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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199 United States

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.

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Venue:MMC WC-130

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.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion Modesto Maidique Campus Florida International University

Urban Agriculture: Building Towards A More Sustainable Future

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Venue:BBC MSB 105

The ​primary ​workshop ​objective ​is ​to ​promote ​best ​practices ​in ​the ​collection ​and ​maintenance ​of ​aquatic ​organisms ​for ​educational ​activities. To ​receive ​an ​Aquatic ​Species ​Collecting ​Certificate, ​you ​must ​successfully ​complete ​the ​training ​workshop ​and ​must ​be ​employed ​by ​or ​be ​a ​registered ​volunteer ​for: -a ​school ​(or ​home ​school) -an ​educational ​center -an ​educational ​organization -an ​agency ​conducting ​educational ​programs

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Venue:Naples Botanical Garden- Harvey Kapnick Education & Research Center, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL

Meet researchers from the International Center for Tropical Botany and experience a virtual journey through agricultural history, modern day uses of plants, and efforts toward sustainability.

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Venue:FIU- Student Academic Success Center Auditorium 160 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199

Join us for our next Our Common Future Presented by the Donald Blechman Memorial Lecture Series, featuring Dr.Gavin Schmidt, Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dr. Schmidt will discuss how new observations of past climate change allow us to begin at the beginning of the climate story, gain a better appreciation of where we are now, and where we may be headed.Dr. Schmidt will also discuss how scientists must not only share discoveries with all audiences, but help others learn.

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Venue:Naples Botanical Garden- Kapnick Hall, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112

FIU biologist and entrepreneur Brian Machovina, will discuss his research on ecology and food security, including the effects of meat consumption by humans on the environment. His work has been featured in various journals, including PNAS, Nature and Science. He has also presented his work at TEDxFIU in 2014.