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Everglades Teacher Development Workshop
December 2017 - December 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Topic: MAN & COMMUNITY
The history of the Everglades is one written by man. It was the words of land speculators which promised a subtropical Eden that drew millions of farmers to Florida to settle. Followed were the words of the founding mother of Miami, Julia Tuttle that brought the railroad to Miami, and ultimately it was Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who used her words to preserve the Everglades for future generations. We will discuss the effects we as a growing population have had on the Everglades and how we can help.
As we work to restore the Glades, teachers will learn to guide their students in articulating the challenges of this fragile and unique wilderness through poetry led by Airie Fellows.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Love The Everglades AIRBOAT TOUR
Counting as additional professional development points Teachers are invited to attend an Airboat tour with the founders of the Love The Everglades Foundation. Love the Everglades is a not for profit organization whose mission is to implement evolving strategies across the full spectrum of being which address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing positive community engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels. Through a tour of conservation Area 3A Teachers will be presented an introduction to Everglades restorations, Miccosukee cultural perspectives and environmental protection initiatives, political challenges as well as artistic and spiritual interpretations.
Must be a Miami Dade County Public School Teacher to attend.
9:30AM Class begins with the day’s topic from a scientific perspective
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Workshop resumes with a creative interpretation of the day’s lesson.
3:30 PM Close the day
Everglades Airboat Tour
11:00 AM Rendezvous, Welcome, Orientation
12:00 PM Load Airboat
3:00 PM Return from Tour for 30 minute wrap up