Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University Miami, Florida
The Everglades, known as “The River of Grass,” encompasses a multitude of lesser-known ecotypes. Hike and kayak through several different ecologies (including a cypress dome), learning about what differentiates them and their unique qualities, the threats of sea level rise, and what conservation efforts are being taken.
$165 per person by 6/9; $180 after 6/9; includes transportation, water, boxed lunch, and kayak rental. Extensive kayaking.
Develop a deep understanding of the biodiversity within transitional ecosystems unique to the Everglades, across upland, freshwater, brackish, and marine environments.
Understand the effects of sea level rise on water quality at the interface between surface and groundwater systems throughout the varying ecologies.
Gain insight into the process of primary and secondary succession following extreme weather events.
Learn the history and impacts of freshwater management across the Everglades and how they inform the future of water management.