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Everglades Teacher Development Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017


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.

Registration required.

Register Here.


Daily Agenda


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


Saturday, December 2, 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017




AIRIE Nest Gallery
40001 State Highway 9336
Homestead, FL 33034 United States
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