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April 2017

Palmetto Bay Earth Day Celebration

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coral Reef Park, 15200 SW 77th Avenue
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
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Palmetto Bay Earth Day

Be sure to find us at Coral Reef park during the Earth Day festivities. We will have an SFNPT booth and Chairman Wayne Rasnner will present the Animal Encounter at 6:15! Earth Day Event Activities: Guided Bike Ride Live Band Animal Encounter Animal Adoptions Discovery/Nature Walk Food & “Green” Vendors Family Yoga Movie: Ice Age- Collision Course    

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Experience Your Backyard: Island Clean-up

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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FY17 EYB Aptil 30 Cleanup

Join us in Biscayne National Park in preparation for sea turtle nesting season and experience firsthand one of the many projects your donations support - the Alternative Breaks (AB) volunteer program in Biscayne. Every day marine debris polluting Florida’s waters wash ashore in Biscayne, threatening the park’s sensitive coastal habitats and beaches. This month SFNPT friends and members will have the chance to volunteer to clean up debris from the parks islands and clear the way for endangered and threatened sea turtles…

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May 2017

Meteor Shower Bike Ride / Everglades National Park

May 6
Shark Valley, 36000 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194 United States
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EVER SV Tower April 2017

Join an Everglades National Park ranger on Saturday May 6 and watch an evening meteor shower on this 15-mile bike ride to the Shark Valley observation tower and back. The ride leaves from the Shark Valley Visitor Center. The start time will be given when you make your reservation. Your own bicycle is required. Reservation will be taken one week prior to the event. Call 305-221-8776 for information and reservations.

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After Hours Campfire Event

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Robert Is Here, 19200 SW 344 Street
Homestead, FL 33034 United States
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TEVA

On May 12, 2017, TEVA (Tropical Everglades Visitor's Association) will host After Hours Campfire Fundraising Event at Robert Is Here Fruit Stand! This event will have a Campfire, S'mores Bar, LIVE MUSIC, Vendor Alley, Silent Auction, Helicopter Rides, Food Truck, and more! Stop by for a FAMILY FRIENDLY event to help support TEVA (Tropical Everglades Visitor Association) who has spent over 30 years supporting and promoting tourism in the South Dade area. TICKETS $10 ADULT (18+) AND $5 PER CHILD…

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Seahorse Symposium & Evening Boat Tour / Biscayne National Park

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Join the Biscayne National Park Institute for an evening event featuring a sunset boat cruise and presentations by four leading seahorse researchers. Discussion topics will include seahorse research in South Florida and Biscayne National Park, and ways the public can become involved in seahorse conservation efforts through the citizen science program, iSeahorse. Tickets are $45.00 and include an evening boat cruise of Biscayne Bay with light refreshments. Reserve tickets by calling the Park Store at 786-335-3644. Park grounds will remain…

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Paddle & Clean

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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BISC Paddle

Volunteer with us! Join Biscayne National Park Rangers, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, and South Florida National Parks Trust for a canoe cleanup of Mowry Canal. This event is inspired by the new art show at Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery (details below) highlighting the impact of plastic pollution on our ocean. Explore the shoreline and shallow bay while making a difference in your local environment! Please pack a lunch for a picnic by the bay after the cleanup. Space is…

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Free

From the Bow Seat: Art, Advocacy and Ocean Conservation

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033 United States
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Come early and participate in a pre-show cleanup event! Find out more here https://www.southfloridaparks.org/event/paddle-clean/ A new exhibition of student art opens this month at Biscayne National Park with 30 winning entries from the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program, an annual student art competition organized by a Boston-based non-profit organization. Two of the student winners this year are from South Florida and may join us on Sunday May 21 for the opening reception. Bailey Fleck of Fort Lauderdale (Bailey's pen and ink…

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Morning Bike Ride / Everglades National Park

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shark Valley, 36000 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194 United States
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Join an Everglades National Park ranger for a 15-mile morning bike ride to the Shark Valley observation tower and look for birds, turtles and alligators sunning themselves along your path. Bring your own bicycle or rent one from the concession for $18.00. Meet on the back side of the visitor center by the benches.

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Canal Bike Ride / Everglades National Park

May 28 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Shark Valley, 36000 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194 United States
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Join an Everglades National Park ranger for a car caravan trip to the L-67 Canal, approximately 5 miles to the east of Shark Valley Entrance. The bike tour will lead you down the canal berm on an unpaved, gravel road, where you can explore the wildlife along the canal and also the great views of the eastern portion of Shark Valley Slough and the Everglades. Reservations are required call 305-221-8776 and will be taken 1-week prior to the scheduled ride.…

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June 2017
Free

Sips & Stories

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln’s Beard Brewery, 7360 SW 41st Sterrt
Miami, FL 33155 United States
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Filmmaking and Conservation Across South Florida’s National Parks and Cuba It’s the bug days of summer in south Florida, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing your national parks. Join us at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery for local brews and tales of exploration and conservation by filmmaker Richard Kern from Odyssey Earth.  Come along as Richard shares his work in Everglades, Biscayne, and Big Cypress. Get a big picture look at our South Florida national parks through his newest projects…

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