ENVI 350: Everglades and South Florida

Travel dates: January 7-16, 2017
Trip cost: $1,350.00
Prof. Dan Shustack

Course Summary

Florida has a rich history, diverse ecology, and dynamic present. This field trip lets you explore the historical and contemporary interactions of people with their environment. We consider the human history (including Indians, Spanish, and US colonists) and the historical and modern ways in which people have altered and existed in Florida's environment.


During site visits to preserves and natural areas, you experience and learn about the ecology, characteristic species, natural communities, and ecosystems  of Florida. Camping in state and national parks broadens your experience. On-  site presentations deepen your understanding of the modern conservation  issues confronting Florida today, including: agricultural practices, development  pressures,Everglades management,  threatened and endangered species  management, and water conservation. Visits  to diverse cultural and historical sites provide context for today's issues.



Cost of trip: All costs associated with the trip are included in the additional course fee. You will not need to bring any cash or money except for sodas and junk food at pit stops, souvenirs, and any airport food. I have been very conservative in budgeting so overages are unlikely, but still possible. Any underage will be refunded to the student after the trip.



Payment schedule:
May 1, 2016. $250.00
Sept 15th, 2016: $550.00
Nov 15th, 2016: $550.00

The May 1st deposit will reserve your space. After July 1st, $75.00 is non-refundable. After Sept 15, if someone takes your place on the trip, your payments minus the costs of any ticketed items (i.e., airplane tickets) with your name on them can be refunded. See the FAQ below for explanation of these policies. If at any point you decide to cancel your participation, your cancelation must be in writing to Prof. Shustack. You must be enrolled in the course to participate in this class. If you are expelled from the college for spring semester you will not be able to receive a refund for any named-ticketed items. 

Learn more:

 Email Prof. Shustack to apply (accepted on rolling basis)
Space for 9 students 
Registration (during Spring 2016) and deposit ($250) due by May 1st

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