March 7 - April 11, 2018
Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
(Course Code: fs18-02)
Classroom Facility Information
Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Blair Audubon Center Classroom
375 Sanctuary Road , Naples, FL 34120
Lead: Sally Stein, Director of Public Programs
Assistants: Derek Day and Helen Day
Organization: National Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Phone: 239-348-9151 ext. 112
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Wednesday, March 7, 2018|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Welcome, Introductions, Course Overview, Paperwork, Objectives,
Final Group Project Discussion
Presentations: Environmental Interpretation, Ecology, and Eco-Heritage Tourism Ethics
|12:00pm - 12:45pm||Lunch Break (Bring your own lunch with you)|
|12:45pm - 3:45pm||Presentation: Herbaceous Wetlands
Videos: “History, Societal Perspectives” & “Florida’s Marshes
|Day 2||Monday, March 12, 2018|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Presentations: Amphibians, Reptiles, Freshwater Invertebrates, Freshwater Fish
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Lunch Break
Group Final Project Worktime
|12:45pm - 3:00pm||Presentation: Forested Wetlands
Outdoor Field Activity
|Day 3||Wednesday, March 14, 2018|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Presentation: Permanent Wetland Habitats
Videos: “Swamp Habitats” & “Permanent Wetland Habitats”
Group Final Project Work Time
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Lunch Break|
|12:30pm - 3:30pm||Field Trip: Swamp and Marsh Habitats at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary,
(bring water, binoculars, camera, comfortable walking shoes, and sun protection.)
|Day 4|| Monday, March 19, 2018
|8:00am - 11:00m||Group Final Project Discussion and Worktime
Presentations: Mammals, Birds
|11:00Am - 11:45am||Lunch Break|
|11:45am - 3:00pm||Field Trip (Optional): Swamp Habitat – Swamp Walk at Corkscrew
We will be walking in potential knee-deep water on uneven terrain for part of this field trip. We will be in the water for about 2 hours and .3 miles of the trip. Wear loose-fitting pants, and close-toed shoes (not waterproof) that you do not mind getting wet and dirty, bring sun protection and have a change of clothes/shoes ready for afterwards
|Day 5||Wednesday, March 28, 2018|
|8:00am - 2:30pm||Field Trip: Permanent Wetland and Marsh Habitats.
We will learn about the upper Corkscrew Watershed while visiting Lake Trafford
and the CREW Marsh Trail. Wear close-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting potentially wet and dirty. Bring Lunch, water, binoculars and sun protection.
|Day 6||Wednesday, April 11, 2018|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Group Final Project Presentation Prep/Set-up worktime|
|9:00am - 12:00pm||Group Final Project Presentations and Evaluation|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Lunch Break|
|12:30pm - 3:00pm||Group Final Project Presentations and Evaluation
Post-test, Class Evaluation & Graduation!
Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information.
Lunches are not included.
Transportation for field trips is not always included,
Carpooling is suggested in these circumstances.
Field Recommendations (Will be provided prior to each field trip):
Close-toed shoes, Water, and Sun Protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc) are always recommended.
Don’t wear perfume/cologne or use perfumed soap/body lotion before going out in the field.This may attract
more unwanted buzzing invertebrates known as mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems) and flies.Binoculars and cameras are recommended for most field trips except for the swamp walk field trip.