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Florida Archaeology and Prehistory (GGL0107) Ref. #173061

Instructor:  Phil Gerrell, local archaeologist

This class will provide an in-depth look at the archaeology and history of the area and identify sites in the local area.  Class discussion will include an introduction to early human development and the migration out of Africa, and what humans and their technologies brought to the new world.  We will explore the effects the spread of humans had across North and South America, and the various cultural periods and artifacts of Florida.  In addition, there will be a guided tour field trip to Letchworth-Love Archaeological State Park.  The class will explore and discuss the local history which will include a tour of Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound built between 1,100 and 1,800 years ago.

Dates & Times:  Class, Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m.  Field Trip, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost:  $50
Beach Exploration:  Tracks, Signs 
and Critters of the Forgotten Coast (GGL0104) Ref. #173112

Instructor:  Debbi Clifford, Office Manager/Tour Guide for 
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, Certified Green Guide

Come explore the beaches of Wakulla County, Mashes Sands, and Franklin County's Bald Point.  Discover the diversity of life that can be found hidden under your feet and in the water at low tide.  This field trip will be offered on two different dates.

Date & Time:  Jan. 28, 8 a.m. - noon

Cost:  $22

Spring - Beach Exploration (GGL010) Ref. #173113

Date & Time:  March 11, 8 a.m. - noon

Cost:  $22
Parent/Child Workshop:  Flying WILD (GG0106) Ref. #173059

Facilitators:  Maureen O'Neil, TCC Chair & Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education and Certified Green Guide; Rosalyn Kilcollins, Certified FWC Project WILD Instructor; Diana McKenzie, Certified Green Guide, DCF, Professional Development Specialist
Flying WILD is a children's supplementary environmental education program emphasizing birds and bird conservation with fun and interactive educational activities.  
  • Music
  • Art Projects
  • Face Painting
  • Bird Watching Nature Walk
Come enjoy a morning of nature with your child!   Parents must accompany their children.

Date & Time:  March 25, 9 a.m. - noon

Cost:  $22 
Tate's Hell Driving and Hiking Excursion 
(GGL0102) Ref. #173146

Instructor:  Lesley Cox, Owner Les Hassel Excursions, Certified Green Guide, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Wildlife Conservationist

An off-trail bush wack hike to a savanna to see what's flowering.  We will look for Godfrey's Butterwort (Pinguicula ionantha), a federally threatened carnivorous plant that flowers in the early Spring.   

Dates & Times:  March 30, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost:  $22 
Exploring the Ecology of the Big Bend (GGL0105) Ref. #173058

Instructor:  Chuck Hess, Ph.D, Wildlife Biologist
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Explore forest ecosystems found in the region, the forces that shape these systems and actions needed to maintain them.  Participants meet at WEI for classroom instruction; then, carpool to the field trip.

Dates & Times:  May 20-21, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days 

Cost:  $50 
Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp - Winter (GGL0108) Ref. #173109

Instructor:  Serge LaTour, Owner, LuLutra LLC, Kakay/Canoe Guide,  Certified Green Guide

This four mile intermediate canoe/kayak trip will allow participants to experience the sights smells, and sounds of of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. Students will need to bring their own brown bag lun ches and kayak/canoes.
Date & Time:  February 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost:  $22 

Explore the Black Backwater of Tate's Hell Swamp - Spring
(GGL0109) Ref. #173108

There will also be a Spring Tour to explore the Spring blooms of Tate's Hell.
Date & Time:  April 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Cost:  $22
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