Summer 2018: Sustainability Leadership

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Sustainability Leadership

Course: BIOL/OEAS/IDS 467, BIOL/OEAS 567 (three credits)
CRNs: 35510, 35861, 35874, 35855, 35856
Course title: Sustainability Leadership
Instructors: Dr. Hans-Peter Plag, Dr. Tatyana Lobova, Dr. Eddie Hill
Term: Summer 2018 (season 1)
Time: Mondays and Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: BAL 2068 -- SRC 1009

Fieldwork Week


The service learning requires a week of fieldwork in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park area. The preliminary schedule for the week is:

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018: Travel to Key Largo
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018: Reconnaissance and preparation of fieldwork, shopping for material
  • Monday, June 11, 2018: 8:00-5:00: Trip to Everglades
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018: 8:00-11:00: Service project at State Park; 12:00-4:00 Snorkeling.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 8:00-10:00 Crocodile Lake NWR; From 10:00: Key Largo woodrat and Key Largo cotton mouse. 1:00 - 6:00 PM: Working on report, presentations and board game
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Boat trip to Joe Bay. 1:00-2:00 PM: Meeting with, and presentation by, Jerry Lorenz, Audubon. 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Working on report, presentations and board game
  • Friday, June 15, 2018: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Stakeholder meeting preparations. 1:00-5:00 PM Stakeholder meeting.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018: Travel back to Norfolk

Fieldwork preparations

June is a month with extremely high mosquito pressure in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park, particularly in some areas where fieldwork will be conducted. Therefore it is important that all participants have clothing that protects against mosquito bits. A bug jacket is mandatory and bug pants are recommended. For bug jackets, see for example the bug jacket offered at Amazon.v