Miami-Dade County

February 20 - March 20, 2018
Registration closes at 10:00am on February 15, 2018
(Course Code: fs18-01)

Classroom Facility

Deering Estate: Main Visitor Center
16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Instructors Information

Leads: Ana Zangroniz, Florida Sea Grant Agent
Karen Solms , Visitor Services Manager-Deering Estate
Organizations: Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
Phone: 305-421-4017 (Ana)

Tentative Course Agenda (Revised Dates)

All classes located in the Visitor Center Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

Day 1 Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Welcome, Introductions, Course Overview, Paperwork
Final Group Project Discussion
Presentation: Ecology (Ana)

Day 2 Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm Classroom Topic - Birds with guest lecturer Kristen Hoss
Birds Activity

Day 3 Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm FIELD TRIP: Everglades National Park (Karen, Ana, NPS staff)

Day 4 Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm Guest lecture: Dr. Ed Metzger- Reptiles as an indicator of Everglades restoration

Day 5 Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm Guest lecture: Sergio Gonzalez - Amphibians

Day 6 Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00am - 2:00pm FIELD TRIP: Oleta River paddle (Karen, Ana)

Day 7 Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm


Day 8 Thursday, March 8, 2018
Exhibit Room
6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD

Day 9 Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Exhibit Room
6:30pm - 9:30pm TBD

Day 10 Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm Post-test, evaluations, project time

Day 11 Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm Final project presentations, Graduation

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