2016 Natural Systems Module

2016 Natural Systems Module


The Natural Systems Module brings participants to an understanding of what the Everglade ecosystem looks like from both a historic perspective and what it is now as well as interacting with those doing research on the flora and fauna of the region. This program is eligible for FBE CLE's. The registration fee covers materials, lunches and transportation.

NSM2016 Draft Agenda


Thursday, February 25, 2016 South Florida Natural Resource Center, Homestead & Everglades National Park
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Drive to Everglades National Park from SFWMD Headquarters.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Issues, Management and Research in Everglades National Park, Carol Mitchell, Assistant Director of Research, Everglades National Park (Invited)
11:30 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch in Homestead, FL
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Tour of Research Areas, Everglades National Park
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Drive back to West Palm Beach

Friday, February 25, 2016 ARM Loxahatchee NWR, Boynton Beach
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Drive to ARM Lox NWR
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome & Introduction - Stan Bronson, FEF
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Wading Bird Research in South Florida, Dr. Mark Cook, SFWMD
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM The LILA Project, Dr. Tom Dreschel and Eric Cline, SFWMD
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Walking tour of ARM Lox NWR Boardwalk
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Nutrients in the Natural System, Dr Melissa Martin, National Park Service, ARM Lox NWR
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Issues, Management and Monitoring of ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Rolf Olson, Superintendent, ARM Lox NWR
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Drive to Lox Airboat Tours
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Airboat Tour of WCA2, Lyle Thomas, Loxahatchee Airboat Tours
5:00 PM - Arrive back at SFWMD Headquarters