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January

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Venue:Books and Books, Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Join FIU alum Aurora Morcillo as she discusses her book "En Cuerpo y Alma" on the relationship between the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco and the symbolic female embodiment of the nation. Aurora Morcillo is the director of Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at FIU.

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

Algae are a tremendously diverse group of organisms that play a key role in aquatic ecosystems. In this panel discussion, we will explore algal diversity and their interactions with the environment, and give examples of their beneficial and detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems in South Florida.

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Venue:Newman Alumni Center, University of Miami, 6200 San Amaro Dr Coral Gables, FL 33146

Did you know? Sharks play a vital role in maintaining ocean ecosystems, but shark populations are declining due to overfishing, bycatch, and habitat disruption. Join us as Chris Fischer ignites our passion for shark conservation and our fight to save animals from extinction.

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

In South Florida, the environment is the economy. Hear an expert panel discuss the health of Biscayne Bay and learn how ongoing restoration efforts will ensure a clean water supply, increase resiliency against sea level rise and support Miami-Dade's growing economy.

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

The last 20-30 years have seen unprecedented progress in our understanding of the diversity and relationships of life on Earth. In particular, the flood of DNA sequence data and whole genome data have provided remarkable insights and revealed many unsuspected relationships. In this presentation, Dr. Collins will explore the current state of knowledge concerning the tree of life.

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

Magic City Gospel is a love song to Birmingham, the Magic City of the South. In traditional forms and free verse poems, 2015 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award-winner Ashley M. Jones takes readers on a historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through her life and the life of her home state.

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Venue:Batchelor Environmental Center 106 Northeast 147th Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Join MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) as we remove invasive vegetation from our new Batchelor Environmental Center restoration site, on the banks of the Oleta River in North Miami, to begin restoring the land to a native mangrove forest. The invasive vegetation consists primarily of Burma reed, Australian pine, and Brazilian pepper. All tools and gloves will be provided.

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Venue:FIU at I-75 3rd Floor 1930 SW 145th Ave Miramar, FL 33027

Do you want to launch a career in conservation,water Management or land management? Are you already working and want to position yourself in a leadership role? That’s all possible with our program! Join us for one of our open houses this spring to learn about FIU’s Professional Science Master in Environmental Policy and Management.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Ann Hood is the bestselling author of the novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Red Thread. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was chosen as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a NYT editor's choice. She's received two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, and a Best American Travel Writing Award. Her new novel, The Book That Matters Most, is due out in August.

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Venue:FIU MMC, PC 419

Join the Department of Earth and Environment for a seminar by Mr. Joe Figel, FIU MS Environmental Studies graduate and UCF PhD Candidate in Biology on jaguar ecology and conservation.

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

Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago coordinated a group of five experts to conduct 80 interviews in Cuba on the rapidly expanding "non-state sector" of the economy, including self-employed workers.

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Venue:265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

Louis K. Lowy is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and an alumnus of Florida International University’s creative writing program. Anatomy of a Humachine is a science fiction tour de force spanning two centuries and crossing two planets.

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

Tropical forests are biodiversity hotspots – areas of extraordinary species richness of both flora and fauna – whose plants offer us food, medicine, shelter and even beauty products. Hear how the International Center for Tropical Botany is working to balance these demands and work toward a sustainable future.

February

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Venue:Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus | AC1-194 3000 NE 151 Street North Miami Beach

In this seminar, Dr. Mangel will provide a brief review of the origins of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling and the failure to successfully regulate whaling that lead to the commercial moratorium.

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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:The Deering Estate - Visitor Center Theater 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33157

As part of the Speaking Sustainably Lecture Series, experts will provide insights research and efforts to help protect these species including the ongoing worldwide shark census - Global FinPrint Project. An international, multi-institutional collaboration supported by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the project aims to inform and drive regional and global shark conservation.

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Venue:PC 419 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 419 Miami, FL 33199 United States

Dr. Liu is an ecologist with research interests in invasive species biology and conservation ecology. Her research areas include plant mating systems, population viability analysis and plant-animal interactions (seed dispersal, insect pollination, and insect herbivory). Her current research addresses important environmental issues such as predicting horticultural plant naturalization, the ecological consequences of specialized invasive pollinator and invasive mutualism.

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

Join as Zoo Miami as they celebrate Ellie's debut as the official representative for Florida: Mission Everglades.

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

Diatoms, known as “algae in glass houses” due to their transparent silica walls, are among the largest and most ecologically significant groups of organisms on earth. Our panel will take you along on the science of diatoms and the power of art and public installations to broaden knowledge of nature.

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Venue:FIU MMC, PG5 155

This panel is designed to share indigenous knowledge about our current political climate and its roots in colonialism, capitalism, domination, the environment, and how to resist governmental decisions that impact our lives and rights. Discussions will feature local indigenous leaders as well as important figures in the Standing Rock Movement followed by a question and answer session that will allow students to engage with panelists in an open discussion.

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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:Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms, MMC

The Leadership Lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from Mercantil Commercebank, but advanced registration is required. Click here to register for this lecture: lead.fiu.edu/AdamGoldstein

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Highway 102050 Overseas Highway Key

The Ocean Life Series brings renowned researchers and academics to the Keys to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages.This series is free and open to the public.

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Venue:BBC Batchelor Environmental Center

Join FIU SEAS and Frost Science’s MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) as we remove invasive vegetation from our new Batchelor Environmental Center restoration site on the Biscayne Bay Campus, to begin restoring the land to a native mangrove and hardwood hammock forest. The invasive vegetation consists primarily of Burma reed, Australian pine, and Brazilian pepper. All tools and gloves will be provided. 3rd Saturday of every month.

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Venue:SASC 305

Are you looking to explore more within your major or a major that you are interested in? Are you unsure of the many pathways that your major can lead you to? Then come to this workshop to hear and learn about a particular major or field and ways to gain information and network to explore a possible career field that might be of interest to you and your future career goals.

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Venue:SASC 305

Are you looking to explore more within your major or a major that you are interested in? Are you unsure of the many pathways that your major can lead you to? Then come to this workshop to hear and learn about a particular major or field and ways to gain information and network to explore a possible career field that might be of interest to you and your future career goals.

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

STEMCon is an occasion which will bring together STEM faculty, advisors, potential employers, graduate school recruiters, and students seeking opportunities to grow and succeed in these fields. The conference will provide students with rich information and resources, including succeeding as an undergraduate student, career guidance, graduate school information and will allow for valuable networking opportunities for research and employment.

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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 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:BBC – Barnes & Noble 3000 Northeast 151st Street Miami , 33181

FIU’s Creative Writing and Barnes & Noble will host author, Lauren Grodstein, for the second reading series event of Writers on the Bay Spring 2017. Lauren Grodstein is the author of the New York Times-bestselling A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything, among other works. Her new novel, Sometimes at Night, will be published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in March, 2017.

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Venue:USDA-ARS 13601 Old Cutler Road Miami, FL United States

Fruit, Flowers, Fragrance and Flavors 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 history of this property.This is free and open to the public. Will feature tours of plant collections, presentations by research scientists, children’s activities, educational displays, etc

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Book Launch

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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.

March

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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:BBC MSB 105

Dr. Mark M. Martindale, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida “A developmental view of radical changes in animal body plan organization” Seminar will take place in MSB-105 (polycom WC-130) at 3pm, and will be hosted by the Ecotoxicology Lab. Snacks provided.

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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 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. Today’s volunteer day focuses on caring for our pollinator gardens that attract pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds.

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

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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:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Highway 102050 Overseas Highway Key

Sea Level Rise, Everglades Restoration and the Health of our Coastal Waters

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

As a flat, low-lying landscape, the Florida Coastal Everglades are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise. This has been exacerbated by a chronic reduction in freshwater flow from Lake Okeechobee over the past century. Everglades restoration has been moving at a slow pace and the fundamental problem of dumping excess freshwater to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers still impacts our coastal waters. The ecological and economic implications of this will be discussed.

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Venue:Pinecrest Gardens 11000 South Red Road Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States

This is an informal meeting in which all kinds of botanists share their work with others, and also come to meet folks from other parts of South Florida with similar interests. Our host for this venue is Harvey Bernstein, who recently returned to the Miami area to take the position as head of Horticulture.

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Venue:FIU, MMC Green Library 220

Mr. Boris Fishman, a Belarus-born author will join us from Princeton, where he teaches for the Creative Writing Program. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The New Republic, The Nation, The London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and other publications. Mr. Fishman will discuss how immigrant literature is an integral part of American literature.

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Venue:FIU, MMC Wertheim Conservatory (WC) 130

FIU research scientist, Dr. Jennifer Veilleux, engages in this dance on the line between the observer and the participant illustrated with photographs and stories of indigenous communities living on different rivers of the world. As a geographer who researches water security of transboundary shared rivers, she describes how changes to major rivers from development projects impacts international, national, and local communities of Indigenous people.

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Venue:BBC Wolfe University Center

The premier exchange on trees in Miami-Dade featuring best practices from Green Cities, Miami-Dade Urban Tree Canopy Assessment, achieving Tree City/Tree Campus USA, Crown Canopy award winner and unveiling of the County’s new online Tree Canopy Tool.

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Venue:Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park 1725 NE 135th Street North Miami, FL United States

During Native Plant Day, you can learn about native plants, landscaping, water conservation, "bad" insects, butterflies, seeds, wildflowers, woodturning and lots more!

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Venue:Deering Estate 6701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157 United States

Stop by our tables in the discovery cove, where kids can experiment and explore! Children and their families are invited to participate in hands-on activities that bring our research and research techniques to life!

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Venue:WUC 155

Thomas Kaplan is a congressional correspondent for The New York Times. Before covering Capitol Hill, he was part of The Times’s team that covered the 2016 presidential election. During the campaign, he wrote fact checks of statements made by the candidates, and he also reported extensively from the campaign trail, covering both major-party nominees and their running mates.

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Venue:Wolfe University Center (WUC) Ballrooms, BBC

Jane Smiley, author of Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Thousand Acres, will receive the 2017 Lawrence Sanders Award in Fiction. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 8pm at Biscayne Bay Campus’s Wolfe University Center Ballroom (2nd floor, Room 244). This event is free and open to the public, but requires a ticket. Tickets can be reserved by going to http://2017lawrencesandersaward.eventbrite.com.

April

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Venue:Lummus Park Historic Disctrict 250 NW North River Drive Miami, United States

Celebrate the historic mixed-use Miami River’s unique culture and natural environment at the free annual Miami Riverday festival, featuring free Miami River boat tours, live music, historic re-enactors, environmental education, children activities, food, drinks and more

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Venue:Sunday 4/2 will be in AHC5-201/203 Monday 4/3 will be in the Frost Art Museum 105 & 107

The Southeast Regional Workshop will begin on Sunday, April 2nd and will end on Monday, April 3rd. Focused broadly on STEM education, sessions will include: Starting an LA Program, Preparing and supporting LAs, Using LAs in Gateway courses, Exploring culturally responsive teaching with LAs, and Expanding and Sustaining an LA Program. There will also be discussion panels, poster sessions, and opportunities to explore beautiful Miami.

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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. Today’s volunteer day focuses on maintaining our pollinator gardens that attract pollinating insects like butterflies.

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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.Today’s volunteer day focuses on removing invasives that threaten our native plants and animal species.

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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.

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Venue:MMC WC-130

Dr. Joanna Tucker (Montgomery Botanical Center) Joanna’s academic and professional background has been broadly interdisciplinary, with a consistent focus on tropical plant ecology, including research and fieldwork on secondary forest regrowth in the Brazilian Amazon, plant population ecology, and phenology.

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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. Today’s volunteer day will focus on planting plants native to South Florida.

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Venue:BBC – Barnes & Noble 3000 Northeast 151st Street Miami , 33181

Honors will be showered upon FIU Creative Writing undergraduate and graduate students. All entries are evaluated by outside judges.The student winners will read from their fiction, poetry, or non-fiction work. Refreshments will be served.

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

Join us for a very special volunteer day as we celebrate Earth Day! Our Earth Day activity will focus on expanding our pollinator gardens by planting flowering plants around the perimeter of the Preserve that attract pollinating insects such as butterflies and bees!

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

The smalltooth sawfish is one of the world’s most endangered fishes, and South Florida may be one of its last bastions for survival. Join Dr. Yannis P. Papastamatiou, as he discusses current sawfish numbers, what we have learned about them and how long we predict it will take for sawfish populations to be at a healthy size again.

Indigenous Voices in the Interfaith Conversation

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, Interior Courtyard 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables (opposit

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and Coral Gables Congregational Church–United Church of Christ for a special celebration of Earth Day, featuring an interfaith conversation from a Native American perspective. Bobby Cypress Billie is an Aboriginal Elder and Spiritual Leader of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation of Florida.

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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. Today’s volunteer day will focus on maintaining wildlife habitats.

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Venue:Manuel ArtimeTheater 900 SW 1st STMiami, FL 33130

Featuring Dr.TaraStoinski, President and CEO of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the evening will explore the fight to save great apes from extinction. Event proceeds will benefit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

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Venue:Oleta River State Park 3400 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Join FIU SEAS and The Friends of Oleta River State Park in reclaiming a piece of the park for nature. In honor of Earth Day, volunteers will work to restore the corner lot at Biscayne and 163rd into a usable park space. Debris clean-up, invasive species removal, planting, mulching and weeding are all fair game in this event designed to let local citizens take back disturbed land for the community to enjoy.

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Venue:Love Life Wellness Center 584 Northwest 27th Street Miami, FL 33127 United States

Calling all Fashion Revolutionaires! Join us for the first ever Fashion Revolution event in Miami! Fashion Rev is a global movement where cities around the world raise awareness of the fashion industry and prompt the question #WhoMadeMyClothes? It is a way to promote sustainable and ethical practices within the industry and help people become more conscious of where their clothes come from, how it was made and who made them.

May

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Venue:Treasure Village Montessori 86731 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

An event for the whole family, Family Science Night inspires families to explore and learn through hands-on experiments and inquiry based activities. Ignite your family’s scientific curiosity and take home ideas to continue to foster exploration.

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Venue:Zoo Miami 12400 SW 152 Street Miami Florida 33177

Visit our Educational Booth near the Zoo Classrooms! Help prevent plastic pollution in the ocean Learn about Whooping Cranes and wading birds Animal trivia with prizes Seafood Watch pocket guides

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden | DiMare Science Village

To build a resilient South Florida, Everglades restoration efforts must address the challenges of sea level rise. Scientists from the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program (FCE LTER) have spent decades understanding some of the most critical elements of this valuable ecosystem. Join us for a general discussion where panelists will cover the science behind Everglades restoration and sea level rise.

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

Join us for a discussion where panelists will cover the science behind Everglades restoration and sea level rise. Graduate students studying in the Everglades will present their research in a poster session during a short reception. In the Science Village at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

June

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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. Today’s volunteer day will focus on caring for the trees in the Nature Preserve.

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Venue:FairChild Tropical Botanical Garden 11935 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop. Space is limited to the first twelve people that reserve online.

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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. Today’s volunteer day will focus on the removal of invasive plant species.

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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. Today’s volunteer day will focus on native geology, especially in our pine rockland.

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Venue:Hospitality Building-BBC Campus

Join our weekly conversation circle at BBC (Thursdays 12-12:50). We meet in the Carnival Student Center in the Hospitality building. Practice your conversation skills.

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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. Today’s volunteer day will focus on maintenance of our native orchids within the Preserve.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Highway 102050 Overseas Highway Key

The Ocean Life series brings renowned researchers and academics to the Keys to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages. Hosted by Florida International University's School of Environment Arts and Society and the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, the series features interdisciplinary experts from FIU and the Keys.

Mango Mania

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Venue:18710 SW 288th Street Wraps up at the Fruit & Spice Park 24801 SW 187th Street

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

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Venue:Zoo Miami 12400 SW 152 Street Miami Florida 33177

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.

July

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Venue:Harris Field 1034 NE 8th St, Homestead, FL 33030

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

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Venue:Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest 1725 NE 135th St, North Miami, FL 33181

Master gardeners will be sharing tips on creating your own “black gold” compost for your garden at Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest. This is a free workshop and compost bins are free to residents that meet the program qualifications.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 Northeast 151st Street, Miami, FL 33181

Hosted by the School of Environment, Arts and Society, the EcoAcademy features marine science activities, swimming, kayaking, and arts and crafts. Now in it’s 9th year, the camp is held on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami with each week of the camp being thematically driven to include a range of activities. Campers learn about our local and global ecosystems in an engaging and hands-on way. For more information on how to sign up, please contact Nick Ogle: nogle@fiu.edu

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Venue:Homestead Extension Office 18710 SW 288th Street

Smart Water / Advances in Irrigation Technology & Science that save water. Experts from UF, South Florida Water Management District, Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department, Hands on Irrigation Demonstration, CEU’s. Cost is $25.00

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Venue:Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157

Come learn how harvesting rainwater can help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and provide a supply of free, non-chlorinated, pH-neutral water for your garden, prize orchids, potted plants, and much more! Workshop is free, Rain barrel cost is $40.00 We will bring paradise tree seedlings to share Save Water, Plant Shade and Discover Deering.

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Venue:16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157

Nature lovers of all ages and expertise levels can help local chapters of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) take their annual census counts at nature centers and wildlife preserves during June & July.

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Venue:Tank Brewing Co. located 5100 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33166

FIU's College of Art's, Sciences & Education invites you to The Tank Brewing Co. for an exclusive Kick-off of Discovery's Shark Week. Enjoy beer, food and a sneak peek of Devil Sharks featuring Dean Mike Heithaus, Ph.D. as well as clips from Pandillas de lo profundo (Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off). RSVP to rsvp@republica.net by Friday, July 21

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Venue:Concord Library 3882 SW 112th Ave, Miami, FL 33165

Join us as we explore the beautiful and fascinating world of South Florida's pollinators. Learn how you can protect and preserve our pollinators through proper plant selection and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices. Free Florida-Friendly plants available for attendees with RSVP

September

Earth and Environment Seminar- Patterns and Behaviors of Amazonian Rivers

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Venue:WC 130

Dr. Jorge D. Abad from Lima, Peru, will be presenting on: Patterns and dynamics of Amazonian rivers: Are they at risk due to mega-projects in the Amazon Basin. About the Speaker: Dr. Abad is Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Water Research Center at the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Lima, Peru, www.utec.edu.pe. He is also the Director of the Center for Research and EducaHon of the Amazonian Rainforest, CREAR.

Nicholas Palermo Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Defense

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Venue:WC 130

Nicholas Palermo (Jamie Theobald, major professor) is defending his doctoral dissertation proposal, “Dealing with imperfect evidence: Testing the effects of certainty, confidence, and conflict on the European honeybee’s decision-making ”, on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, beginning at 4:00 PM in WC 130.

October

Dr. E&E Seminar: Carol Mitchell, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks

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Venue:WC 130

Joins us for the Earth & Environment departmental seminar, to be presented by Dr. Carol Mitchell, Deputy Director for Science of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. A small social will follow the seminar, beginning at 4:15 pm. The title of Dr. Mitchell’s seminar is: "Data and Decision-Making: Translating Science for Natural Resource Managers”. She will present highlights from her career in South Florida and in the Peruvian Amazon. All are Welcome!

BIOSEMINAR: Dr. Precht, Local Vs. Regional Dynamics of White-Plague Coral Disease Epizootic in SE FL

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Venue:WC 130

Upcoming BIOSEMINAR! Monday Oct 9 at 3 PM Dr William Precht, Marine & Coastal Programs, Dial Cordy & Assoc. Title: Local Versus Regional Dynamics of a White-Plague Coral Disease Epizootic in Southeast Florida Where: WC-130 with polycom to MSB-105. Host: Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

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Venue:ECS 349

Dissertation title: Quantification of Precipitation Asymmetries in Tropical Cyclones and Their Relationship to Storm Intensity Changes Based on TRMM Data.

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Venue:Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL

Join our artist-in-residence, Xavier Cortada and Dr. Jim Fourqurean on Oct. 16th @10:30am for the "Florida is..Hurricanes" artist talk at Pinecrest Gardens. They will be discussing the impacts of hurricanes on the shallow water marine ecosystems of South Florida and the Caribbean and the artistic expression of this research. https://floridaisnature.com/event/2017oct16-talk/

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Venue:Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL

Interested in learning how the frequency and strength of hurricanes can vary with climate change and in understanding the impacts of hurricanes to coastal ecosystems in South Florida? Join FIU SEAS at Pinecrest Gardens for an informal Science Panel featuring experts in the topic: Dr. Hugh Willoughby, Dr. Michael Ross, Dr. Danielle Ogurcak & pH.D. student Sean Charles.

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Venue:GL 220

Lecture by Dr. Steven Whitfield from Zoo Miami. RSVP to anrodr@fiu.edu

Inaugural Florida Marine Science Symposium announcement- October 25, 2017

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Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIU is an FIO member institution) is having their first state-wide marine science symposium in October.

November

Annual MFA Alum Reading Rescheduled

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

Free and open to the public featured readings by: Annik Adey-Babinski ܀ Jan Becker ܀ Hector Duarte, Jr.܀ Jonathan Duckworth ܀ Ariel Francisco ܀ Emily Jalloul ܀ Claire Ibarra܀ Michael Martin ܀ Laurel Nakanishi ܀ Monica Restrepo܀ Mary Slebodnik܀ Gabriela Suarez