Living on a Fragile Barrier Island

The Amelia Island Beach and Marine Life Conservancy invites you to attend: 

“Living on a Fragile Barrier Island”

Lead instructor: Dr. Frank Hopf, Geomorphologist, PhD, Texas A&M University; BS, Civil Engineering, Lafayette College; MBA, Boston University

Course Description:

Participants will learn about Amelia Island’s environment and the natural forces and human behaviors impacting it. Presenters will integrate knowledge from several fields. With knowledge obtained from this course, we will be prepared to individually – and collectively – make the best decisions for protecting this critical habitat.

Thursdays, February 7 – March 14 (Six-week course)

All classes 2:00 – 4:15 pm except March 7, which will meet 9:30-11:45 am.

Fernandina Beach Golf Club
2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach


Mr. Tim Deegan, (First Coast News)
Ms.Justina Dacey (University of Florida Extension Service)
Mr. Billy Estep (County Emergency Response Coordinator)
Ms. Christine Harmon ( AI Beach and Marine Life Conservancy)
Ms. Margaret Kirkland (Amelia Tree Conservancy)
Commissioner Len Kreger (Sea Turtle Watch)
Mr. Ron Sapp (Former Fernandina Beach City Commissioner and Mayor Emeritus) Mr. Toby Tovar (Horseshoe Crab monitoring) 
Cost: $20.00. Cash or check only will be collected at the first session to defray room rental fees. Remaining money will be donated to an environmental 501c3 organization to be determined by participants at the last session. 
Syllabus: Available on Events page, 

To register via email: Please provide your name, email address, and phone. 

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