Palm Beach County
January 16 - February 27, 2018
Registration closes at 5:00pm on January 14, 2018.
(Course Code: fs18-07)
Class Facilities Information
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: Visitor Center
10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Visitor Center (JDSP): Visitor Center
16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL, 33455
Lead: Chris Lockhart, Field Biologist, Plant Ecologist and Educator, Founder of Habitat Specialists, Inc.
Associates: Molly Sims, Advanced Master Naturalist, Retired Educator
Caroline Hanes, PWS, Wetland Biologist
Sam Dorfman, Grassy Waters Preserve, Environmental Education Supervisor
Mary Crider, Grassy Waters Preserve, Environmental Education Coordinator
Organization: Habitat Specialists, Inc.
Phone: 561-738-1179 (Chris)
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (Loxahatchee NWR)|
|8:30am - 4:30pm||Ice-breaker, pre-test, etc.
|Powerpoints – Ecology, Woody Plants, Interpretation
|Video - Florida's Swamps|
|Field trips at the Refuge orientation hikes – Cypress swamp,
LILA with Eric Cline, SFWMD
|Day 2||Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (Loxahatchee NWR)|
|8:30am - 4:30pm||Field trip – Wakodahatchee Wetlands with Dr. Tom Poulson
|Powerpoints – Herbaceous Plants, Amphibians, Water Birds
|Video - Florida's Marshes|
|Day 3||Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (Loxahatchee NWR)|
|8:30am - 4:30pm||Field trip – Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area|
|Powerpoints – Reptiles, General Birds|
|Video – Florida’s Lakes, Rivers and Springs|
No class on February 6th or 13th
|OPTIONAL|| Saturday, February 17, 2018 (Grassy Waters Preserve)
|9:30am – 11:30am||Grassy Waters Preserve – optional canoe trip.|
Meet at the canoe launch on the south side in the Nature Center parking lot,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
|Day 4|| Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (JD State Park)
|8:30am - 4:30pm||Field Trip – Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kitching Creek|
|Powerpoints – Invertebrates, Mammals, Fish|
|Activity: Dip netting|
|Day 5||Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (Loxahatchee NWR)|
|8:30am - 4:30pm||Recap|
|Powerpoint – Ethics|
|Video – Wetlands in the Human Landscape|
|Final Project Presentations|
Schedule and field trips are subject to change. Watch for updates.
*Grassy Waters Preserve has kindly offered a canoe trip to this class through their freshwater marsh. A real treat but attendance is not required to meet course requirements.