Workshop:  Green Studies Immersion: Everglades National Park

Course ID - CTD0488

Short Title: Green Studies: F

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty
Length of Workshop:    8 hours
Prerequisite None

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

Description: The goal of the course is to give faculty an overview of basic South Florida ecology and hydrology by providing direct field experiences in this unique ecosystem. Participants will then be able to teach their students to understand their water use and environmental responsibilities as citizens of South Florida. After a session in the Park's Visitor Center with a Park Naturalist, participants will walk paved, boardwalk, or dirt trails and visit an alligator hole, a cypress dome, the critically endangered pine rocklands, a tropical hardwood hammock, a mangrove forest, the coastal prairie, and the sawgrass Everglades plant communities. During the entire workshop, participants will learn how to tune their senses to improve their innate observational skills. Participants will be expected to relate this workshop experience to their discipline and develop ways to incorporate basic concepts of ecology, conservation and environmental economics into their current course objectives.  


 As a result of participating, individuals will be able to:

  • Describe South Florida's natural environment from a day-long immersion in one of the nation's most important national parks
  • Explain the importance of surface and ground water flow to urban and natural areas and to the South Florida economy
  • Describe some of the Federal and State efforts to conserve biodiversity through habitat and wildlife management
  • Express an understanding of the interconnectedness of humans and the natural environment through observation of food webs and human interactions with Park flora and fauna
  • Know how to develop appropriate teaching strategies within disciplines that promote the concept of interconnectedness, an understanding of the relationship of economics to the environment, and give expression to the experience of relationship between Spirit, aesthetics and the environment



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0488
Course Title: Green Studies: F
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.  

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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

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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.