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February 2018
Free

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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BISC 50 Tom Callinan Concert

Biscayne National Park’s 50th anniversary celebration continues this month with an outdoor concert of sea shanties on Saturday February 17 at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center overlooking Biscayne Bay. Singer songwriter Tom Callinan performs “Sea Shanties by the Bay,” a concert of sea shanties and other nautical music highlighting Biscayne National Park and its maritime heritage and marine setting. The event is open to the public, free of charge, with a campfire, a telescope, and s’mores for the kids. Bring a lawn…

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3rd Annual Wine & Wildlife

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive
Naples, FL 34102 United States
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YOU ARE INVITED! Join us on Thursday, February 22 in Naples for our signature event of the year – Wine & Wildlife. This exciting evening combines good wine, great food, and live wildlife in celebration of South Florida’s national parks! On top of all that, you will have access to a thrilling live and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind park adventures! Through your generous support, Wine & Wildlife supports critical programs and projects in our four South Florida national parks including,…

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March 2018
Free

New Exhibit Celebrates Biscayne’s Sunken Treasure

March 3 - April 6
Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Biscayne National Park's popular "shipwreck" trail comes to life in "Between the Tides," a new exhibition by artist Ron Garrett at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center gallery. The show celebrates Biscayne's 50th anniversary and the park's maritime heritage, including the historic shipwrecks that make up the park's popular Maritime Heritage Trail for divers and snorkelers.  Join us Saturday March 3 from 6 to 9 PM to meet the artist and learn about the park's "shipwreck" trail during a full-moon reception sponsored…

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Family Fun Fest : A Biscayne Renaissance

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Travels Back to the Renaissance HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – The Renaissance and Biscayne National Park may seem to have little in common, but this month’s Family Fun Fest aims to change that perception! On March 11, 2018, the park continues the 18th season of this multi-award winning event at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center with A Biscayne Renaissance. Each themed event lends itself to creative costumes, and families are encouraged to dress up and add to the fun. Family Fun Fest…

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True Stories, Told Live at Biscayne National Park Story Slam

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Biscayne Story Slam March 24, 2018

Biscayne National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary this year 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. Gabriela Fernandez, host of the Moth’s Miami Story Slam, will emcee the event starting at 7:00 PM and the winning storytellers will go home that…

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April 2018

Journey Through Biscayne

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join us on Saturday, April 14 for our premier event and fundraiser of the year as we celebrate Biscayne National Park’s 50th anniversary!  This one-of-a-kind event will take you behind the scenes for an exclusive after-hours party inside Biscayne National Park. A beautiful open-air evening overlooking the bay will provide the stunning backdrop as we journey back in time and look below the surface of the bay to explore the history and ecology of Miami’s largest marine park. Experience the essence of Biscayne…

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Jacqueline Roch’s Biscayne Beautiful Exhibit & Park After Dark Evening Paddle!

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Jacqueline Roch’s Biscayne Beautiful Exhibit Opens in Biscayne National Park Gallery Acclaimed Miami artist Jacqueline Roch has joined the celebration of Biscayne National Park’s 50th Anniversary with her new show Biscayne Beautiful. On display in the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery through July 15, the show features new work highlighting the park’s water, shorelines and history. Biscayne Beautiful is open daily from 9-5 through July 15, 2018. On April 28, from 7-9 pm, there will be a “near-full moon” reception with refreshments and live music. Admission to the show and…

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June 2018
Free

Volunteer Event – Tree Planting in Big Cypress

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hp Williams Roadside Park, 12580 Turner River Road
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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Volunteer with the SFNPT  in Big Cypress National Preserve! On Saturday June 30th we will plant trees at restoration sites along Turner River. Planting is hard work, but it is a rewarding experience that helps improve park habitat and benefits native plants and wildlife. We can’t do this project without the support of awesome volunteers! This project is made possible through the generous support of the Guerra Family Foundation. Thank you for your continued support of South Florida’s national parks! When: Saturday, June 30th from 9:00…

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July 2018

The Search for Slave Ship Guerrero Wreck at Biscayne National Park

July 14 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Discover highlights of current archaeological work at Biscayne National Park including the international search for the slave ship Guerrero, at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2018, at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. A film will be shown about the search for the Guerrero and archaeologists will be available to talk about the search, the Slave Wrecks Project and other park shipwrecks. “This event highlights some of the amazing work performed by the international team of archaeologists and provides an excellent opportunity to learn…

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Wading Bird Expert Panel Presentation and Discussion

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City of Homestead Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030 United States
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We have SUPER news for the Everglades ecosystem! More White Ibises nested this year than have been recorded since the 1940s.  YOU’RE INVITED to an expert panel presentation and discussion on the link between wading bird nesting and Everglades Restoration, co-hosted by Everglades National Park and the City of Homestead on Thursday, July 19! More about the event The 2018 wading bird nesting season in Everglades National Park was very exciting! An enormous number of wading birds nested in the Everglades…

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