2017 Natural Systems Module

2017 Natural Systems Module

2017 Natural Systems Module
March 29-30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL

7:30 AM  Leave SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, WPB and travel to South Florida Natural Resources Center, Homestead 

9:30 AM Introduction to Research at Everglades National Park - Robert Johnson, Director, SFNRC

10:15 AM  Wading Birds as Indicators for Ecosystem Health - Dale Gawlik, Professor, Florida Atlantic University

11:00 AM  Invasive Species in South Florida

12:00 PM Lunch at Taco Toro, Homestead

1:30 PM Tour of Anhinga Trail - Carol Mitchell, Deputy Director, SFNRC

3:30 PM Leave Everglades National Park 

5:15 PM Arrive SFWMD Headquarters

Thursday, March 30, ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, FL

8:30 AM Welcome and orientation - Stan Bronson, Executive Director, Florida Earth Foundation

8:45 AM Description of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades System - TBA

9:30 AM - Soil and Water Chemistry - Samira Daroub, Research Scientist, UF Everglades Research & Education Center

10:15 AM - Break

10:30 AM - Alligators as an Indicator Species - Laura Brandt, Senior Scientist, US Fish & Wildlife Service

11:45 AM - Management Challenges of Loxahatchee NWR - Rolf Olson, Refuge Manager, Loxhatchee ARM NWR

12:30 PM - Lunch on the Boardwalk

1:00 PM - Tour of the Boardwalk

1:30 PM - Orientation for LILA - Eric 

2:00 PM - Visit LILA

3:00 PM - Travel to Loxahatchee Airboat Tours

3:30 PM - Tour of Water Conservation Area II - Lyle Thomas, Loxhatchee Airboat Tours