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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Marchante

Take a walk in the wild with FIU ‘Ecology of South Florida’ class

Updated: Jun 22, 2018

My Ecology of South Florida class went to the Everglades to do a SwampWalk.
Pictured above is my Ecology of South Florida class ready to do the SwampWalk at the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades. This article was published in FIU Student Media's The Beacon.

Michelle Marchante/Staff Writer

I’ve always found nature beautiful and I love learning about animals but I’ve always liked experiencing it through the car window, behind a zoo railing, with some type of barrier separating me from it all.  

Admit it, I’m a city girl.

I like the comfort of not having to stab a stick into the ground to make sure nothing’s there before I take a step, not having to worry about a snake biting me and, like most city girls, I really like my air conditioning.

When I signed up for this class I assumed the field trips wouldn’t be that wild because it was a class meant for non-science majors.

Boy, was I wrong.

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