Welcome to Eco-Ambassadors
"Where students are a force of nature bringing positive change to local ecosystems"
The Eco-Ambassadors program engages teenagers in opportunities to positively impact their environment while becoming conservation leaders in their community. Upward Bound students from Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science restore coastal habitats, tell their stories about coastal issues through film, and create science exhibits. Funded by State Farm’s Youth Advisory Board, this initiative embodies the principle that the best way to learn about nature is to go outside.
Eco-Ambassadors are being empowered to tell their own stories about their lives and their local environment. With help from The Big Blue and You and Miami World Cinema Center, Eco-Ambassadors learned how to write, film, and edit their own environmentally themed public service announcements. You can see these PSAs here.
The Eco-Ambassadors program uses a wide range of outreach tools to engage the community, including partnering with an eco-art program called The Reclamation Project to engage students in creating their own living science exhibits.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is one of the only science centers in the world with its own volunteer-based habitat restoration program. Through MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment), we empower Miami residents to restore coastal habitats. Being an Eco-Ambassador or MUVE volunteer is a great way to get outdoors and learn about your local ecosystems.