and Herpetiles
Field Trip (on boat)- Invertebrate Discoveries

Day 3 Friday, February 16, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm Classroom – Fish and Plankton
Field Trip (on boat) – Seine netting and Fish ID

Day 4 Friday, February 23, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm Classroom – Ecology and Habitat
Field Trip - Canaveral National Seashore

Day 5 Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm Classroom – Birds and Mammals
Field Trip – Water Quality and Habitats, Kayaking/Salt Marsh Tour

Day 6 Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00am – 4:30pm Classroom - Final Project Presentations


Students should bring their lunch and refillable water bottle to each class 

Dates are final – topics and activities each class are subject to change.  A more detailed schedule will be sent out to registered students as the start date approaches.

Field Trips – Be prepared to get wet. Please bring a towel, change of clothes, close-toe shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, water and a sense of adventure!

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