Collier County School Kids Explore Big Cypress on SWAMP Field Trips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: Don Finefrock 305-665-4769 Thursday May 30, 2019                                              dfinefrock@southfloridaparks.org This year’s Big Cypress SWAMP Program Gives 2,000 Kids the Gift of Nature NAPLES, FL — More than 2,190 Collier County students, teachers and parents, braced in bright orange vests and a willingness to get wet and muddy, stepped out of the classroom

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Giving Children the Gift of Nature

May 2019 – SFNPT Executive Director Don Finefrock wrote this article for the May 2019 edition of Preservation Today, the magazine of Dade Heritage Trust. Learn more about Dade Heritage Trust at http://dadeheritagetrust.org/ More than 18,000 school children discovered nature last year on national park field trips funded by the South Florida National Parks Trust.

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Lucky 7 – SFNPT Approves $777,000 in New Grants for South Florida’s National Parks

September 2018 – The South Florida National Parks Trust has approved $777,289 in new grants for South Florida’s national parks. The funding will support park programs and projects in five critical areas: environmental education for local school children, habitat restoration and wildlife conservation, volunteer activities, ranger programs for the public, and community engagement. A complete

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The SFNPT approves $118,000 in New Grants for National Parks

July 2017 – The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) has approved $118,250 in new grants to fund education programs and reef restoration in Biscayne National Park, boat patrols and habitat protection in Everglades National Park, and a solar boat demonstration project in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The new grants were approved in June during the

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Donor Spotlight: Clyde Butcher & family support SWAMP programs for kids in Big Cypress

November 2016 – Acclaimed South Florida photographer Clyde Butcher and his family are supporting outdoor science education programs in the Big Cypress National Preserve this year with a donation of $6,500 to South Florida National Parks Trust. The donation represents the proceeds from this year’s Halloween swamp walks behind the family’s Big Cypress Gallery on

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Miami Foundation supports Everglades Education

June 2016 – We’re excited to share the news: The Miami Foundation will be supporting the Everglades Environmental Education Program again this year by funding ranger-led environmental education programs for 4th-grade students at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. Students who visit the park as part of the program will take a four-hour tram ride

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