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Philip Stoddard Voted Best Politician


In the grand scheme of Dade County, South Miami doesn't matter. The oversize village of 12,000 souls wedged between Kendall and Coral Gables is known as a quiet place to live if it's known at all. That's why Philip Stoddard's tale is all the more remarkable.

Alumna studies why women travel to support Islamic State


Curious about reports of Western women traveling across the globe to support the Islamic State (IS) group, an FIU linguistics student seized on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover why. The opportunity, a two-week summit on intercultural leadership in Azerbaijan offered by the Aladdin Project in 2016, afforded Muminat Kerimova the chance to partner with other students from Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom.

Pollinator Week


Ten years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Upcoming Events

Mango Mania

06/24/2017 11:00 AM

Class begins at the Extension Office Costs $40.00 Contact the Fruit & Spice Park to register for the class at 305-247-5727 Class is limited to 110 participants

Fishing derby and Breakfast

06/25/2017 07:00 AM

Removing invasive fish species helps improve habitat quality and creates room for native fish and wildlife. We provide the rods and bait, you reel 'em in! The family that catches the largest fish will win a behind-the-scenes experience in our Amazon and Beyond exhibit! Full-day Zoo admission and breakfast are included with registration.


07/08/2017 11:00 AM

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years. Single-family homeowners adopted more than 195,000 trees since the program's inception in 2001


Naturalist - Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department


Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a naturalist to plan and present educational nature programs to schools, community groups, summer camps, park patrons and the public at County parks, nature sanctuaries, meeting rooms, classrooms, and school grounds.

Naturalist Educator- McAllen Nature Center


Under general supervision, the Instructor II is responsible for implementing specific programs as assigned. Employee prepares standard routine reports and records. Job involves decision making which require sound interpretation and mature judgment. Employee provides continuous service to the public frequently involving sensitive matters that demand the utmost tact, courtesy and resourcefulness.

Field Research Assistant-Archbold Biological Station


Archbold Biological Station is seeking a field research assistant to ssist with field work at the Avon Park Air Force Range in south central Florida. The position is part of Archbold Biological Station’s Avian Ecology Program under the direction of Dr. Reed Bowman.