February 20-22, 2019
Registration closes at 10:00am on February 15, 2019
(Course Code: CR19-01)
Classroom Facilities Information
UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, FL 33030
Pelican Harbor Marina
1275 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Scienc (RSMAS): SUSTAIN Lab
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
Lead and Point of Contact: Ana Zangroniz, Florida Sea Extension Agent
Lead: Lisa Krimsky, Florida Sea Extension Agent
Organization: UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant
Phone: 305-421-4017 (Ana)
Tentative Course Agenda
|Day 1||Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (Miami-Dade Ext. Office)|
|9:00am - 9:45am||Welcome, Introductions, Course Overview, Paperwork|
|9:45am - 11:15am||Presentation: Living Shorelines Overview (Lisa Krimsky)|
|11:15am - 12:45pm||Presentation:Oysters (Ana Zangroniz)|
|12:45pm - 1:45pm||Lunch on your own, travel to TREC|
|1:45pm - 3:30pm||Field Activity: Oyster bagging|
|3:30pm - 3:45pm||Travel back to Extension Office|
|3:45pm - 5:15pm||Guest lecture: SE FL Shoreline Resiliency & Suitability Analysis
by Diana Mitsova, Florida Atlantic University
|5:15pm - 6:00pm||Debrief, overview of day 2, dismiss|
|Day 2||Thursday, February 21, 2019 (Pelican Harbor Marina)|
|9:00am - 9:15am||Day 1 Review|
|9:15am - 10:45am||Presentation: Mangroves (Ana Zangroniz)|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||Presentation: Salt Marsh (Lisa Krimsky)|
|12:15pm - 1:30pm||Lunch on your own, travel to Oleta River State Park|
|1:30pm - 5:00pm||Field trip: Oleta River State Park paddle. Mangrove restoration discussion.
Guest: Josh Mahoney or DERM representative - TBD
|5:00pm - 6:00pm||Final discussion, debrief, prep for day three|
|Day 3||Friday, February 21, 2019 (UM RSMAS campus)|
|9:00am - 9:15am||Day 2 Review|
|9:15am - 10:15am||Tour of SUSTAIN lab with Dr. Brian Haus and/or Jane Carrick. SUSTAIN lab facility houses wave tank capable of generating hurricane-force winds. Group will observe and learn about experiments being conducted examining shoreline resiliency|
|10:15am - 11:15am||Guest lecture: Rescue-A-Reef program by Jane Carrick. Coral reef restoration program with citizen science components based in Miami-Dade County.|
|11:15am - 12:15pm||Lunch on your own and travel to Virginia Key restoration site|
|12:15pm - 4:30pm||Field trip: Hardwood hammock tour with Brian Diaz, Invasive species removal and sea oat planting at Frost Museum MUVE salt marsh restoration site.
Guests: Shannon Jones & Brian Diaz
|4:30pm - 5:30pm||Activity: Living Shorelines design|
|5:30pm - 6:00pm||Final discussion, post-test, evaluation|
Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances (this rarely happens). It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Transportation and lunches are not included.
Course Time Schedule does not include travel time, except between AM & PM classes.
Missing a class or a field trip:
- You cannot miss a classroom session or field trip session and still become certified.
- If you miss a session, the University of Florida will not issue you a certification for this class, but please keep coming to as many sessions as possible…this is your course.
Student Carpooling is Necessary for Field Trips and is up to students to arrange.
- The schedule times listed are as close as possible, but we need you to be flexible.
- We probably will not get out early; however, we may run late. We will try to stick to the listed times, but please arrange your schedule so that the class can be flexible.
- Course time schedule does not include your travel time (except between AM & PM classes).
Cell Phones: They are fine to use outside of class. Please don’t allow them to ring during classroom sessions or on field trips. Talk on the gadgets during break time, lunchtime, before and after class.
- Don’t wear perfume/cologne or use perfumed soap/body lotion before going in the field. This may attract more unwanted buzzing invertebrates like mosquitoes, midges (no see ‘ems), flies.
- There are insects (including mosquitoes), spiders, and snakes outdoors. Hopefully, we will see many of these beautiful creatures. Always watch where you are putting your hands and feet. Use your brain before your body.
- Be aware that typically you will be experiencing a variety of environments. For your comfort, always bring a spare change of clothes.
- Wear: layered clothes, long sleeves and pants, hiking boots or appropriate foot wear for the day’s field trip, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent (especially on feet/legs). Long pants and long sleeves help you avoid scratches from plants and possible direct contact with poison ivy.
- Wear Only Closed-toe Shoes. No sandals, flip flops, etc. The field trails are not always level or easy to travel.
- It might be very warm or very cool on our field trips—please, dress accordingly
Suggested field items:Bring: water, snacks, field ID books, notepad and pen, binoculars, insect repellent, towels and a complete change of clothes (spare shoes/socks/pants/shirt).