Workshop: Green Studies Immersion: Cape Florida State Park          

Course ID - CTD0488c

Short Title: G.S. Cape Florida   

 Audience   Faculty 
Length of Workshop:       6 hours (4 F2F hours and 2 post workshop hours)

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

Participants will learn about the natural and cultural history of Cape Florida State Park System, also called "Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area"
Participants will be expected to relate the workshop experience to their department or discipline and develop ways to incorporate concepts of ecological sustainability into their College work or current course.
Create a lesson or action incorporating environmental sustainability into their specific discipline or department - due to the director of the Earth Ethics institute within 3 weeks of the Immersion.  


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 Cape Florida State Park
  • Describe how state parks have ecological importance as well as historic cultural importance
  • Explain how humans can impact an ecosystem and how these impacts can be lessened
  • Describe various plant communities found in Cape Florida and their importance
  • Explain how natural phenomena such as hurricanes can be beneficial for ecosystems
  • Describe the partnerships between state county and federal agencies to preserve park resources
  • Describe some of the rare flora and fauna found in the Park
  • 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
  • Describe how Cape Florida State Park is part of South Florida's natural and historical heritage


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0488c 
Course Title: G.S Cape Florida 
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.