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January

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

Exploration is the root of human inquiry. This presentation will introduce exploration as a discipline and will highlight the University of Miami’s Exploration Science program as an example.

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The FIU MLK Day of Service will be hosted on Saturday, January 16th, 2016. This year you have the unique opportunity to choose one out of 25 service sites to volunteer!

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Venue:MMC, ECS 135

Join the Dept of Earth and Environment and LACC for a seminar talk on Rapid Inventories and Biodiversity Conservation in the Amazon by Dr. Corine Vriesendorp, Andes-Amazon Program Director for the Field Museum of Natural History.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This biography by Jesús Díaz Oyola focuses on an Asturian immigrant who created the first radio station to air in Cuba in 1920.

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Venue:Peacock Park, Coconut Grove

The Netherlands is moving ever closer to a circular economy, where smart innovative products are used to minimize waste of energy and materials. At this interactive event for the whole family we will celebrate solutions for a plastic free ocean.

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Venue:MMC, GL 220

Presented by the School of Integrated Science and Humanity, this workshop will consist of brief presentation by 4 FIU faculty members who have been PIs on recent NEH grants. They will share tips and strategies for successfully writing grants.

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Venue:The Kampong National Tropical Botanic Gardens, 4013 Douglas Road

Part of the Glaser Distinguished Seminar Speaker Series, join Dr. James Elser for his talk discussing various dimensions of the phosphorus sustainability challenge, from expanding demand and rising fertilizer prices to widespread proliferation of toxic algal blooms due to diffuse runoff of excess fertilizer. The talk will also describe recent developments in the global P sustainability movement.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Barnes & Noble

Thrity Umrigar is the best-selling author of the novels Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, The Weight of Heaven, The World We Found and The Story Hour. She is also the author of the memoir, First Darling of the Morning.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Enjoy short stories? Then you'll find this crew of authors have what you're craving. Everything Is Broken, Too is the second collaboration between Midtown Publishing and celebrated Miami author John Dufresne, who edited the text. Come meet the authors and book's editor!

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Venue:Virginia Key Beach, City of Miami Parks - Virginia Key, FL

Join A Better South Florida for a hands-on habitat restoration in Virginia Key. Bring your friends, build community! Learn about South Florida's ecosystems, their importance and their vulnerability to climate change.

February

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Venue:MMC, Green Library TV Lounge

As we kick off a month-long celebration in February of all things Shakespeare--centered upon the exhibit of the First Folio at the Frost Museum--eat a hot pepper and read some Shakespeare!

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Venue:Various, See https://folio.fiu.edu/events.html

FIU will celebrate the visit of Shakespeare's First Folio with a robust series of events. First Folio at FIU includes educational programming for Florida schoolchildren, a family day, and a closing day festival at the Frost Art Museum. A panel discussion, open-mic event, film series, improvisational workshops and performances, staged readings, and musical and theatrical performances will also take place on campus and in the community.

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Venue:BBC, Hubert Library 175

Then join us at the Hubert Library for the opening of "In Deep with Diatoms," an art exhibit featuring the work of Tropical Botanic Artists and Xavier Cortada that explores the beautiful world of algae through the eyes of artists and scientists.

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Venue:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Published just seven years after his death, Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies — now known as the “First Folio” — saved for posterity 18 of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, including The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and As You Like It. In 2016, multiple copies of this original edition, accompanied by six interpretive panels, will tour the nation as the exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.

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Venue:The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Room 107

Please join us for a panel moderated by Gayle Williams, FIU Libraries, exploring the history of book production and their transformation into works of art. This is a kick off event for the month-long celebration of the First Folio at FIU.

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Venue:MMC, GC 243

Join James Sutton, associate professor and chair of the FIU Department of English, for a lecture on Shakespeare and the nature of exile.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:FIU, MC SIPA 125

Poisons, plagues, boils, fistulas, or vile deaths are embedded in nearly every Shakespearian play. Was Shakespeare’s world significantly more dangerous from infections, poisons, and toxins than today’s world? Find out!

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Venue:MMC, PG5 -153

Rivers are the primary conduits transporting materials, including carbon, from land to the ocean. Utilizing examples from major global rivers, refinements to the interpretation of traditional biomarker approaches for assessing the lability and fate of dissolved organic matter (DOM) will be discussed.

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Venue:Coral Gables City Hall Commission Chambers 405 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134

This three-part discussion series will begin with a presentation on the Basics of Sea Level Rise from Dr. Todd Crowl, Director of the Institute for Water and the Environment and the Southeast Environmental Research Center. Dr. Crowl will provide an overview of the causes of sea level rise, and its projected future impacts in South Florida.

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Venue:Coral Gables Musuem 285 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

The public is welcome to attend a panel discussion will focus on the bridging/environmental aspects of the Tamiami Trail.

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Venue:Murray E Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. MM 102

FIU has established the Institute for Water and Environment to bring together the vast knowledge and expertise related to water science and environmental sustainability. Join SERC director and InWE founder Dr. Todd Crowl and learn how FIU is researching out environment and education people to protect it.

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Venue:Florida International University - Biscayne Bay Campus - 3000 Northeast 151st Street. By the Bay beh

Our annual clean up of the bay. Show your panther pride and help keep FIU beautiful! Lunch will be served for those who participate.

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Venue:Chapman Field, 13601 Old Cutler Rd, Miami. (entrance off Deering Bay Dr.)

PLANES, PLANTS, PESTS and PEOPLE are featured at this year’s USDA‐ARS Community Day at Chapman Field. Come join us at this USDA research facility, see how agricultural research and experiments are done, and learn the fascinating aviation history of this property.

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Venue:FIU Frost Art Museum

In celebration of our exhibition, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, we are excited to invite you to our Shakespearean Family Day. Travel back in time, step inside the world of Shakespeare! This free and public event for children of all ages includes story time for young readers, mask making, sword fighting demonstrations and sonnet readings.

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Venue:Online. Click for more details

Dr. Jonathan Day, Professor of Medical Entomology at the University of Florida’s Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory will lead a presentation and discussion around the question “What is Zika Virus?”. The webinar can be accessed online at https://connect.fiu.edu/lssffebruary2016/

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Venue:Miami Center for Architecture & Design, 100 NE 1st Avenue

Join us for a panel discussion with local experts that explores how science, engineering, policy, economics, and architecture come together for a more resilient South Florida.

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Venue:22200 SW 152nd Avenue Homestead, FL 33032

Did you that the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offers cost-share programs for practices you may already be incorporating in your farm or nursery? The Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach program is excited to host the USDA’s NRCS for our next workshop.

March

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Venue:Coral Gables City Hall Commissions Chamber

After an engaging, well-received first iteration of the three-part discussion series, part two will take place at the Coral Gables Museum on March 8, 2016, from 6-7pm. Dr. Ryan Stoa, of FIU’s College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the public policy implications of sea level rise.

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Venue:The Café at Books & Books | Arsht Center

What are the implications of global climate change on human health? Mr. Cortada will discuss a range of topics including how environmental changes can lead to the rise of infectious diseases and alterations in the microbiome that directly affect the health of humans, animals and plants. And he will demonstrate 5 actions to stop rising seas. A fascinating conversation with Xavier Cortada, artist in residence at FIU.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

A Review of the Endangered Status of Sea Turtles Globally and in the Florida Keys: This lecture will discuss the life-cycle of sea turtles and the threats they face. Learn how you can help sea turtles survive from simple practices year-round to joining the beach walking team who track and protect sea turtle nests during nesting season.

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Venue:FIU at I-75 Conference Rm. 309 (Miramar, Fla.)

Administered by the Department of Earth and Environment in the School of Environment, Arts and Society, the Professional Master of Environmental Policy and Management is a professional degree designed to advance your career and position you for leadership roles in the private and public sectors, international organizations and non-government organizations. The program focuses on areas of environmental policy and management.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

This lecture by Dr. Silvia Betti will examine the fusion of the Spanish and English languages in the United States from various perspectives.

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Venue:The Westin Colonnade Merrick Ballroom 80 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

The Nature Conservancy has been working for decades to understand and advance the role that ecosystems, such as natural areas, mangroves and reefs, play in reducing these risks. Please join The Nature Conservancy as they introduce new, innovative partnerships for using nature to build resilience.

April

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Venue:Hilton Miami Downtown 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Ballroom Level

The Sea Level Rise Solutions Conference will focus on solutions, business opportunities and showcase examples of resiliency methods implemented in other geographic regions.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 135

Dr. Diana (Tita) Alvira, from the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History will be presenting on Participatory Methods for Engaging Local Communities in Conservation (Peruvian Amazon).

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Venue:Miccosukee Embassy on the Miami River | 1750 NW South River Drive, Miami

INFLECTION POINTS is a spiritual and interactive art installation featuring performance, prayers, and audio-visual components that offer visitors an expansive experience of the Greater Everglades.

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Venue:The Kampong | 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

An afternoon of garden beauty, exotic spices, handcrafted cocktails and fabulous food. Celebrating its 22nd year, Miami's most anticipated garden party sells out to a limited crowd of 450 guests each year. Relaxed, sophisticated and sassy, Bali Ha'i is "The Party" for a crowd that enjoys travel, fine cuisine, stylish design and outdoor entertaining.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PG5 155

Members of the Muruy peoples of the Colombian Amazon present on their work preparing for climate change and preserving traditional Indigenous culture as leaders within OPIAC.

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Venue:WC 130, FIU MMC campus

Join us for the next FIU Biology QBIC symposium on climate change and how it is transforming South Florida. How do we know what we know? What does this all mean for the oceans and out livelihoods?

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Venue:FIU, MMC PCA-150

Dr. Saleem Khan is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from India. He will give a seminar on the adaptation to Sea-level Rise in Tamil Nadu (India) and talk about implications for Florida.

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Venue:Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater, 16701 SW 72 Avenue

We invite you to join SEAS and Deering Estate in our fist annual FIU-Deering Field Clinic. Experts from FIU and other organizations will present on various topics that are essential for preparing students for fieldwork or international research.

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Venue:Wolfe Univ. Center, Bookstore (FIU-Biscayne Bay campus)

Come out and join our FIU undergraduate and graduate 2016 Literary Contest winners as they read excerpts from their winner pieces. Event is FREE & OPEN to the public.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. - MM102 Key Largo, FL 33037

The effects of climate change have caused marine organisms to have to adapt to sharp natural changes and to many different sources of stress. In order to adapt they change the activity of different regions in their genome. This talk aims to introduce audiences to epigenetics and its relevance to study how marine organisms adapt to environmental changes and its potential application in pollution biomonitoring in the ocean.

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Venue:Zoo Miami, 1 Zoo Boulevard 12400 SW 152 Street Miami, FL 33177

Zoo Miami’s Earth Day celebration – Party for the Planet – will be held Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17. There will be fun “green” activities and entertainment for the entire family as well as animal enrichment with recycled items and/or natural materials like newspapers, cardboard tubes, bamboo, old tires, fire hoses, and more.

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Venue:FIU, MMC, WC 130

There is a call for new models in science learning and communication, one that provides a bridge between formal and informal settings, and connects people at all levels with opportunities for learning. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (FMOS) and Florida International University have partnered to address this call. We invite all faculty, staff and interested students to come learn more about opportunities being developed.

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Venue:Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

Climakaze Miami (cly-ma-kaw-zee) is celebrating its second annual convening and performance marathon of climate-change-concerned artists, scientists, change-makers and other stakeholders from across the South Florida and international spectrum. SEAS Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will be examining the “crisis of the human psyche surrounding climate change.”

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve and Deering Estate

Join the FIU ecology club GLADES and be part of the Earth Day Every Day FIU Initiative! BioBlitzs will be held at the FIU Nature Preserve and Deering Estate.

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Venue:folger.edu

Celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy with FIU Folger Shakespeare Library and C-SPAN BookTV this Sat., April 23 at noon ET. Watch LIVE on C-SPAN2 or streamed on folger.edu.

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Venue:FIU, MMC GC Ballroom MD

This year's Agroecology Annual Symposium will be held on April 25th, Monday. The keynote speaker is Dr. Essie Fallahi Director of Pomology and Viticulture at Univeristy of Idaho, Parma Research and Extension Center. The main focus is Tropical Fruits and Food Security.

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Venue:Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

We invite you to attend the 2016 Our Common Future lecture,presented by the annual Donald Blechman Memorial Lecture Series and SEAS, where Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present his lecture on "Conserving Large Predators in a Changing Environment".

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Venue:FIU, BBC WUC-244

The Sanders prize, believed to be unique in American letters, is awarded annually to a writer of fiction, identified by The FIU Creative Writing Program, whose work combines literary excellence with popular appeal. The award is supported by a grant from the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation of Boca Raton. Sanders, who died in 1998, was himself an author of well-regarded popular novels, including The First Deadly Sin.

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Venue:Betsy Hotel South Beach

The Betsy Hotel, co-sponsor of the Lawrence Sanders Award, will host a breakfast salon for Tim O'Brien on the morning of Friday, April 29th. Join O'Brien for a delicious breakfast and candid talk. Seating is limited.

May

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Venue:FIU|BBC| MSB-105

There is a call for new models in science learning and communication, one that provides a bridge between formal and informal settings, and connects people at all levels with opportunities for learning. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (FMOS) and Florida International University have partnered to address this call. We invite all faculty, staff and interested students to come learn more about opportunities being developed.

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Venue:The Kampong

Join Dr. Chris Baraloto, Director of the International Center for Tropical Botany, for the US premiere showing of Itoupé II: au Coeur du Parc Amazonien de Guyane, an original film by artist Aurélien Brussini, tour of The Kampong, and presentation of the future ICTB headquarters to be built at The Kampong.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

The science is clear: sea level is rising. The extent to which we are able to create opportunities from this challenge for our communities is how well we incorporate understanding of anticipated impacts into decision making and think outside the box to realize those opportunities. In this presentation, you’ll hear about science, impacts and work toward solutions concerning sea level rise in South Florida.

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Venue:The Deering Estate 16701 SW 72 Avenue Miami, FL 33157

Join us on May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Deering Estate as we screen this student-produced documentary on the effects of sea level rise on South Florida.

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Venue:1590 NE 123 Street, North Miami, FL 33161

A multidisciplinary team of experts selected by the Urban land Institute will present a resiliency strategy for the Arch Creek Basin area. The strategy will focus on building economic and environmental resilience in the face of climate change.

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Venue:Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch Library - 2930 Aventura Blvd, Aventura, Aventura, FL 33180

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join local scholars and environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape.

June

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Venue:Webinar. See flyer for more details

Life Sciences South Florida will present its next webinar on finding solutions to sea level rise in South Florida.

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Venue:SW 184 Street and Old Cutler Rd.

Livablecutler will be planting pine rockland plants, mulching, debris clean up, and light weeding. It's a great time and the results are amazing!

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Kayak Launch Area

Join us for a beach clean up of around our beautiful Biscayne Bay Campus! Participants will have a chance to receive tickets for a free screening of the film Finding Dory.

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Venue:Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theater, 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami FL 33157

Jorge Zamanillo will offer his perspective on some of the discoveries in recent history that led to the preservation of major archaeological remains in South Florida and shares how the artifacts and features are preserved, cared for, and interpreted in a museum setting.

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Venue:The Kampong 4013 Douglas Rd Coral Gables, Florida 33133

The Tropical Flowering Tree Society (TFTS) will be hosting an event that is geared toward plant enthusiasts. The Conference will host 8 speakers that are renowned in the plant world.

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Venue:Shake-A-Leg Miami 2620 S Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33133

The tournament, established in 2002, is a unique fundraising event benefiting the FIU Alumni Association's Scholarship Fund. Funds are raised through sponsorships and boat registrations. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are graduates of the University and the Panther Pride Scholarship awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities.

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Venue:The Kampong - National Tropical Botanical Garden - 4013 Douglas Road, Miami, FL 33133

Tour the unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong, learn and discuss with local environmental humanities scholars.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join Reading Queer and The Whimsical Project as we celebrate the contributions of Caribbean LGBTQ writers past and present, and discover multiple experiences of writing beyond today's boundaries. Moderated by Omar Figueras and M.J. Fievre.

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Venue:Online, see post for link

Learn about climate adaptation activities in the Southeast United States, focusing on water resources in 11 states in the Southeast including- Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida – as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Be a part of the book launch for MFA Alum, Cathleen Chambless ('15). Come hear her read from her first book of poetry, get your copy signed, and enjoy the company of other Nec(Romantic) fans.

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Venue:Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami

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. Tree quantities are limited and will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Venue:FIU BBC, Panther Square

The Summer B festivities continue with arts and crafts stations and FREE snacks and refreshments at our Creative Panthers Day! This event will feature a cool giveaway that will definitely put a smile on your face.

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Venue:2602 NW 5 Avenue

Join Books & Books for the grand opening of their new pop-up store in Wynwood. There will be Pop-Up Readings by: VONA/VOICES Visiting faculty and free beer samples from J Wakefield Brewery, Concrete Beach, and Wynwood Brewery.

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Venue:The New Florida Majority Miami, 8330 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138

Please join The CLEO Institute for the Little Haiti Town Hall on Climate Change. We invite residents, elected officials, government staff, scientists, business, community leaders, students, teachers, faith leaders, and everyone wishing to participate, to discuss how climate change will impact our jobs, safety, homes, and lives.

July

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Venue:Miami Dade College Auditorium (300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132)

Join Dr. Michael Heithaus, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, for a round table discussion on coral reefs, ocean biodiversity and climate change at the French American Climate Talks on Ocean.

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Venue:Bird Bowl Bowling Center (9275 SW 40 Street Miami, FL 33165)

Each year the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) sponsors a fund-raising bowl-a-thon called “Bowling For Rhinos” (BFR). BFR funds support LWC- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (formerly called Ngare Sergoi rhino sanctuary) in Kenya, Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) and Way Kambas in Sumatra, as well as Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, which shares a portion of the land mass with LWC.

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Venue:Books and Books; 265 Aragon ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

To celebrate the release of her debut novel Rope, Haitian-American writer M. Ketsia Theodore-Pharel will be in conversation with a panel of celebrated writers of Caribbean descent: Ms. Fabienne Josaphat, Mr. Geoffrey Philp, and Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Solely.

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Venue:Blue Marlin Ballroom, Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL

The Florida Bay Forum is intended to provide Florida Bay scientists and members of the Florida Keys community an opportunity to discuss openly the current Florida Bay seagrass die-off (including the causes, the impacts, and prognosis for recovery) and the solutions to fixing this problem. Presentations by Florida Bay scientists will be brief (10-12 minutes each) and designed for a non-technical audience. Following each presentation, there will be a brief period for Q&A and science discussion.

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Venue:Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

This new biography recasts Moses as an effective, hands-on organizer, safeguarding his ideals while leading from behind the scenes. By returning Moses to his rightful place among the foremost leaders of the movement, Visser-Maessen testifies to Moses's revolutionary approach to grassroots leadership and the power of the individual in generating social change.

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

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:Deering Estate. 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami FL 33157

The Deering Estate is home to several rarely seen species of butterflies. Guests will explore various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing, and Atala butterflies, as well as others of the nearly 40 species that are onsite.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

August

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Venue:Heartwood Retreat Center - 17507 Water Line Srv Road, Bradenton, FL 34212

This 3 hour workshop introduces the power of journaling for emotional balance and self growth, offering techniques and tools to expand our relationship with the written word as a path to healing and discovering who we are and what we believe.

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Venue:Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center (Sat) and FIU MMC (Sun)

The Love the Everglades Movement Summer Symposium is an important gathering to discuss Everglades issues, and it brings together Native American activists, mainstream environmentalists, social justice advocates and politicians.

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Venue:Marjorie & William McDonald Center 17051 NE 19th Ave North Miami Beach, 33162

Join NeighborhoodHELP™ and the Panther Learning Communities August 11th for the North Miami Beach “Back to School Health Fair & Bookbag Giveaway” event. This event will focus on providing health education to local students in the North Miami Beach Community. The PLC Community Service-Learning Program will be hosting a table on childhood obesity and providing health education activities for youth.

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Venue:FIU Barnes and Noble Bookstore MMC

Professor Antoinette Smith’s book titled “Insider Secrets to College Classroom Success” speaks candidly about how students can utilize the classroom to perfect their leadership and communication skills prior to entering the workforce. Come out and meet Professor Smith and celebrate with her at FIU’s Barnes & Noble bookstore. Enjoy wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres, and pick up your signed book for yourself or the young adult that relies on you for advice.

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Venue:The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Join O, Miami as we celebrate the life and work of Miami poet Donald Justice (1925-2004). The two-day celebration includes a series of fun and free events designed to re-introduce Justice to his hometown.

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Venue:18710 SW 288 St Homestead, FL 33030

Growing a business is much like growing crops or raising livestock – you need hard work, preparation, and the right tools. To help you grow a strong and sustainable business, the Florida SBDC at FIU is providing a free workshop on key drivers of agribusinesses growth: Accessing Capital; Accessing International Markets; Business Plans; and Utilizing Mobile Technology.

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Venue:West Kendall Baptist Hospital Staff Parking Lot 15755 SW 96th St Kendall, FL

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.

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Venue:FIU BBC, Panther Plaza

If you’re eager to get involved in your community or on campus then join us for our Departments and Volunteer Fair at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus!

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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios, Main Gallery

Dr. Todd Crowl, Director of the Institute of Water and the Environment, will present "Realizing Sea Level Solutions". Free and Open to the public

September

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Venue:22200 SW 152ave, Miami, FL 33170

Have you ever wanted to learn about bees, get inside a beehive and learn how it all works? Have you considered introducing bees to your farm? If so, you are in luck! The Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach Program is proud to offer this FREE workshop. Limited availability and registration is required. To RSVP, please email nidelaro@fiu.edu. For future workshop schedule or more information call us at 305-348-0186 or visit: agroecology.fiu.edu/programs/vesfo

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Venue:Vizcaya Museum & Gardens - 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

How can words describe the experience of living in a time of environmental crisis? Reflect with local environmental humanities scholars and eco-artists on how arts and culture can help us understand the feelings we might have as we think about climate change.The event will feature SEAS Artist in Residence, Xavier Cortada.

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Venue:FIU| MMC| WC 130 & simulcast to FIU BBC's MSB 362

The FIU Marine Education & Research Initiative (MERI) is proud of kick-off our first seminar this month! Keith Laakkonen, the director of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RBNERR), will visit FIU MMC and give a talk on current science being conducted within the Reserve, and the research and educational support capabilities of RBNERR for future collaborations with FIU scientists.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Graduated writers from the Creative Writing MFA will read from their newly published works or theses.

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Venue:Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road Naples, Florida 34113

This annual event will include staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat 15 minutes away), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips, stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, marine critter touch tank, live animal presentations, kids games and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of the science labs, native plant walks, films, food and more.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Alum, Mike Creeden, launches his first novel, All Your Lies Came True, at Books & Books in Coral Gables!

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Venue:Cool Runnings Organic Farms, 26500 SW 217 Ave, Homestead FL 33031

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Related Sciences (MANRRS) invites you to join them at Cool Runnings Organic Farms for a Farm Life Field Day. Learn about everyday a modern farm life and maybe taste some homegrown produce!

October

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Venue:Glenn Curtiss Mansion, 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs FL 33166

In conjunction with the Curtiss Mansion and Smithsonian Institution's Water/Ways exhibit, come listen and participate in a lively panel discussion about water issues and the importance of water preservation in our community by experts Dr. Harold Wanless, Dalton Hesley, Dr. Jennifer Vielleux and members of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Venue:Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Do you want to help do something about seasonal flooding in your neighborhood? The Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), the Office of University Sustainability and the School of Communication & Journalism at Florida International University are teaming up Eyes on the Rise, the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience, and the CLEO Institute, to collect data on King tides and flooding in the community, with your help!

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Venue:The Kampong 4013 South Douglas Road Coconut Grove, FL 33133

The Kampong, in the heart of Coconut Grove, is the historic home of acclaimed botanist Dr. David Fairchild and headquarters for the International Center for Tropical Botany, a partnership between FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). As FIU, NTBG and The Kampong begin plans to revitalize initiatives at The Kampong, we invite you to join us for an informative conversation.

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Venue:Coconut Grove Woman's Club 2985 S Bayshore Drive

Join us for a free workshop where we will simplify basic climate science, seriousness and solution's. We keep it simple. No science degree needed. For more information

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

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:Barnes & Noble at BBC

Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the FIU Creative Writing MFA host poet, Rigoberto Gonzalez as part of our Writers on the Bay Reading Series. Please join us in welcoming this award-winning poet. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and a signing will follow the reading.

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Venue:Murray E Nelson Government and Cultural Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy. MM 102 Key Largo, FL 33037

Lisa Symons has served as the Damage Assessment and Resource Protection Coordinator for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Join us as Lisa talks about the Crocker Reef ATON case, a recent example of a drifting aid to navigation for Crocker Reef that damaged Cheeca Dry Rocks.

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Venue:Shark Valley Visitors Center 36000 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33194

Friends of Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management, Inc. (FOE) is hosting the 2nd annual "Race Against Invasives" 5K Fun Run/Walk. The purpose of this run is to spread awareness of invasive species in South Florida.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Wine Spectator Restaura

The American Pulse Association in partnership with FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management proudly invite you to Pulse Innovation Miami, an invitation-only event celebrating the nutritious, sustainable, versatile, and affordable super foods known as pulses (dried beans, peas, lentils & chickpeas).

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

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:FIU MMC PC 310

This Friday, October 28th, Dr. David Farris, Assistant professor, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, Florida will speak on on: "Subduction Initiation in the Panama Arc"

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Venue:The Deering Estate | Visitor Center Theatre 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157

The Aedes aegypti mosquito has been plaguing humans for thousands of years. This mosquito is the vector of Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Chikungunya. By biting us, females have the opportunity to spread these diseases.This talk will explore how mosquitoes detect their human hosts and the use of molecular genetics to understand this deadly behavior.

November

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Venue:FIU, BBC, Glenn Hubert Library

An exhibit of photos and interpretive material from the UNESCO funded trip of Clyde Butcher. Join us for the opening on Nov 1 for a panel discussion on South Florida ecosystems and Cuba.

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Venue:FIU, MMC, GC 140

Stephanie Foote is the Jackson and Nichols Professor of English at West Virginia University. Her talk will explore the connections between waste and literature.

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Venue:The Deering Estate

Join us for a night of hikes, canoe trips, and s’mores! Presented by FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and hosted by the Deering Estate, the SEAS Alumni Night offers alumni and guests the opportunity to enjoy either a canoe trip or a night hike while networking under the stars.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve MMC

Dr. Hong Liu, GLADES the student ecology club, The Office of University of Sustainability and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden are bringing native Florida orchids to campus in what is to be a great reintroduction project. The first out planting event will be on November 5th from 9 am to 12 pm in the FIU Nature Preserve.

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Venue:Tropical Audubon Society 5530 Sunset Drive, Miami, Florida 33143

Grab a friend & come out to the Florida Trail Association monthly meeting with your fellow hikers. Dr. Gaiser will highlight many of the unusual features of the Everglades and why restoration is essential for preserving these perplexing characteristics.

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156

The Fall Garden Festival Featuring the Ramble truly has something for everyone! A huge plant sale of Fairchild-grown plants and plants from vendors offering edible plants for your own fall garden, ornamentals, orchids, succulents, exotics and more.

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Venue:Main Library | 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131

"Most Fashionable Lies: writing history in an unhistorical world" best selling author Les Standiford discusses the lure and practice of writing historical narrative and micro-history for modern readers. Standiford is founding director of the creative writing program at Florida International University and is the author of 21 books and novels including Last Train to Paradise, meet you in hell, and the soon-to-be filmed man who invented Christmas.

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Venue:FIU MMC, Student Academic Success Center 11200 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33199

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. SEAS Executive Director, Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Neurogeneticist Matthew DeGennaro, and Spoken word artist, Christopher James '15 are among the eight speakers chosen for the upcoming fifth annual event.

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Venue:FIU at I-75 1930 SW 145th Avenue Miramar, FL 33027 United States

Do you want to launch a career in conservation, water management or land management? Or are you already working and want to position yourself for a leadership role? Join us for one of our open houses this fall to learn about FIU’s Professional Science Master in Environmental Policy and Management.

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Venue:FIU, MMC, ECS 243

Are you looking to gain hands-on experience working with endangered and rare species, Everglades restoration, or environmental outreach? Join us for a mini internship fair to see what SEAS has to offer!

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Venue:FIU, MMC CBC 142

Evelyn Gaiser and John Kominoski will discuss several large collaborative efforts at FIU, including the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, and ongoing university efforts aimed at integrating the social, ecological and technical approaches to solutions, and discuss opportunities for engagement.

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Venue:FIU, MMC, Farmer's Market at the GL Breezeway

Looking to decorate for the holidays? Come to the 2nd annual Poinsettia Sale hosted by the Agroecology Program and Garden Club. All are locally grown at FIU!

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

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

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Venue:FIU, MMC, Farmer's Market at the GL Breezeway and GC

Looking to decorate for the holidays? Come to the 2nd annual Poinsettia Sale hosted by the Agroecology Program and Garden Club. All are locally grown at FIU!

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Venue:The Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater, 16701 SW 72 Ave, Miami, FL 33157

Join experts from FIU's Tropical Conservation Institute as they talk about their Florida Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Recovery Project. Over 80 percent of the bird’s habitat has been lost in recent decades with much of the remaining prairie degraded by fire suppression and encroachment by trees and shrubs. Researchers believe less than 150 of the songbirds remain in the wild.

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Venue:FIU, MMC, PG 5 153

On Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Native American Tribes are standing against development of a 1,172 mile oil pipeline. This panel of indigenous and faculty voices explores native perspectives on earth, land, water, as well as legal and scientific questions of the pipeline infrastructure, why DAPL threatens water security, where the process of federal consultation with tribes failed, the Florida Sable trail pipeline, and the Lakota prophesies that are coming true.

December

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Venue:Milander: 4800 Palm Ave, Hialeah

Art talk by Xavier Cortada and open reception celebrating the Reclamation Project's 10th anniversary

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

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

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Venue:Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment 4800 Palm Avenue Hialeah, FL 33012 United States

CLIMA returns to Hialeah during Art Basel week featuring art, projects and panel discussions on sea level rise and climate change. Join us on Monday. 12/2 for a panel discussion featuring various FIU experts on the impact of sea level rise on South Florida.

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Venue:Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment 4800 Palm Avenue Hialeah, FL 33012 United States

CLIMA returns to Hialeah during Art Basel week featuring art, projects and panel discussions on sea level rise and climate change. Join us on Tuesday, 12/3 for a panel discussion featuring various FIU experts on the The Art of Climate Change.

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Venue:The Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theater, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157

Pine forests and hardwood hammocks have long been two sides of a "habitat coin" on Miami's limestone rocklands. In this presentation, we discuss the forces that drive ecosystem dynamics between pine forests and hardwood hammocks, the biodiversity each supports and its variability across sites including the Deering Estate.

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

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

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Venue:Shark Valley, Everglades National Park

Instructed by Photographer Carlos Causo Experienced photographers will not want to miss the opportunity to photograph the Everglades in the morning. Join photography instructor, Carlos Causo, as he takes you on a very special photo shoot of egrets, herons, ibis and raptors as they actively seek out their first meal of the day. This class takes place at Shark Valley.

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Venue:Zoo Miami 1 Zoo Boulevard 12400 SW 152 Street Miami Florida 33177

Celebrate the grand opening of Florida: Mission Everglades and meet native animals including a Florida Panther, black bears, alligators, and crocodiles.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join FIU Creative Writing professor Julie Marie Wade as she discusses her collection of poems SIX. Why SIX? Because the collection is composed of six poems. And because the perspective in this collection shifts like a kaleidoscope, each image viewable from six possible angles.

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Venue:Temple Solel 5100 Sheridan St Hollywood, FL 33021

Temple Solel will hold a community meeting on sea level rise solutions. Guest speaker Greg Hamra, of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, will discuss how we can work with government officials in 2017 to make changes in climate policy and reduce the risk of sea level rise.