Tag Archives: Reclamation Project

1,100 Mangroves on the Wall

What takes 1,100 plastic cups, 20 people, 2,200 mangrove seedlings, 5 hours, 2 ladders, and 4 trays of refreshments? Updating the Museum’s Mangrove Wall! Anyone who has come to the Museum in the last several years has seen the immense … Continue reading

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Mangroves, Mud, and Head Start for Nature

MuVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment), the Miami Science Museum’s volunteer restoration project, is restoring our city’s native coastal habitats. The Project is engaging Miami residents to create an environmentally active community and a deep appreciation for our unique coastal … Continue reading

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This is a Public Service Announcement from Your Eco-Ambassador

With the help of a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant and the Museum’s Reclamation Project, students participating in the Museum’s Upward Bound program are serving as Eco-Ambassadors to south Florida’s unique environments. We have all seen the PSAs (public … Continue reading

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Eco-Ambassadors Unite!

On Saturday, December 8th, 60 Upward Bound Eco-Ambassadors joined a group of volunteers from Miami-Dade College in replanting almost 1,000 mangrove propagules at R. Hardy Matheson Preserve. The Preserve is undergoing a major management effort by Miami-Dade County to remove … Continue reading

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Taking Nature Back with Eco-Art

In recent times, it seems more and more difficult for humans to avoid negatively impacting nature. But that does not mean that we can’t make a positive impact. The Museum’s eco-art Reclamation Project works to help restore our coastal environments. … Continue reading

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Students Help Design Game for New Hurricane Exhibit

Have you ever been to a Museum and wondered how the exhibits are created? How do they decide what the interactive exhibit experiences should be? Who designs them? Do exhibits get tested before they officially open? Young people participating in … Continue reading

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Go Green!

There are only so many hours in the day, but still, students in the second session of Digital WAVE this summer managed to build an entire 3D house in a virtual world in just 2 weeks. The goal was to … Continue reading

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The Greenest (Virtual) House in Miami!

The Digital WAVE students have learned a lot this summer – building their own circuits powered by wind, water, and the Sun… following through the Energy Tracker exhibits at the Museum… meeting Martin Keeley, Education Director of the Mangrove Action … Continue reading

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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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Reclamation Project on Care2!

Art. Science. Mangroves. These three words are not usually put in the same sentence. But they are the core ideas behind the Museum’s Reclamation Project, which has a singular goal to help reclaim south Florida environments for nature. As part of the … Continue reading

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