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2019 CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE: Mondays, Feb. 4 - Mar. 18

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Mounts Botanical Garden

531 North Military Trail

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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TREAT YOURSELF TO A UNIQUE LEARNING ADVENTURE:

Imagine walking through native habitats with distinctive flora and fauna that you have not experienced before….

Once again, Audubon Everglades is offering a seven-week Conservation Stewardship Training Course, an exciting educational opportunity to explore the beautiful natural habitats surrounding us in Palm Beach County. The course will run on consecutive Mondays, from February 4 to March 18, 2019, from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

Fifteen expert instructors will engage participants in understanding how five fragile Florida habitats sustain plants, birds and wildlife, cope with invasive flora and fauna, manage species of concern, and adapt to growth and climate change. They will also explain the function and importance of the Greater Everglades ecosystem.

This basic environmental education course will include field exploration, complemented by classroom study, an advocacy component and special presentations during the provided catered lunch each Monday. Throughout, stewards will be guided in developing a personal plan of action that will empower them to aid and advocate for their environment.

To bring you this experience, Audubon Everglades is partnering with the PBC UF/IFAS Extension, with support from Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Loggerhead Marinelife Center and PBC Environmental Resources Management.


This Conservation Stewardship Training Course is open to the public, so be sure to tell your conservation-minded friends.


IF THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, ASK TO BE PUT ON A WAITLIST: email: stewardship@auduboneverglades.org or call (561) 876-8815.


WEEKLY COURSE TOPICS AND LOCATIONS

Mondays, 9am-1:30pm from February 4 to March 18, 2019:

February 4 (Week 1) ECOLOGICAL OVERVIEW of GREATER EVERGLADES INCLUDING PALM BEACH COUNTY and POLLINATORS IN A BUTTERFLY GARDEN - Location: UF/IFAS Extension at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

February 11 (Week 2) FRESHWATER WETLANDS - Location: Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL

February 18 (Week 3) PINE FLATWOODS - Location: Cypress Creek Natural Area, Jupiter, Florida - Classroom Location: Jupiter Farm Park, 16655 Jupiter Farms Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

February 25 (Week 4) SCRUB - Location: Yamato Scrub Natural Area, 601 Clint Moore Rd, Boca Raton, FL - Classroom Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton, 2601 St Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL

March 4 (Week 5) BEACHES AND DUNES - Location: Juno Dunes Natural Area, 14501 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408 Classroom Location: Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

March 11 (Week 6) ESTUARIES AND HAMMOCKS - Location: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 - Classroom Location: First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, 635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

March 18 (Week 7) CONSERVATION ADVOCACY - Location: UF/IFAS Extension at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL


To See Syllabus with More Information Click Here


Course Cost: $98.00 provides a catered lunch each Monday.

*If you are a current “Friend of Audubon Everglades” member prior to registration and complete this course (which means attending six of the seven sessions, including the last session), a $15 discount will be after completion of the course.

This class will be capped at twenty-seven participants.

Scholarship Opportunity for College Students

We are offering scholarships for college students to be able to take this course free of charge. If you are a college student or you know one who would be interested, this application is to be completed and submitted by January 16, 2019.

Scholarship Application

Save This Date: The Monday after this course ends, we will be sponsoring a Marine Debris Symposium to explain the problems with plastics for birds and marine life and what we, as citizens, can do to help. Current and former Stewards, as well as anyone on this waiting list, will be invited to attend. Keep March 25, 2019, from 9am to 1pm, available on your calendar.

If you have questions or wish to be put on the waitlist, email:

stewardship@auduboneverglades.org or call: 561-876-8815.


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