Field Trips and Workshops


Scavenger Hunt (Wednesday 9:30 AM)

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a land-based scavenger hunt (with prizes for student-professional teams)  Free! (limited to 40 participants)

Field Trip: Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest (Friday 8:30 AM)

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Tour and talk about fire history and management and about the RCWs. This is the largest remaining block of sandhill and one of the largest RCW populations in peninsular Florida. (limited to 25 participants)

Field Trip: Crystal River Preserve (Friday 8:30 AM)

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Take a tour with a Park Service biologist and a SWFWMD biologist. Participants will go to the office of Crystal River Preserve where they will see an overview video of the Preserve. After that, a one hour boat tour will allow the group to see the estuarine and marsh resources including abundant wildlife. The third part of the tour will involve a driving/walking tour that will introduce participants to the challenges and solutions involved with the management of fire, exotic species, and other coastal resources in Crystal River. The final stop will be Three Sisters Spring Park where we will hear from a SWFWMD biologist about the completed and ongoing restoration work on the area.. (limited to 25 participants)


Workshop: Introduction to 3D Printing for Scientists (Friday 8:30 AM)

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UF Graduate student Andrew Marx will  lead this workshop, introducing folks to the methodology needed to create lab or field supplies through 3D printing. Participants will learn how to create 3D projects using two different approaches, artistic (sculpture) or engineering (CAD). He’ll also share information on free public access to 3D printers. Participants will need to bring a laptop and mouse. (limited to 25 participants)