Course Schedule

Unit I Coastal Ecosystems

Saturday, January 26th Morning - Meeting, Materials & Expectations
Afternoon - Hike to salt flats and mangroves.
Saturday, February 9th Kayak Skills
Saturday, February 23rd Kayak in Mangroves with (Guest Speaker)
Saturday, March 9th Vieques Bio-Bay Trip

 

Unit II Coral Reefs, Sea Grass and Marine Algae

Saturday, March 16th Snorkel / Water Skills - Playa Flamenco
Saturday, April 6th Snorkel / Water Skills - Playa Flamenco
Saturday, April 20th Playa Carlos Rosario
Saturday, May 11th Playa Carlos Rosario
Saturday, May 25th Tamarindo for Sea Grass and Algae (Guest Speaker)
Saturday, June 1st Playa Melones
Saturday, June 15th Playa Soni
Saturday, June 29th Reef Trip (Guest Speaker)
Saturday, August 3rd Carlos Rosario Reef Trip and Picnic

 

Unit III Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle Nesting Project

Wednesday, May 29th All night turtle watch, Playa Brava (Guest Speaker)
Monday, June 3rd All night turtle watch, Playa Brava
Monday, June 10th All night turtle watch, Playa Brava
Monday, June 17th All night turtle watch, Resaca

 

Unit IV Threats and Solutions

Saturday, August 17th Introduction to Coastal Water Quality Monitoring
Saturday, August 21st Classroom discussion about turtles and eco-tourism, coastal development, & legislation. MPA's (Guest Speaker)
Saturday, October 19th Coral Reef Restoration (pending DRNA permits for 2002

 

Unit V Community and Classroom Presentation

Saturday, September 14th Data and Slide Compilation / Scanning
Saturday, September 28th Power Point Display (Guest Speaker)
Saturday, November 9th Put together presentation and rehearsal

Saturday November 16, 2002: Award Ceremony and Community Presentation

 

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