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March

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Venue:ECS 161 Soils lab

Soil samples from different locations in Miami will be characterized by measuring various soil properties. On the basis of these data soil samples will be compared and differences seen the soil characteristics will be linked to the site management and vegetation history. In this workshop students will learn the sampling techniques of soil samples for the analysis of chemical and physical properties.

June

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Venue:FIU and South FL

A five-day summer workshop covering advances in agro-ecological issues, bioenergy and biotechnology by experts from FIU, USDA, other agencies and farmers. Workshop includes in-house lectures at FIU and traveling to biofuels plantations within south/central Florida. Participant compensation ($250 each) is paid. Please email a one-page statement, indicating what impact your participation at the workshop would have on your teaching program, and a recommendation letter from your supervisor.

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Venue:FIU

A paid ($500) eight week internship for high school students to gain hands on experience in FIU faculty labs or field sites in South Florida, including their high school yards on problems related to agri-sciences. Submit a project idea, college and career goal, teacher’s recommendation and high school transcript.

Pollination Week Kick-Off

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Venue:WC 130, and around campus

Suzanne Koptur will discuss the importance of pollination in the life cycle of flowering plants and how these clever plants get animals to carry their pollen to their mates.Koptur is the director of the FIU Quantifying Biology in the Classroom (QBIC) program and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research interests include plant/animal interactions, pollination biology and herbivory.National Pollinator Week is June 16th — June 20th.

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Venue:WC 130, and around campus

Suzanne Koptur will discuss the importance of pollination in the life cycle of flowering plants and how these clever plants get animals to carry their pollen to their mates. Koptur is the director of the FIU Quantifying Biology in the Classroom (QBIC) program and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research interests include plant/animal interactions, pollination biology and herbivory. National Pollinator Week is June 16th — June 20th.

August

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Venue:22200 SW 157th Avenue, Miami, FL 33170

The International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture focuses on the application of agroecological principles for sustaining subtropical agriculture.