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Preserving mother languages, one student at a time


Ivian Destro Boruchowski and her children are among the nearly 77 percent of people in Miami who speak a language besides English at home. A Ph.D. student in the School of Education and Human Development, she has dedicated her career to helping students improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills in their heritage language — the language learned at home as a child.

“The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture” Exhibition


Landscape architecture deals with the planning of public spaces, urban and suburban projects, the management of the green areas in cities, the design of parks and gardens, post-industrial landscaping, as well as the integration of agricultural areas in the territory.“The traveling exhibition wishes to summarize a retrospective of the Swiss landscape “touch” through art and architecture”, explain Maura Bianchi and Ugo Spiazzi, the architects who coordinated the exhibition. -BMIAA

Coastal Everglades, deprived of fresh water, near unhealthy ‘tipping point’


SEAS Director and FCE LTER Lead Principal Investigator Evelyn Gaiser is featured in the Miami Herald on Everglades research. For the last 16 years, nearly 80 scientists and their students from 29 organizations have embarked on one of the longest and largest studies ever conducted on South Florida’s coastal Everglades. They now fear the system may be at what lead investigator Evelyn Gaiser calls a “tipping point,” where change is happening faster than scientists expected.

Upcoming Events

Nature Preserve Volunteer Day- Invasive Removal

02/27/2017 09:00 AM

Today’s volunteer day focuses on removing invasive species that threaten our native flora and fauna. All volunteer shifts are 2 hours and include a short tour of the Preserve. If a volunteer or class would like to participate in a volunteer activity that starts or ends at a different time or date an event request form must be submitted 2 weeks prior for approval. This helps to ensure the Naturalist is aware of the special arrangement and can accommodate your request.

Prescribed Burn Information Session: One Year Later

03/01/2017 12:00 AM

In March we will celebrating the one-year anniversary of our first prescribed burn at the Nature Preserve! Join us, along with the Florida Forest Service, to discuss the impacts the prescribed burn has had on our Pine Rockland over the past year.

2017 Agroecology Symposium

03/02/2017 09:00 AM

Urban Agriculture: Building Towards A More Sustainable Future


Job Announcement: Director, Mosquito Control Division


This is a highly responsible position directing the countywide mosquito control functions within the Department of Solid Waste Management.The position is responsible for providing strategic, operational and administrative leadership.

Fulbright Scholars Program


The institution of a marine ecology/geneticist colleague from the Philippines may be able to host a Fulbright Scholar from the US in the near future. This may be of particular interest to someone who recently or is about to finish a PhD degree.

Communication and Outreach Specialist Job


The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Foundation) – a private, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting U.S. national marine sanctuaries -- is seeking a Communication and Outreach Specialist, who will work with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) in Key West, Florida.