Join Dr. Richard Firenze & Dr. William Hollister in South Florida this Winter Session for the 50th Anniversary of

When: Jan 2 – Jan 14 2024
Credits: 4 credit hours

This course is a scientific yet sensitive examination of one of the world’s rarest and most endangered wilderness areas. The Everglades is the only area of our planet to be designated as a National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a World Heritage Park. It is considered by many environmentalists to be America’s most unique and endangered wilderness area. Ecological principles will be studied through an extensive wilderness camping experience during which each student will participate in a minimum of 90 hours of instruction.

Instructional activities may include:
-Cypress Swamp Ecology
-Sawgrass Ecology
-Bicycle Trip through Shark Valley
-Hardwood Hammock Ecology
-Mangrove Ecology
-Coastal Ecology
-Mangrove Canoeing
-Corkscrew Swamp
-Coral Reef Snorkeling
-Daily Lectures and Discussion Sessions
-Bird & Reptile Identification and Behavioral Studies
-Individual & Group Projects
-Much, Much More!

It is our sincere hope that during this experience the student will become an integral part of the area they are studying. Emphasis is placed on viewing and understanding the Everglades as a diversified ecosystem and its relevance and importance to the biosphere today.
Students are required to attend a series of pre-trip lectures/seminars as well as read material and watch videos covering basic ecological principles.
Student’s will complete a team research project dealing with basic ecological principles of the Everglades.

Prerequisite: College Biology and permission of instructors.
Enrollment: Very Limited – applications received by 10/20/23 will be given full consideration.
Fees: $549 includes all fees: transportation, camping, instructional activities, food while camping, and lodging on-route.
Tuition: This is a Winter Session course. Therefore all students are required to pay tuition and fees for a 4 credit lab course.

For more information and/or an application contact:
Dr. Richard Firenze, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor Emeritus

Submitted by: Richard Firenze