Palm Beach County

April 30 - May 18, 2019
Full. Contact instructor for wait list
(Course Code: CR19-05)

Classroom Facility Information

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC)
14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Instructors Information

Lead and Contact: Hannah Campbell, Director of Education,
Organization: Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Phone: 561-818-0227

Lead: Chris Lockhart, Field Biologist, Plant Ecologist and Environmental Educator, Habitat Specialists, Inc.
Associate: Molly Sims, Advanced Master Naturalist, Retired Educator  and
Assistant: Rebecca Doughtery, Regulatory Specialist with Palm Beach County

Guest Speakers: Katie Grablow, Senior Scientist, Ecological Associates Inc (EAI)
Susan Noel, WildPine Laboratory Manager, Loxahatchee River District
Dr. Rachel Harris, Senior Scientist, Loxahatchee River District
Carolyn Beisner, Senior Environmental Analyst, Palm Beach County Env. Resources Management

Tentative Course Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm Ice-breaker, Intro host site, pre-test, course dynamics, paperwork
7:30pm - 8:30pm Introduction to Living Shoreline PPT
8:30pm - 9:00pm Introduction to Salt Marshes; learning objectives, overview, discussion: Prep for
Thursday evening lecture & activity

Day 2 Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm Salt Marsh Restoration Guest Speaker Presentation and Q&A
7:00pm - 9:00pm Salt Marsh PPT Presentation
9:00pm - 9:15pm Questions, discussion, field trip information: Prep for Saturday field trip

Day 3 Saturday, May 4, 2019  
9:00am - 11:30am PBC Living Shorelines Field Trip: Jewel Cove & Bryant Park
11:30am - 12:00pm Travel Back to LMC
12:00pm - 1:00pm Working Lunch w/ Guest Speaker:
Seagrass and Coral Reef Restoration in S. Florida
1:00pm- 1:30pm Cleaning up our shoreline: Impacts of marine debris presentation & tour of Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC
1:30pm - 2:00pm Discussion, questions, prep for T evening lecture and activities

Day 4 Tuesday, May 7, 2019  
6:00pm - 8:00pm Oyster Reefs PowerPoint Presentation
8:00pm - 8:30pm Oyster Bagging activity in LMC Outdoor Learning Lab (field trip prep)
8:30pm - 9:00pm Questions, discussion, field trip information: Prep for Saturday field trip

Day 5 Saturday, May 11, 2019  
8:30am - 11:30am Loxahatchee River Field Trip, PBC Oyster Restoration Site
11:30am - 11:45am Travel Back to LMC
11:45am - 1:14pm Working Lunch w/ Mangrove PPT Presentation
1:45pm - 2:00pm Discussion & prep for Mangrove field trip

Day 6 Saturday, May 18, 2019  
9:00am - 11:30am Fullerton Island Kayak Excursion, PBC Restoration Site
11:30am - 12:00pm Return to LMC
12:00pm - 1:15pm Mangrove potting and planting activity in LMC Outdoor Learning Lab & Nursery
1:15pm - 2:00pm Post Test & Evaluation & Graduation

Course Guidelines

Classroom Presentations: Classroom” means we are at Loggerhead Marinelife Center unless otherwise instructed. In the classroom, it might be a little cool—please, dress accordingly.

Flexible Schedule - Agenda Details are Subject to Change:
  • 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).

Food & Drinks! Please, absolutely no polystyrene (Styrofoam) containers—violators have to bring snacks to the hungry class the next day. Food and drinks are allowed in the classroom. As a participant in this class, you will receive a reusable bamboo cutlery set to be used throughout the course. Please, no single use cutlery or water bottles during your time in class (if you don’t know why, you will after this course)!

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. Violators have to bring snacks to the hungry class the next day.

Field Trips:

Field Trip Locations & Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to verify field information. Preparation for field trips will take place at the end of the prior class. Transportation and lunches are not included, however we encourage each participant to bring a potluck snack to lunch for one of the meet-ups! Carpooling is not required, but in the name of our planet, always encouraged.

Water is Required to be Carried with You – No Exceptions.
Bring: water, snacks, field ID books, notepad and pen, binoculars, insect repellent, towels and a change of clothes (spare shoes/socks/pants/shirt).
• 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.
• 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.
Required: Always Wear Close-toed Shoes. The field trails are not always level or easy to travel; some plants have thorns; there may be poison ivy; fire ants, etc. Open-toed shoes are not acceptable to be worn in the field.
• 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).
• It might be very hot on our field trips—please, dress accordingly.

Attendance Policy:

  • You cannot miss more than 4.5 hours (20% of the 24 contact hours) This is a FMNP policy and cannot be modified by the Instructor.
  • To receive certification, the 4.5 hours or less missed must be made up by completing an assignment of equal time and content. Approval of the Instructor is required.
  • If total hours missed exceeds 4.5 hours, certification is not possible regardless of material made up.
  • All absences should be discussed with the instructor in advance. In case of emergencies, please notify Instructor as soon as possible.

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