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Applications due March 15, 2018
Due to the success of the H20 to Go! Connections program, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center is offering the opportunity to participate in a summer residential program that furthers develop student experiences in South Florida. The program again offers dual enrollment credits as with H20 to Go! Connections.
FAU Pine Jog has partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University to offer one week-long, residential program focusing on research and field studies being conducted on Florida’s West Coast to complement the first H2O experience. The program is known as H2O to Go! Restorations and is be offered summer 2018.
During this second week-long program, students will enhance their understanding on the interconnectedness of South Florida Ecosystems by studying areas on the West Coast of Florida. They will be given the opportunity to meet and work with scientist and professionals in the field of restoration science from the Everglades.
Florida Gulf Coast University Vester Field Station. Students will be accommodated at the Vester Field Station which will provide the base of operations for all activities on the West Coast. The Field Station is part of FGCU and will be supported by FGCU professors and staff. Students will be given the opportunity to take boats and canoes to various study locations in the waterways in the area.
Estero Bay. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in marine research in the bay and explore the many facets of the unique ecosystems and how it was impacted during the 2010 Deep Horizon Oil Spill.
Caloosahatchee River. Similar to the waterways on the east coast, the Caloosahatchee River directs water from Lake Okeechobee to the west. Students will learn about impacts on the coast to the environment and industry,
Everglades Restoration Area. Students will experience some of the impacted areas on the West Coast and hike through areas of restoration with scientists and researchers.
The Conservancy of South West Florida. The Conservancy Science and Research Department works to enhance student understanding of ecosystems and associated wildlife in Southwest Florida.
This program is offered to all incoming 10th -12th grade students that have completed H20 Connections. High School students that complete the week and all associated assignments under course EDG 4930 Everglades Restorations. A Research and Fieldwork approach, will receive three undergraduate credits.Students may have more than one EDG 4930: Special Topics Course on their transcript.
Spaces are limited. Only 24 students ( 12 males/ 12 females) will be able to register for the program. Early applications will be successful and there will be a waiting list created for those who apply after the program has reached capacity.
Registrations should be mailed to: Christopher Hill, 6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
The cost for the program is $595 made payable once we have confirmed receipt of your application and acceptance into the program. FAU transportation and owl card fees are NOT included ($42.04).
Please contact Christopher Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-686-6600