Workshop: Green Studies Immersion: Mangrove Ecology

Course ID - CTD0488f 

Short Title: Mangrove Ecology   

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:        6 hours (4 F2F and 2 Post-Workshop hours)

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

This interdisciplinary Mangrove Ecology workshop will give MDC faculty/staff an overview of South Florida mangrove swamp ecology by providing direct field experiences in this unique ecosystem. Anthropogenic impacts will be stressed as will the interface of coastal and marine influences. Participating faculty will be given the tools to convey in their teaching the ecological, cultural and economic importance of South Florida mangrove habitats and the societal and ecological benefits of protecting this crucial ecosystem.

Evaluation will include completion of workshop and participant must develop a discipline specific lesson plan that incorporates key concepts of sustainability and/or importance of healthy ecosystems in support of human prosperity and survival. Lesson plan is due to the director of Earth Ethics Institute within three weeks of the workshop, and will be posted on the Earth Ethics webpage.

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

  • Describe a basic understanding of mangrove swamp ecology
  • Identify three true mangroves found in South Florida
  • Describe the role mangroves play in estuary ecology
  • Explain mangrove swamp food web and biodiversity
  • List the important ecosystem services provided by mangroves
  • Describe the historical and cultural impacts mangrove swamps have had on South Florida
  • List the anthropogenic causes and the ramifications of mangrove habitat loss
  • List the various governmental and grass roots organizations involved in protecting mangroves
  • Create a lesson exploring mangrove importance into his/her specific discipline


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



03/09/13 765885 F2F Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Key Biscayne Mike Matthews


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0488f  
Course Title: Mangrove Ecology 
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.