1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
CTD0488-7 Reference - North Campus Only
by Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve Staff
Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve Manager
The course will cover the natural and
cultural heritage of Biscayne Bay with an emphasis on the northern
part of the bay that lies within the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve.
Participants in this workshop will learn interactive strategies for
engaging students in the study of the natural and cultural heritage
of Biscayne Bay. The Aquatic Preserve system in the bay provides a
rich environment for learning about humans’ impact on natural
systems. People have altered the shoreline from midden-building by
the Tequesta to dredging for channels to filling for islands to our
current high rise, bay-view boom. Now there can be an awareness
that the bay’s waters are important to more than humans, as over 100
bottle-nosed dolphin, dozens of West Indian manatees, brown and
white pelicans, osprey, and diverse other species find food,
shelter, and places to reproduce in the bay. This workshop will
provide participants with opportunities to consider the ethical
implications of further development of bay shorelines, and the
personal and civic responsibilities inherent in inhabiting a
beautiful, but delicate, natural area.
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