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FIRST SEMESTER SYLLABUS (IDH 4007) - FALL 2000

REQUIRED BOOKS:

David McCally. 1999. The Everglades:An Environmental History. University Press of Florida.

Herbert Kale and David Maehr. 1990. Florida's Birds. A Handbook ans Reference.. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press.

Hugh L. Willoughby. 1898. Across the Everglades. Port Salerno, FL: Florida Classics Library.

Zora Neale Hurston. 1937. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper & Row.

Peter Matthiessen. 1990. Killing Mr. Watson. New York: Random House /Vintage Books.

RECOMMENDED/OPTIONAL:

Peter Alden et al. 1998. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. New York: Knopf/Chanticleer Press.

George B. Robinson et al. 1996. Discover a Watershed: The Everglades. Bozeman, MT: The Watercourse. (also on reserve)

Books on Reserve at FIU:

Bucuvalas, Tina et al. 1994. South Florida Folklife.

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. 1947. The Everglades: River of Grass.

Durant, Mary and Michael Harwood. 1980. On the Road with John James Audubon.

Ford, Alice. 1969. Audubon, by Himself. A Profile of J.J. Audubon, From Writings Selected, Arranged and Edited.

McCally, David. 1999. The Everglades: an Environmental History.

South Florida Water Management District/The Watercourse. 1996. Discover a Watershed: The Everglades.

Tebeau, Charlton W. 1955. The Story of the Chokoloskee Bay Country.

Tebeau, Charlton W. 1968. Man in the Everglades. 2000 Years of Human History in the Everglades National Park.

First Semester Syllabus (IDH 4007) - Fall 2000

September 8: First meeting at FIU and airboat tour

FIU (9:00 - 11:30)

Instructions; course overview; how to dress; what to bring
Everglades habitats; Contemporary Field Guides, General Textbooks on the Florida Everglades (Dr. Devon Graham)

Airboat Tour 1:00 - 2:00

Coopertown Air Boat rides (11 miles west of FL Turnpike on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail)

Class discussion: 2:15 - 3:15

Miccosukee Hotel & Gaming Resort (U.S. 41 and Krome Ave.)

September 22: Birding at Taylor Slough

9:30 - 10:15 Everglades Visitor Center

Everglades early history

10:30 - 12:00 Anhinga Trail and Gumbo Limbo Trail (Wet Season)
Introduction to wildlife, bring binoculars, Audubon Guide and lunch

1:30 - 3:00 Pa-hay-okee Overlook

Readings:McCally (Chap. 1) / Audubon (excerpts)/.

Discover a Watershed: The Everglades

October 6: Canoeing through Sawgrass Prairies and dense Mangrove Forests

9:00 - 2:00 Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

Bring binoculars, Audubon Guide, a bird book, Willoughby, sun block and lunch

Reading: Hugh L. Willoughby. Across the Everglades

October 27: Sawgrass Prairies, Alligator Holes and Cypress Domes/Everglades Slough Slog

9:00 - 10:00 The Artist's Eye (Main Visitor Center)
Prof. Kathy Koop, ceramist from Westminster College

10:00 - 12:00 Everglades Slough Slog

bring binoculars, bird book, WATER, HAT, sun block and lunch

Readings: Zora Neale Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God. excerpts from Marjory Stoneman Douglas/ McCally (Chap. 3)

November 3: Tree Snail and Big Cypress Swamp/Everglades as inspiration

10:00 - 12:00 Loop Road Environmental Education Center
Tree Snail Hammock
bring binoculars, lunch and Watson

1:30 - 3:30 Big Cypress Gallery 52388 Tamiami Trail (Ochopee)

Clyde Butcher, photographer

Readings: Killing Mr. Watson(p. 1 - 147)/Discover a Watershed: The Everglades(chap. 7)

November 17: Mangrove Estuaries and Cultural History / The 10,000 Islands (FL West Coast)

10:00 - 12:00 The Historic Smallwood Store Museum in Chokoloskee
(meet inside museum)
Discussion of Killing Mr. Watson and Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Professor Joe Wisdom, Florida Gulf Coast University
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on shore

1:30 - 4:00 Canoe to Sandfly Island

Bring binoculars and bird book

Reading: Peter Matthiessen. Killing Mr. Watson

December 1: Florida Bay: Flamingo Canoe Trip and Final Exam

9:00 - 3:00 Meet at Flamingo Visitor Center
Bring binoculars, bird book, something to write with and clipboard, lunch,water,hat and sun block

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