Monday, August 17th 2015
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Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Springs Field School
Runs through Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Time & Place
Wakulla Springs Lodge; 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute Presents
SPRINGS FIELD SCHOOL
Tuition: $ 1,850 plus University fees (3 credits)
Registration Link: https://usi.capd.fsu.edu/emc00/register.aspx?OrgCode=10&EvtID=14090&AppCode=REG
For more information, visit the Calendar of Events page of our website: www.FloridaSpringsInstitute.org/events
Florida’s artesian (deep groundwater) springs are an important natural resource, providing the basis for extensive wildlife support and human recreation. These springs and the Floridan Aquifer that feeds them are under increasing threats from human activities. A growing awareness of these problems is leading to a rapid increase in demand for knowledge about the chemistry, biology, and ecology of springs to be used for improved resource management. As an answer to that need, Florida Springs Institute ihas planned a comprehensive course that will provide an overview of the current understanding of how springs are a product of their environmental surroundings and how they respond to management decisions.
The Florida Springs Field School will be scheduled for six days of lectures and field trips.The Field School will be held at the Wakulla Springs Lodge, conveniently located just outside of Tallahassee, Florida. The Lodge includes lecture space, dining facilities, comfortable rooms (included in tuition), and access to nearby Wakulla Springs. Field trips are tentatively planned to Wakulla Springs and the nearby Wakulla and St. Marks rivers. The first day of the school, Monday, August 13, will start at 10 AM with check-in and room 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 Monday’s lunch. The Springs Field School will end with check-out after lunch at 1 PM on Thursday, August 20.
Enrollment for this course is available though the Florida State University to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University for the summer 2015 semester. There is a $500 non-refundable deposit payable to FSU through the Center for Academic & Professional Development due by May 29, 2015. The remaining balance ($1,350) and university fees are due by July 24, 2015 through University Financial Services. To pay your deposit, click on the registration link provided on the event page located at www.FloridaSpringsInstitute.org. Current FSU students must register with their FSU email address and their student records contact information. If you are a student at an institution other than Florida State University, immediately following registering, you are also required to complete and submit the Transient Student Form to the address on the form. Please see the event website for further enrollment details.
Who should take this course?
Undergraduate and graduate students studying biological sciences, chemistry, oceanography, environmental science, geology, or those who have an interest in learning more about springs.
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