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Everglades Teacher Development Workshop
November 18 - November 19
Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Florida Everglades provisions filtered water to Miami-Dade County through a completely natural method called ecosystem service. Water travels from Lake Okeechobee down through the Everglades where it slowly flows over porous limestone and is filtered. In this workshop we will be taking a closer look at the waters course through South Florida and the challenges it’s facing.
To complement the lesson an AIRIE Fellow will direct a watercolor workshop which will touch on painting and theory to demonstrate to students concepts like flow, permeation and how salt infiltration can contaminate South Florida’s only source of fresh water.
Sunday, November 19, 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