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Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve


1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Course ID - CTD0488-7       Reference - North Campus Only 

Facilitated by Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve Staff

Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve Manager
The course will cover the natural and cultural heritage of Biscayne Bay with an emphasis on the northern part of the bay that lies within the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve.  Participants in this workshop will learn interactive strategies for engaging students in the study of the natural and cultural heritage of Biscayne Bay.  The Aquatic Preserve system in the bay provides a rich environment for learning about humans’ impact on natural systems.  People have altered the shoreline from midden-building by the Tequesta to dredging for channels to filling for islands to our current high rise, bay-view boom.  Now there can be an awareness that the bay’s waters are important to more than humans, as over 100 bottle-nosed dolphin, dozens of West Indian manatees, brown and white pelicans, osprey, and diverse other species find food, shelter, and places to reproduce in the bay.  This workshop will provide participants with opportunities to consider the ethical implications of further development of bay shorelines, and the personal and civic responsibilities inherent in inhabiting a beautiful, but delicate, natural area.

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