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As in prior years, the 2014 Conference Committee offers attendees several tour options in which to participate and learn about the local significance of Key Largo and Homestead landscape architecture sites. Each of these tours are eligible for CEUs.
Ocean Reef Club Bicycle Tour - 1.0 CEC pending
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Price: $45

This trip offers a combination of exercise and gaining an appreciation for the foliage of Ocean Reef Club. We coast through three of the different ecosystems present here at the Club: the Mangroves, the lush vegetation and the Hardwood Hammocks, during the 1 hour tour and really get to know Ocean Reef Club and all it has to offer.

Ocean Reef Club Eco Kayak Tour - 1.0 CEC pending
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Price: $65

The most popular program at Ocean Reef Club, these laid-back trips take you through mangroves, past bird rookeries and leave you speechless as you can see clearly to the bottom of the sea floor.

Redland Tropical Trail Tour - 8.0 CEC Pending
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: $65
The Redland agricultural district has been the "winter bread basket of the U.S.," and home to some of the mainland's largest farms producing tropical fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Industry innovations here have changed both our foodways and our landscapes . Although urbanization, hurricanes and other factors have brought change, the industry remains vibrant, bolstered by efforts to promote agritourism. This full day excursion will offer a unique opportunity to see a number of significant historic and current enterprises in the Redland, and learn firsthand about the industry and the area from some of its most accomplished leaders and passionate advocates.

Ocean Reef Club Guided Nature Walking Tour - 1.0 CEC Pending
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Price: $30
On this guided walk through the Club, you’ll learn interesting facts about many of the plants you commonly see in this area. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn in one hour. This one-mile walk begins at the Front Lobby and loops around the Inn, Marina and Buccaneer Island. Includes a souvenir Nature Trail Book.

Accessibility: A Field Trip (ADA Tour) - 4.0 CEC Pending
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Price: $30
As designers of outdoor environments such as parks, river walks, urban plazas and campuses – and as participants on interdisciplinary design teams on projects involving architecture and engineering – it is imperative that landscape architects be knowledgeable of ADA Standards and their application. Attendees will receive a guide to navigating the ADA requirements in the State of Florida along with a quick review of criteria. Using wheelchairs and sight reducing glasses, the course attendees will go on a field trip on the grounds of the resort to emphasize the effects of built design to those with accessibility challenges.

Garden Tour: The Diversity of Ocean Reef - 4.0 CEC Pending
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price: $40
*Golf Cart or Bike Rental Encouraged* The outdoor garden tour will be on the Friday morning during the convention from 8-12 noon and will feature 7-9homes, pools and gardens that will demonstrate the diversity of the Ocean Reef Club's community and the diversity of the design approach taken on each project. A map of the property with location of the gardens will be provided.Feel free to visit the properties in any order. The tour is strongly recommended to be made by rented 4 passenger golf cart and we have received a special daily rate. Bikes are on a first come first serve basis. Three circulating vans are planned for back-up transportation but will be limiting. Proof of tour stops and a short quiz passes successfully will warrant CEC credit.

Mangrove Trimming Law - 2.0 CEC Pending
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price: Included in registration
The course is designed to be an introductory level review of the mangrove protection act of Florida. The course instruction will include a review of the act and its legal provisions. A basic plant biophysiology of the species of mangroves found within Florida will be presented. Students should be able to qualify for the status of professional mangrove trimmers upon successful completion of the course. Field examples of the various types of mangrove trimming designs found within the ocean reef club confines will be examined.

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