In the Community

MiaSci is dedicated to serving all members of our community. One of the ways we do this is by going out into the community to deliver programming, from schools and parks to shopping malls and street festivals, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a memorable science moment. Whether it’s meeting one of the animals from our Wildlife Clinic, sampling some solar cooking or catching a science demo, the chance to take part in some live science learning may be right around your corner. Check out our Calendar of Events to see when we might be in your area.

MUVE and Wells Fargo #GreenTeam ‘Team Up’ at Virginia Key

On Saturday, July 12, Wells Fargo attended a Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) habitat restoration event and presented the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science with a $74,542 grant award through its Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program. … Continue reading

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MUVE-ing Along

On July 11th, volunteers from Miami Dade College’s Earth Ethics Institute, Citizens for a Better South Florida, and Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus Summer Camp planted nearly 3,000 sea oats at #VirginiaKey North Point. [View the story “MUVE Volunteer … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Miami Underwater Festival

Miami is all about water. We are surrounded by it, with the Everglades, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic bordering Miami on three sides. People visit our city to not only see the water, but to get in the water – … Continue reading

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MUVE Family day

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What a difference 1 day, 100 volunteers, and 11,000 sea oats make!

On Friday, May 30, three hundred travel and tourism professionals representing Tourism Cares, a service organization that mobilizes members of the travel industry to destinations in need, gathered in Miami to volunteer their time and energy to restoring three ecologically … Continue reading

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THIS WEEKEND – Miami Underwater Festival!

Make a splash! This weekend the Museum is hosting a two-day celebration of everything marine. But there is a second part to this celebration – on Saturday the event will be held at the current Museum we all know and … Continue reading

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Q?RIUS in Miami

“Have you ever been inside the crater of a non-active volcano?” The Shenandoah Middle School class erupted with excitement, as Elizabeth Cottrell, a volcano geochemist from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) answered their question during the Q?RIUS … Continue reading

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FedEx and the Museum: Helping to Restore Subtropical Forests in South Florida

The following is a blog written by Fernando Bretos, Museum Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation, that was featured on the FedEx National Community Involvement blog. With its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly … Continue reading

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South Florida Green Team Adopts and Plants Tree Seedlings to Restore Coastlines in Biscayne Bay

Guest blogger Krista Van Tassel, Business Initiatives Manager for Wells Fargo & Company, discusses the local Wells Fargo Green Team’s environmental efforts with the Museum’s MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) project: Wells Fargo Green Teams focus on both community … Continue reading

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Unearthing Paleontologists in Miami

Ever wanted to be a Paleontologist? Last Thursday, over 100 fifth grade students from Goulds Elementary School in Homestead got to experience a day in the life of a paleontologist. Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of … Continue reading

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