6767 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne, FL 33149https://www.mdc.edu/earthethicsinstitute/facultystaff/pd/ #MDCChangemakerweek
Offering six hours of professional development credit for faculty and staff, this offsite immersion for faculty and staff explores the nearshore habitats found in Southeast Florida. Participants will experience first-hand such habitats as the maritime hammock, beach sand dune, beach intertidal zone, and shallow water seagrass bed. Various species of plants and animals will be identified and discussed, as well as the ecology and conservation of fragile nearshore ecosystems. Sustainable development and Earth Literacy will provide a lens to focus our exploration, and changemaking education will provide a call to action to help preserve the biodiversity to be found in our own backyard. Please note that participation in this immersion requires physical activity such as walking long distances and wading in shallow water as well as accepting the risks inherent in outdoor activities and interaction with wildlife. Participants will meet at the Biscayne Nature Center entrance in the Crandon Park north parking lot (directions will be emailed ahead of time). To receive credit all assignments must be completed.
The link to register may be found here: www.mdc.edu/earthethicsinstitute/facultystaff/pd