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Second Semester Syllabus (IDH 3006/4008) - Spring 2009


Jan. 9 9:45 - 3:00 Everglades Roadside Clean-up: East Everglades (Chekika)
In-service component: all-day Everglades Roadside Clean-up and Trail-trimming

Jan. 16 (NO CLASS) journal entry #1 due

Jan. 23 Birding at Taylor Slough (Dry Season) and the beginnings of ENP
Reading: The Swamp Chapters 14-16 pp.239-303
10:00 - 12:00 Anhinga Trail (Dry Season)
1:00 - 3:00 Gumbo Limbo Trail and Old Ingraham Highway

Jan. 30: (NO CLASS) journal entry #2 due

Feb. 6: SRAI Proposal Due - must be submitted online to

Feb. 13 The Hole in the Donut Restoration Project: Brazilian Pepper Removal
Reading: The Swamp Chapters 17-18 and Epilogue pp. 304-370
10AM - 12:00 Coe Visitor Center
1:00 - 3:30 Daniel Beard Research Center (west of Anhinga Trail Area)

Feb. 20: (NO CLASS) optional journal entry #3 due (Extra Credit)

Feb. 27 10:00 - 3:00 Shark Valley Bike Trip; meet at Shark Valley Visitor Center
Reading: Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Mar. 6: (NO CLASS) optional journal entry #4 due (Extra Credit)

Mar. 26
SRAI: FIU University Park Campus 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Poster set-up: 8:00-9:00 A.M. GC Center Ballroom
Poster Session: 3:00-4:00 P.M. GC Center Ballroom
Poster Breakdown: 5:00 P.M.

April 3
Poster Session at Main Visitor Center (10 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.)
Set-up: 9:30 - 10:00 A.M. Posters will remain in Visitor Center for 2 weeks.
General Discussion with park rangers after poster evaluations


Hiaasen, Carl. 2004. Skinny Dip. New York: Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). Paperback
ISBN-10: 0446695564
ISBN-13: 978-0446695565

Grunwald, Michael. 2006. The Swamp. The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-5105-9

Sibley, David Allen. 2003. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf . ISBN 067945120X


Alden, Peter et al. 1998. Or latest edition. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. New York: Knopf/Chanticleer Press. ISBN 0-679-44677-X

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