The Everglades Foundation celebrated the 2017 Earth Day weekend with partners and friends throughout the state.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, we celebrated with SeaWorld and 40 of their corporate employees. Monica Sanchez, director of corporate and foundation giving, discussed the impact of the SeaWorld Entertainment partnership and their support of our Everglades Literacy initiative. Our next Everglades Literacy teacher training in partnership with SeaWorld Entertainment will be on April 29, 2017, at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL.
West Baptist Hospital
The Everglades Foundation, which serves on the West Kendall Baptist Green Advisory Committee, joined Baptist Hospital in celebrating Earth Day. With a table full of educational literature and activities, we had the opportunity to further educate their staff and local community.
Inspiring all to protect and conserve the amazing world we live in, Director of Education Jennifer Diaz, partnered up with Zoo Miami Foundation to educate their visitors this Earth Day weekend for the Ramos Boys Everglades Challenge.
The “Party for the Planet” was a weekend party, full of Earth Day fun. The Everglades Foundation staff geared up in their Orvis Conservation Tees (found here) and spent the afternoon playing games that educated guests on important Everglades topics.
In specific, we celebrated the Vineland K-8 Center, which raised over $16,000 of the $29,000 raised by the Ramos Boys Everglades Challenge. Proceeds will benefit The Everglades Foundation and Zoo Miami Foundation, as they continue to educate on the importance of restoration and protection of America’s Everglades.
Marina PARC Miami
On Saturday night, The Everglades Foundation joined our conservation partners, Marina PARC Miami for their event, “Soundwaves – an Earth Day Jam.” This free community event transformed the Rickenbacker Marina into a 1970s Florida Keys surf town, complete with live music accompanied by tropical cocktails, craft beers, and good eats.
This swanky night on the water allowed for the community to learn about plans for the redevelopment of the bayfront marina, and of our most recent efforts to restore and conserve America’s Everglades.
The event kicked off at 6 p.m., just in time to watch the sun set over Biscayne Bay and Miami’s iconic downtown skyline.