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

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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

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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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A New Season of Learning Begins in South Florida Parks

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November 2015 – Another season of environmental education is underway in South Florida’s national parks. Kids are learning science in Big Cypress, spotting alligators in the Everglades, cleaning beaches in the Dry Tortugas and dipping nets into Biscayne Bay. More than 16,000 school children will visit one of South Florida’s national parks this year on

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Summer Programs in Big Cypress

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August 2015 – School may be out but the learning never stops in Big Cypress. Summer camps have kept the boardwalks busy this season, as one group after another visits Big Cypress National Preserve. Forty-two campers & counselors from Lighthouse of Collier’s Summer Camp for Blind and Visually Impaired Children found nature this summer by

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