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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Countdown to 50: Biscayne Celebrates a Big Birthday

October 2018 – Biscayne National Park’s 50th birthday celebration wraps up this month with three days of special events starting October 18 – the date President Lyndon Johnson created a national park to protect Biscayne Bay, its barrier islands and coral reefs. The park has a full schedule of activities planned to mark the occasion (see

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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 Shape of Water: True Stories, Told Live on March 24 at Biscayne National Park Story Slam

January 2018 – Biscayne National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary with the park’s first-ever Story Slam event on Saturday March 24 at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center overlooking Biscayne Bay. Eleven local storytellers will share true, personal stories (average length: 6 minutes) with a “water” theme before a live audience and a panel of judges.

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