When & Where

June 5, 2018 at Palmer Munroe Teen Center

Activities

Week 1: Intro to Waterways Program (June 5, 2018, 5:15-6:30 pm, Palmer Munroe Teen Center)
This is an opportunity for students to experience the outdoors, learn new skills,
and broaden their horizons.

Week 2: Intro to Kayaking (June 12, 2018, 5:15-6:30 pm, Palmer Munroe Teen Center)
Students will receive an introductory lesson on basic kayaking skills, and an
overview of Florida’s waterways. Local water advocates will be invited to this
class.

Week 3: Kayaking Adventure (June 16, 2018, 2:00-7:00 pm, Wacissa River)Students will practice basic kayaking skills and snorkel at a spring along the river.
This trip will include a lesson on water ecology.

Week 4: Intro to Canoeing (June 19, 2018, 5:15-6:30 pm, Palmer Munroe Teen Center)

Students will receive an introductory lesson on basic canoeing skills, and an
introduction to water quality testing.

Week 5: Canoeing Adventure (June 23, 2018, 2:00-6:00 pm, Millstone Institute for Preservation)

Students will practice basic canoeing skills and engage in a water quality testing
investigation of Lake McBride. Students will also receive a fly-fishing lesson.

Week 6: Intro to Sailing (July 8, 2018, 5:15-6:30 pm, Palmer Munroe Teen Center)

Students will receive an introductory lesson on basic sailing skills and about
environmental challenges within the Gulf of Mexico.

Week 7: Sailing Skills Practice (July 14, 2018, 2:00-6:00 pm, FSU Reservation)

Students will learn the basics of sailing- including boat handling, sail theory, and
safety protocols. The course teaches basic knots and procedures for rigging sun-
fish type sailboats.

Week 8: Sailing Adventure (July 21, 2018, 5:15-6:30 pm, Alligator Point)

Students will have the opportunity to sail on a larger boat off the Gulf of Mexico
and practice being part of a sailing crew. Students will engage in a water quality
testing investigation at the beach, and engage in a beach cleanup.
Week 9: Kayaking Adventure (July 28, 2018, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Apalachicola River)

Youth will participate in the 4 th Saturday monthly eco-educational trip led by the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper. The Apalachicola Riverkeeper a stewardship and
advocacy organization for the Apalachicola River and Bay, and youth will have
an opportunity to learn about their work.

Final Trip: White Water Rafting and Fishing Trip (August 18-19, 2018, Columbus, GA)

Students will take a guided white water rafting trip on the Chattahoochee River
and visit the City Mills Dam to learn about the environmental impact of the
dam.

Final Project: Environmental Advocacy

Students will design an advocacy project around one of water conservation
challenges they have studied over the 8-week program. Students will engage
the both the local community and policy makers with this project.

What we plan to do:

Protecting Florida Waterways
Atlas Program Itinerary
Summer 2018