Learn about Florida's coastal shoreline ecosystems and how they can and should be restored. Course includes three field trips and in-depth information about oysters, mangroves, and salt marshes. Registration required and space is limited!
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
Tentative Course Schedule:
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
Registration ends February 15th. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Register here: https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/CR19-01.html