Workshop: Deering Estate at Cutler          

Course ID - CTD0487b

Short Title: Deering Estate    

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       6 hours (4 F-2-F hrs and 2 post workshop hrs)

Participants in this immersion will explore the natural and cultural history of the Deering Estate at Cutler. It will include three components: a tour of the Richmond Cottage and Stone House, a short hike on the Tekesta Trail, and a visit to the footpath that, near the end of the 19th century, became the first Cutler Road. Participants will learn about the first hotel between coconut Grove and Key West and the history of the settlers from around 1896 through 1927.  They will visit the Cutler Burial Mound and learn about the Tekesta - a native American people who canoed the waters of Biscayne Bay and hunted on the land known today as the Deering Bay Estate at Cutler.
Participants will be expected to relate the workshop experience to their academic disciplines and to draft a written proposal on ways to incorporate concepts of ecological sustainability into their current work or course objectives.  Due within three weeks to the director of Earth Ethics Institute.


* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe some accessible natural areas in our bioregion that are available to students 
  • Explain the historical importance of the Deering Estate at Cutler
  • Describe Native Americans who lived in the Miami area
  • Explain the depth and complexity of coexistence of humans, regional plants and wildlife
  • Identify the habitat value of tropical hardwood and pine rockland ecosystems
  • Describe how their values of ecological sustainability have been clarified as a result of experiencing Green Studies Immersion workshop
  • Explain how to integrate principles of Earth Literacy that stress connections between humans and the natural world into curriculum


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0487b 
Course Title: Deering Estate  
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.