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April 2017

Earth Day in the Everglades – April 22, 2017

April 22 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Miccosukee Casino, 500 S.W. 177th Avenue
Miami, FL 33194 United States
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"Earth Day in the Everglades" Join the Dragonfly Expeditionary Club team and renowned Everglades expert Charles J. Kropke for a special celebration of Earth Day in our very own Everglades.   On hand to guide us will also be Zac Cosner, a longtime student of the Everglades Ecological System, who will lead us on a one of a kind exploration into the unique region of our very own Everglades.   We’ll hike around the Big Cypress, so bring your hiking…

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Earth Day 2017 at the Ann Kolb Nature Center

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ann Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33019 United States
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Our Earth Day celebration continues on Sunday, April 23, 2017 with a fun, lively and informative day at the in Hollywood! This free event, sponsored by the Sierra Club, is family friendly for all ages with music, environmental activities, exhibits, movies and more! Environmental speakers include our own Dragonfly Expeditions Guide, Ann Wiley, presenting, “Planting for Life - How to make your Backyard your Birdfeeder”.  Richard WhiteCloud from Sea Turtle Oversight Protection will also be featured. This free event runs 10am…

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The Alhambra Orchestra “New Worlds”

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ransom Everglades Upper School, 3575 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Come support the community and our Dragonfly Expeditions team member Freddie, at a fantastic FREE concert by The Alhambra Orchestra!   The Alhambra Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Andai, presents its season finale, “New Worlds,” featuring Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and “Romance for Violin,” & Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave overture.”                              

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May 2017

Healing Wildlife at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station – May 13, 2017

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, 1279 NE 79th St Cswy
Miami, FL 33138 United States
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"Healing Wildlife at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station" The amazing array of wild birds in Florida has been a source of great interest and beauty since the explorations of famed bird-chronicler James Audubon.  Birds were an integral part of Indian lore and ceremonial display for centuries preceding Audubon’s wanderings.  Today, Florida’s wild birds have to compete with population growth and human-related changes to the environment in order to maintain their ancient habitat.  Unfortunately, this process involves the injury and death…

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Clarington Island Cleanups

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 S Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Come join the Coconut Grove Chamber Sustainability & Resilience Committee in partnership with the Biscayne Bay Foundation and Cleanup.org to clean up Clarington Island. • Registration begins at 8:30. • Please bring the signed waiver. • Launch service to island will be available after registration and at noon. • Appropriate for children over 8 with adult supervision till age 14, please bring their life vest if they have one. Older children do not need an adult must bring signed waiver. • Parking…

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June 2017

Cruise for a Cause

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Island Queen Cruises, 401 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, 33132 United States
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Join us and our partner companies Earth Lion Expeditions & Climbing Horizons for a fun filled evening cruising along Miami's world class skyline on a private yacht while sipping on drinks, enjoying heavy tapas and much more. Every dollar raised from this benefit will go directly to one of Climbing Horizons projects (including scholarships for students in Belize and water for rural communities in Brazil).     Climbing Horizons is a Hollywood based 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization. They support grass roots development projects in…

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A Path through Old Cocoanut Grove – Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stroll with us through the quaint, colorful, bohemian settlement of Cocoanut Grove for a peek behind the angled roads, charming shops and graceful canopies of storm-tempered trees that characterize the area today. Step into the past where an erroneously labeled post office turns a dense hardwood hammock into the semi-tropical paradisiacal town of Cocoanut Grove.  See the historic site of the first hotel in the area - The Peacock Inn.  Hear the inspiring story of Ralph Munroe while touring his…

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July 2017

Art on Las Olas – Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Named for an early oceanfront estate, Las Olas (“the waves” in Spanish) has been the most prominent thoroughfare through Fort Lauderdale since the first days of its settlement.  This noted boulevard, carved from an ancient hardwood hammock, takes us from the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, through a quaint and walkable shopping district, past the fabled “isles” that have earned the city the nickname “Venice of America” and all the way to beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach.  Today, Las Olas Boulevard…

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August 2017

The Biltmore Hotel – A Legacy of Luxury – Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Explore the historic halls of one of South Florida’s most architecturally important landmarks: the Biltmore Hotel.  Learn about the building’s many colorful stories and how she was resurrected into the legendary beauty she is today.  Allow us to filter through the truths, untruths, ghosts and glamour that capture the essence of South Florida's Mediterranean style and the history of this truly amazing landmark. Afterwards, we will convene at your Dragonfly Expeditionary Club's headquarters in the Biltmore Corporate Suites for a…

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September 2017

Key Biscayne – A Journey by Cycle – Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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"Key Biscayne - A Journey by Cycle" This 10-mile bicycle jaunt takes us across the charming island of Key Biscayne, a place so hospitable that it was sought out by the Tequesta Indians who first inhabited South Florida. Hear the story of how the growing number of wrecks on Key Biscayne resulted in the building of a remote lighthouse outpost that to this day remains Miami-Dade County’s oldest structure.  Reflect on the experiences of early coconut palm plantation settlers who…

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