Monthly Archives: June 2012

Restoring Mangroves on Virginia Key

Being in south Florida, we are literally surrounded by precious natural environments – the ocean, the coral reefs, mangroves, the Everglades, to name a few. That means we are in a position to negatively affect our surroundings if we don’t … Continue reading

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Mangroves in Action

This summer, Digital WAVE is all about what we can do – what we can do for our environment, what we can do in our homes and schools, and how we can create a better future. Through our virtual world, … Continue reading

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Tracking Green Energies at the Museum

Climate change is a global problem, and will take global collaboration between nations and innovative “green” technologies. But what can we do about it as individuals in our own homes, schools, and communities? This summer, Digital WAVE students have been … Continue reading

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Miami Youth Offer Scenarios for Global Sustainability

Scientists gather all the time at conferences and meetings to share ideas, research, and discoveries. But how often do high school students get to actively participate in these meetings – especially ones with global consequences? This week, scientists and world leaders … Continue reading

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Digital WAVE – Family, Friends, and Cake

At the end of every Digital WAVE session, we celebrate the students’ accomplishment with students, Museum staff, invited families and friends … and of course, chocolate cake! At our recent Family Event at the end of this year’s spring session, students presented the … Continue reading

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Get Renewed (Energy) at the Museum

In recent times, energy is always discussed with the adjectives “green,” “renewable,” or clean.” Scientists are always trying to find new ways to generate energy from sources that will not “run out.” For example, we have a practically endless supply of sunlight … Continue reading

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Fly Over a Virtual South Florida

Imagine you are flying above Florida, looking down at the winding (and in some places straight) Kissimmee River, the enormous Lake Okeechobee, the patchwork quilt of farmlands, the watery green Everglades, and the urban sprawl of houses and roads. For those … Continue reading

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