More than 65,000 passionate fans and hospitality industry leaders descended upon South Florida in February for the 16 annual (SOBEWFF), raising more than $2 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU).
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
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!
Join us for our first FALL FESTIVAL benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Enjoy food, crafts, and vendors. Fun for the entire family!
November 19, 2017
10:00am – 3:00pm
FIU – MMC Campus
Admission: $5 (adults). $3 (children under 10)
Zoo Miami’s Earth Day celebration – Party for the Planet – will be held Saturday and Sunday April 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will be hosting its annual plant show and sale. There will also 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. On Sunday, April 17 the Florida Youth Orchestra will be performing at the Sami Family Amphitheater from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
During Party for the Planet, guests can come in free of charge if they turn in a cellphone as part of our ECO-CELL phone recycling program. Not only will each person donating a cellphone enter the zoo for free on these two days, but they will also help save gorillas! Cell phones include coltan, a mineral extracted in the deep forests of Congo in central Africa, home to the world’s endangered lowland gorillas. Fueled by the worldwide cell phone boom, Congo’s out-of-control coltan mining business has in recent years led to a dramatic reduction of animal habitat and the rampant slaughter of great apes for the illegal bush-meat trade. By turning in your cell phone, we can hopefully reduce the need for additional coltan … and help protect the gorillas.
Don’t forget to stop by FIU’s booths!
Celebrate green living at the fun, family-friendly Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary Park (237 North New River Circle, Sunrise 33326).
Admission is FREE, and the first 1,500 people through the gates will receive a reusable shopping tote and a BPA-free water bottle. The bottles can be refilled throughout the day at the City’s complimentary water station.
The City’s annual Earth Day celebration features live music (bands TBA!); a Kids’ Korner with children’s activities, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts and more; handcrafted goods; fantastic food and beverage vendors; and non-profit exhibitors. There will also be a Tree Planting Ceremony in observance of Arbor Day.
To volunteer at this event for community service hours please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer activities for Earth Day include helping out at the Education Pavilion, helping distribute the Butterfly Garden Starter Kits, circulating through the park getting attendees to take the Good and Green Pledge and fill out the annual Earth Day Survey, helping as a greeter and explain the passport that must be stamped in order to be eligible for a Butterfly Garden Starter Kit.
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Join us on January 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival presented by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
This free, family friendly event will include presentations, exhibitors, vendors, interpretive walks, kids’ activities and will be located around FIU’s Nature Preserve. You will also have the opportunity to register for the 2016 Python Challenge™ Removal Competition or watch live capture demonstrations. FWC staff will be on-hand to talk about safe capture techniques and how to properly identify nonnative species including Burmese pythons. Enjoy tasty samples of some of Florida’s nonnative species and watch demonstrations on how to prepare nonnative fish.
This event is open to the community. It’s particularly great to introduce young people to the public events being sponsored by the 2016 Python Challenge™, so they can see first-hand a Burmese python, tegu or an invasive fish and hear biologists give tips on how trained adults can find a large well-camouflaged constrictor snake in the millions of acres of our greater Everglades ecosystem. Everyone can contribute to the conservation of our native wildlife!
For more information visit pythonchallenge.org.