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Biscayne National Park


8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Course ID - CTD0486
(4 hours of Professional Development Credit for Faculty)

Facilitator TBA
The course covers history of the Biscayne National Park and surrounding areas, and gives an overview of local ecosystems including shoreline to reef line, upland habitats of off-shore islands, as well as inshore seagrass and mangrove forest communities. Canoes will be used to explore mangrove areas and observe their micro-communities, and visits to a flood control structure and a water quality laboratory will be made. Resource management case studies will be presented related to the nearby landfill (Mount Trashmore), Turkey Point Power Plant, Homestead Airforce Base, Stiltsville, a lobster sanctuary, natural and artificial reefs, the North American Crocodile, and the Schaus Swallowtail.

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