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Nature Preserve Volunteer Day- Trail Improvements

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 is focused on trail improvements throughout the Preserve!

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. Individuals who do not make arrangements in advance will not be allowed to interrupt the naturalist due to the logistical and safety risk posed to the work plan and expected participants.

·       Registration is not mandatory for individuals. If you have a group of 5 or more people, please notify us 2 weeks prior so we can properly staff. You can contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

·       Be on time. The Naturalist has the ability to turn away anyone who arrives more than 10 minutes late. Volunteers are responsible for their own parking (visitors must park/pay at metered spaces).

·       Meet at the east entrance of the Nature Preserve at the Nature Preserve Map sign at the entrance of the trail next to Parkview West.

·       Come prepared. Closed toe shoes required, long pants/ sleeves, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and we will provide ice-cold drinking water.

To schedule an internship, or conduct research at FIU’s Nature Preserve or Henington Island contact the Office of University Sustainability at (305) 348-3717, GoGreen.FIU.edu, or GoGreen@fiu.edu

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All participants are required to sign a release form prior to participation. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental signature. No children under 16 may be left unattended. Please contact for information on access for persons with disabilities.

2016 Trail of the Torch

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Join your FIU Student Ambassadors for food, fun, entertainment and FIU’s biggest tradition, Trail of the Torch.  The party will start in the Housing Quad and then we’ll walk towards the famous FIU Torch to light the torch of Knowledge, Service and Opportunity. 

While at the Housing Quad, be sure to check out the Student Organization Showcase with more than 25 student organizations and departments hosting activities and distributing giveaways. Check our the inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, cornhole and lots more!

Philanthropy is at the center of this event, as we raise funds to support our student scholarships. Be sure to make a donation for your chance to win an HP printer, gift cards and more!  One ticket for $5.00 or $10.00 for 5 tickets. All donors will receive a Panther T-shirt! After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway!  Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe” in will get a wristband and will get the event gift.

If you have questions or need more information, please call your FIU Alumni Association at 305.348.3334 or email ambassadors@fiu.edu.