2020 CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE

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Mounts Botanical Garden

531 North Military Trail

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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2020 CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP TRAINING COURSE

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IF YOU TRY TO REGISTER, AND THIS EVENT IS “SOLD OUT,” PLEASE ASK TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST: Email: stewardship@auduboneverglades.org or call (561) 876-8815.

THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IS STILL AVAILABLE. SCROLL DOWN TO APPLY

TREAT YOURSELF TO A UNIQUE LEARNING ADVENTURE:

Imagine walking through native habitats with distinctive flora and fauna that you have never experienced…

Once again, Audubon Everglades is offering this 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 3 to March 16, 2020, 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 catered lunch provided 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.

WEEKLY COURSE TOPICS AND LOCATIONS

Mondays, 9am-1:30pm

From February 3 to March 16, 2020:

February 3 (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 10 (Week 2) FRESHWATER WETLANDS - Location: Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL

February 17 (Week 3) PINE FLATWOODS - Location: Cypress Creek Natural Area, Jupiter, Florida - Classroom Location: Jupiter Farm Park, 16655 Jupiter Farms Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

February 24 (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 2 (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 9 (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 16 (Week 7) CONSERVATION ADVOCACY - Location: UF/IFAS Extension at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL

Course Cost: $98.00 (includes seven catered lunches)

This class will be capped at twenty-seven participants.

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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, 2020.

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The Monday after the course ends, March 30, 2020 from 9am to 1:30pm, we will be sponsoring a Climate Symposium on the problems that Climate Change pose to humans, birds, wildlife, sea life, coral reefs, plants, and the environment and what we, as citizens, can do to help. Current and former Stewards, as well as anyone on the waitlist, will be invited to attend.

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

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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West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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