Thursday, January 26, 2017

CEU opportunity and climate change symposium at UF in Davie

The University of Florida/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is hosting two concurrent events on February 7 and 8. The South Region Natural Resources IST and CEU day is a half-day event on the morning of Wednesday February 8, while the Marine Restoration, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Symposium is a two-day event. Please see below for descriptions of each event. Seating is limited at these events so be sure to register today!


South Region Natural Resources IST and CEU day

This event will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 8:00am until 12:15pm at the UF/IFAS FLREC located at 3205 College Ave. in Davie. This training will focus on invasive species in south Florida's aquatic and natural areas. Topics include invasive plant identification, managing algae, herbicides used for vegetation management in aquatic and natural areas, and integrated pest management of exotic weeds. FDACS has approved the following CEUs for this event:

AQ, PVT or R & D: 4.5

NA or ROW: 2.5

Maximum CEUs for the session = 4.5



Marine restoration, climate change and sea level rise symposium

The goal of this two-day symposium is to introduce interested parties to South Florida’s diverse ecosystems and some of the unique challenges associated with the region. Two concurrent tracks will be offered on each day of this event and attendees may switch between tracks during breaks if desired. Programming for Day 1 runs from 1pm until 5pm on Tuesday, February 7 and will focus on habitat restoration and enhancement in freshwater (track 1) or marine/saltwater (track 2) aquatic systems. Day 2 starts at 8am on Wednesday, February 8 and will offer hot topics in invasive species (track 1) or climate change and sea level rise (track 2). The invasive species track will cover Florida’s most troublesome plants, animals, and insects on land and in the water, while the climate change and sea level rise track will focus on coastal resiliency planning. Day 2 will conclude with a catered social on-site at FLREC so attendees and speakers can mix, mingle and network before leaving for the night. Individuals that register for this symposium can earn CEUs as described above if they attend the invasive species track on Wednesday morning.



Lyn Gettys, PhD

Assistant Professor – Aquatic and Wetland Plant Science

University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

3205 College Ave - Davie FL 33314

Office 954-577-6331; Cell 561-301-6614

Fax 954-475-4125;



UF|IFAS Aquatic Weed Control Short Course

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