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Florida Nature & Wildlife   

Florida is the place for walking the beach and observing the creatures that share this wonderland with us. Take an actual beach walk in the course Beachcombing: Exploring the Shoreline and learn all about the shellfish and other animal and plant life to be found at the water's edge. Other Florida nature courses include Florida's Fascinating Sea Turtles, which will teach you all about the seven species of sea turtles, five of which live in Florida waters.

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Birding in the Bush (classroom/in the field)
Item: AE1001 Eileen Gerle
Day of the Week: W     STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Dates: 1/24/2024-2/21/2024      Fee: $99.00
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

NOTE: 5 SESSIONS - 1 CLASSROOM, 4 FIELD TRIPS. Students will be responsible for supplying their own optics and transportation to the four field locations and any park fees incurred.


Saltwater Fishing for Beginners - North Port
Item: GSNP1500 Robert Fraser
Day of the Week: Th     STC North Port Rm 1-215
Sessions: 3 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Dates: 1/25/2024-2/8/2024      Fee: $59.00
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

 NOTE: On the last class, we will meet on Boca Grande Beach. We will be surf fishing for 2-3 hours
*Please bring a fishing pole and tackle. A detailed supply list will be given out during the first class meeting.
*A saltwater fishing license may be required.

Must be physically able to climb stairs and walk along the sandy beach to fully participate in the fishing field trip portion of this class


Beachcombing: Exploring the Shoreline
Item: AE1002 Eileen Gerle
Day of the Week: Sa     Nokomis Beach Rm Bathhouse
Sessions: 1 Location: 100 Casey Key Road Nokomis , FL 34275
Dates: 1/27/2024-1/27/2024      Fee: $39.00
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM  

Meet by the bathhouse at Nokomis Beach. Shoes optional, but water shoes advised if you prefer not to go barefoot, as we may get our feet wet. 




Florida's Fascinating Sea Turtles
Item: AE1003 Eileen Gerle
Day of the Week: M     STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-112
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Dates: 2/5/2024-2/5/2024      Fee: $29.00
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM  



Advanced Birding in the Bush (various locations)
Item: AE2001 Eileen Gerle
Day of the Week: Sa     On Location Rm TBD
Sessions: 4 Location: , FL
Dates: 2/10/2024-3/9/2024      Fee: $115.00
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


Students will receive detailed directions to birding sites via email, prior to each class, and will be responsible for supplying their own optics and transportation to the four field locations.


Register early to avoid disappointment, as classes will fill up quickly!

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Adult & Community Enrichment Center at Suncoast Technical College | Grades: Adults | Website:
Danelle Gilberti, Program Manager | Phone: 941-361-6590 | Fax: 941-925-6662
Address: 4748 Beneva Road | Sarasota, Florida 34233 | Map it.

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