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Mary Beth Hartman
CES Conference & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:(954) 236-1203
Email: mhartman@fau.edu

UNESCO 2017 DRAFT AGENDA

Wednesday, May 24

Students fly from Amsterdam to FLL and check into dorms on Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton Campus.

 7:09pm

Flight arrives at FLL from JFK airport

7:45-8:30pm

Travel to Boca Campus

8:30-9:30pm

Students check in dorms and brief orientation

Thursday, May 25

Morning Introductory Lectures at SFWMD

7:00am

Breakfast

7:45am

Travel to SFWMD

8:30am

Students arrive at SFWMD

9:00-12:00pm

Morning Introductory Lectures in the B-1 Storch Room

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch at Gun Club Café (on your own)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Return to Boca Campus

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Friday, May 26

Kissimmee River and Construction Tour (Riverwoods) & Lake Okeechobee

7:00am

Breakfast

7:45-9:30am

Travel to Lake Okeechobee

9:30-10:00am

Overview of Lake Okeechobee: Instructor – Lawrence Glenn

10:00-10:45am

Travel to the Riverwoods Field Lab on the Kissimmee River

10:45-11:30am

Arrival at Riverwoods & Overview of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project

11:30am-12:15pm

Lunch at Riverwoods (provided)

12:15-4:45pm

Kissimmee River Tour via Pontoon Boat

Kissimmee River Research Presentation: Development and Evaluation of Large-scale Ecological Restoration - Lawrence Glenn

4:45-7:00pm

Travel to Boca Campus

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, May 27, Sunday, May 28 & Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) – Free Days

Tuesday, May 30

USGS Lectures in Davie – Location: Davie West, DW-107

8:00-9:00am

Bus departs Boca Campus to travel to Davie Campus  

9:00am-5:00pm

USGS Lectures

  • Managing Multiple Species With Conflicting Needs - Stephanie Romañach
  • Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling in Greater Everglades Forested Wetlands - Barclay Shoemaker
  • Monitoring Freshwater Flows to the Coastal Everglades in Response to Restoration Efforts - Eric Carlson
  • Sensors as Proxies for Mercury, Carbon and Nitrate in Southwest Florida - Amanda Booth
  • Alligators and crocodiles as indicators of Everglades restoration, linking ecology and hydrology - Laura Brandt
  • Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians: Where are we now? - Brian Smith

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Return trip from Davie to Boca Campus  

Wednesday, May 31

USGS Lectures in Davie – Location: Davie West, DW-107

8:00-9:00am

Bus departs Boca Campus to travel to Davie Campus 

9:00am-5:00pm

USGS Lectures

  • Active Surface-Water Routing in Hydrologic Models of Highly Managed Urban and Wetland Environments - Jeremy Decker
  • The Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences (GEPES) Program - Nicholas G. Aumen
  • Making a Numerical Model an Effective Prediction Tool in the Everglades - Eric Swain
  • Predictions and projections of future precipitation in south Florida – Johnna Infanti
  • Linking hydrologic scenarios with ecological models for Greater Everglades decision support – Mark McKelvy

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Return trip from Davie to Boca Campus 

Thursday, June 1

City of Ft. Lauderdale Sea-Level Rise Tour; Palm Beach Aggregates

Location: Davie West, DW-107

7:00am

Breakfast

8:00-9:00am

Travel to Ft. Lauderdale

9:00-11:15pm

Presentation at City Hall: The Challenges to Building a Resilient Community - Nancy Gassman 

Ft Lauderdale 2 foot Basemap and land elevation map

11:15am-12:00pm

Travel to Everglades Holiday Park

12:00-2:00pm

Airboat rides & other adventures

2:00-3:30pm

Travel to Palm Beach Aggregates

3:30-5:00pm

Tour Palm Beach Aggregates - C-51 and L8 Reservoirs

5:00-6:00pm

Return to Boca Campus

Friday June 2

Morning Field Trip to ARM Loxahatchee NWR (LILA); Afternoon networking poster session at SFWMD

7:00am

Breakfast

8:00-8:30am

Travel to ARM Loxahatchee NWR

8:30-9:00am

Walk along swamp boardwalk and bathrooms

9:00 -11:30pm

Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA) project visit 

A Sculpted River of Grass: Harnessing the Power of a Model - Eric Cline

LILA Map and Macrocosms Over Time

11:30am-12:00pm

Travel to restaurant in Boynton Beach

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:00pm

Travel to the SFMWD

2:00-4:00pm

UNESCO Student Poster Session at SFWMD in the Lobby

4:00-5:00pm

Return to Boca Campus

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, June 3

Everglades National Park

7:45-9:45am

Depart FAU Boca Campus and travel to Everglades National Park (ENP)

9:45am – 10:30am

Guided walk with ENP Interpretive Ranger – Anhinga Trail 

10:45am - 11:20am

Visit Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

11:30am - 11:40am

Travel to S-199 (Just outside the Park’s eastern boundary)

11:45am – 12:15pm

Everglades Restoration viewing area & overview 

12-15pm – 12:30pm

Travel to ‘Robert is Here’ Fruit & Milkshake Stand

1:15pm - 2:30pm

Visit ‘Robert is Here’ Fruit & Milkshake Stand– unique local landmark with legendary milkshakes/smoothies

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Shopping at Sawgrass Mills Mall

5:30 – 6:30pm

Travel back to FAU Boca  

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Sunday, June 4 – Free day

Monday, June 5

Morning Lectures at SFWMD; *Approved - afternoon hands-on tour & job shadowing/mentoring at SFWMD


7:00am

Breakfast

8:15-9:00am

Travel to SFWMD

9:00-4:30pm

Lectures in the EMD Training Room

4:30-5:30pm

Return to Boca Campus

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Tuesday, June 6

Morning Lectures at SFWMD; Afternoon Field trip to STA 1E and S-319 Pump Station 

7:00am

Breakfast

8:15-9:00am

Travel to SFWMD

9:00-2:30pm

Lectures in the B-1 Storch Room

2:30-3:30pm

Return to Boca Campus

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Wednesday, June 7

Morning Field trip to Green Cay Wetlands; Afternoon at SFMWD

7:00am

Breakfast

8:15-9:00am

Travel to Green Cay Wetlands

9:00-9:45am

Tour of Green Cay Wetlands

9:45-10:30am

Presentations in the Green Cay Visitor Center

10:30-11:30am

Tour of PBC Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility

11:30 -11:45am

Travel to Lunch in Boynton Beach

11:45-1:00pm

Lunch (on your own) 

1:00-1:30pm

Travel to SFWMD

1:30-3:00pm

Water Management Exercise in the EMD Training Room

Are you smarter than a water manager?  

3:00-4:00pm

Closing Ceremony w/certificates in the B1 Storch Room 

4:00-5:00pm

Return to Boca Campus

Evening

Dinner (on your own)

Thursday, June 8

Debriefing at FAU Boca and Depart for trip home (CES & UNESCO)



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