Workshop: Green Studies Immersion: Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve

Course ID - CTD0488-7         

Short Title: Green Studies: K     

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       3 hours 
Prerequisite     none

Participants in this workshop will learn hands-on interactive strategies for engaging students in the study of the natural and cultural heritage of Biscayne Bay.  The Aquatic Preserve system in the bay provides a rich environment for learning about humans’ impact on natural systems.  People have altered the shoreline from midden-building by the Tequesta to dredging for channels to filling for islands to our current high rise, bay-view boom.  Now there can be an awareness that the bay’s waters are important to more than humans, as over 100 bottle-nosed dolphin, dozens of West Indian manatees, brown and white pelicans, osprey, and diverse other species find food, shelter, and places to reproduce in the bay.  This workshop will provide participants with opportunities to consider the ethical implications of further development of bay shorelines, and the personal and civic responsibilities inherent in inhabiting a beautiful, but delicate, natural area

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


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

  • Describe some of the benefits to Miami-Dade county’s residents and visitors offered by Biscayne Bay.
  • Explain how humans can impact the bay and how these impacts can be lessened.
  • Describe a plant community in Biscayne Bay and its importance.
  • Describe an animal that spends part or all of its life in Biscayne Bay and how it interacts with its bay habitat.
  • Describe some of the rare flora and fauna found in the bay.
  • Explain the importance of the biodiversity of the bay’s flora and fauna.
  • Describe the role of human stewardship of the bay and why it is necessary.
  • List and explain some examples of historical human interaction with the bay.
  • Describe how Biscayne Bay is part of South Florida’s natural heritage.




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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0488-7
Course Title: Green Studies: K
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.