Springs Field School 2022

Join the Florida Springs Institute for our most in-depth course on Florida springs, held from September 6th – 11th, 2022. Springs Field School will explore topics on springs ecology, water use, pollution impacts, and environmental management.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Florida’s springs and the Floridan Aquifer that feeds them are under increasing threats from human activities, including flow reductions, nutrient increases, aquatic weed management activities, recreational impacts. The growing need for knowledge about basic chemistry, biology, and ecology of springs is important for improved resource management. The Springs Field School course provides a scientific overview of how springs are a product of their environmental surroundings and how they respond to management decisions.

The 2022 Florida Springs Field School is centered on the springs of the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers in north-central Florida. The course is designed to accommodate a variety of schedules, while still offering the opportunity for full immersion in the springs.

Multiple pre-recorded Zoom lectures will be released daily on September 6, 7, 8, for attendees to watch throughout the day according to what best fits their schedule. On Friday, September 9th, Springs Field School attendees will meet in-person at Poe Springs Park Lodge, for a welcome reception, guided field trip to the spring, springs presentation, and catered dinner with movie screening. A guided paddling excursion to Ichetucknee Springs State Park will be held on Saturday, September 10th, where attendees will be guided through the park while Dr. Knight describes various aspects of the ecology at Ichetucknee. Attendees will be able to observe live demonstrations of the equipment that FSI uses to measure water quality at the springs during our paddle. We will close Springs Field School 2022 with a final Q&A.

 

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Date

Sep 06 - 10 2022

Time

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 06 - 10 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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