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Miami-Dade Public School teachers attend Everglades Literacy Curriculum Workshop

Friday, October 3, 2014

By Jennifer Diaz, Director of Education. On Friday, September 19th the Everglades Foundation and Florida Atlantic University/Pine Jog Environmental Education Center hosted a teacher workshop in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Advanced Academics. Over 80 K-5 teachers of the gifted were in attendance from 25 different Miami-Dade County elementary schools. This workshop … Read More

Everglades Foundation attends Chicago Summit on Drinking Water Protection, Announces: The Grand Challenge A $10 Million Science Prize

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On September 24th, the Everglades Foundation joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to discuss The Grand Challenge – a $10 million science prize to be awarded to anyone who can successfully develop and execute a process to remove excessive phosphorus from our waterways. The U.S. Environmental Protection … Read More

Everglades Foundation partners with National Park Service to restore Cape Sable

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Today the Everglades Foundation announced a $143,000 grant to the National Park Service which will pay for 50 percent of the cost of an environmental assessment of canals that are harming the ecosystem of Cape Sable. In the 1920s, several canals were dredged to drain the cape’s interior marshes for agriculture and development. Today, salt … Read More

Everglades literacy at Fee-Free Family P.L.A.Y Day hosted by Deering Estate at Cutler Bay

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On Saturday, August 16th the Everglades Foundation participated in the Deering Estate at Cutler’s Fee-Free Family P.L.A.Y Day, an event series created to honor partner organizations and the community. The August event focused on teachers and environmental educators, providing a perfect opportunity to educate attendees about our new Everglades Literacy initiative. Guests were invited to … Read More

Crocodiles as an indicator of Everglades Restoration Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

On May 27, our Wetland Ecologist Dr. Stephen Davis presented a paper at the 23rd Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) in Lake Charles, LA. The annual CSG meeting is in association with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and sponsored by several zoos and key crocodilian conservation organizations such … Read More