Biology Schedule

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The University of Central Florida is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our Summer Institute (SI) students. We have shifted some of our programs to virtual for Summer 2021 and will continue to monitor and follow university guidelines regarding COVID-19, applicable to our programs. Potential cancellations, student capacities, locations, and other details may change as information surrounding the current pandemic continues to unfold. We will update our websites as new information becomes available and appreciate your flexibility and patience during this time.

The Institute will run from 8AM – 5PM Monday – Friday at UCF with an Econ River field trip on Wednesday and a Coastal field trip on Thursday. Below is a general schedule – a detailed schedule will be sent prior to the start of the Institute.

Day Activity
Monday Orientation, Overview of Florida’s Ecosystem Diversity, Guided Hike, and Group Project Preparation
Tuesday UCF Arboretum Data Collection – Water Quality, Urban Ecology & Gopher Tortoise
Wednesday Morning Field Trip – Econ Sandhills and Econ River Wilderness Hikes, Data Analysis & Poster Creation with Field Instructors
Thursday All Day Field Trip – Marine Turtle Research Education, Dune to Lagoon Hike, Brevard Zoo
Friday Field Building Tour, Poster Wrap-up, Group Presentations