Thu, Oct 9 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)
This class covers the ecology, geology, and economic importance of the Apalachicola Bay Estuary. Learn about the habitats
found in the bay, the fascinating plants and animals that inhabit the estuary, plus regulatory and conservation issues. Be
prepared to spend part of the day in the classroom and the afternoon on our boat, the "Tideline" trawling, sampling bottom
sediments, and exploring life in the oyster beds.
Tue Oct 28 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)
This class includes the various island habitats, common plants
and animals, waves and currents, hurricanes, human impacts,
island and dune formation, erosion and regulatory issues. Dr.
Christopher Williams with the Florida Geological Survey is
scheduled to lead the geology segment of this course and Plant
Taxonomist Dr. Loren Anderson, Professor Emeritus at FSU, will
lead the ecological field study in the afternoon at the St.
George Island State Park where we will seine in the Gulf,
explore beach and the intertidal benthic habitats, and examine
interesting plants and animals.
Nov 6 (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
relaxed conversation with scientists and managers about
lionfish. Beverages and food are available for purchase.
Thu, Nov 13 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)
This class explores the ecology, geology, and natural history of the rivers and floodplains of the Florida
Panhandle focused mainly on the Apalachicola River and Floodplain. Other types of river systems will also be
discussed. Learn about the rich diversity of animals and plants found in the river and surrounding floodplain
of the Apalachicola system and their connection to the bay. Be prepared to spend part of the day in the
classroom and part in the field on our boat, the "Tideline" exploring the river and walking in the floodplain.