Registration deadline fast approaching for Wekiwa Field School
When: August 28-30
Where: Wekiwa Springs State Park Youth Camp, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712
Who: Dr. Robert L. Knight (instructor), with guest lecturers
Cost*: $315 (Florida Springs Institute members), $350 (non-members)
$100 non-refundable deposit due by August 21; Wekiwa Springs State Parks Rangers attend free of charge
The Wekiwa Field School is a course in applied and theoretical aspects of the ecology and management of Florida’s artesian springs. It is \ offered through the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) and not affiliated with any university. It is open to anyone with an interest in Florida’s water resources from a science, management, or administrative perspective and for those who wish to develop or sharpen their understanding of aquatic ecology in general. Information from all related physical, chemical, biological, and economic disciplines will be integrated to allow an understanding and appreciation of the role that springs play in overall support for Florida’s natural and human ecologies. This course should be of interest to ecologists, environmental scientists, water resources engineers, natural resource managers, and those practicing environmental law.
The Florida Springs Field School is scheduled for three days of lectures and field trips. The Springs Field School will be held at the Wekiva Springs State Park Youth Camp facilities that include a lecture hall, dining hall, overnight cabins, and a swimming pool and conveniently located just north of Orlando, Florida. Field trips are tentatively planned to Wekiwa and Rock Springs. The first day of the school (Friday, August 28) will start at 9 AM with check in and cabin assignment. Each succeeding day will consist of about four hours of field visits and four hours of lectures with breaks for meals. All meals will be provided starting with Friday’s lunch. The Springs Field School will end with check-out at 4 PM on Sunday, August 30.
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