Outdoors | Recreation
Sea Level ScenariosIntroducing Wonderful Wednesdays at Weedon* Florida is known for its 1,200 miles of coastline including award-winning beaches. However, today our waterfront is threatened by rising sea levels. Florida faces threats from sea level rise to both our natural ecosystems and our coastal cities and towns. In the US, 4.9 million people live below an elevation of 4 feet, 2.4 million of which are in Florida. There are 107 towns and cities in Florida in which over half of the residents live below 4 feet in elevation! In this program, we will investigate the potential effects of sea level rise on a natural ecosystem and a local municipality. We will utilize a combination of online tools, field activities, and facilitated discussion to begin an open conversation about what may be the most difficult issue facing Florida's resource managers and civic leaders today. Recommended for Adults of all ages. Field activities will include walking off-trail at Weedon Island Preserve as well as paddling in canoes. Everyone must have closed-toed shoes. Recommended items include sun protection, hat, water bottle. $10 registration fee includes lunch. Program Schedule (draft)9 a.m. Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Mapping 11:30 a.m. Lunch Break12:30 p.m. Canoe Exploration2:00 p.m. Dismiss *On a trial basis, Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center will be open from 9am-4pm on Wednesdays (February, March, April 2013) in addition to Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For more information please contact (727) 453-6500Reservation policy
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
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