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25 Oct: Keeping Green Iguanas Out of the Garden

How Do We Keep Green Iguanas Out of Our Garden? Subject: Invasive Green Iguanas – A nuisance species Grade/Age: Pre-K and Kindergarten / 4-5 Objective(s): To find ways to keep invasive Green Iguanas out of the vegetable garden at the…

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25 Oct: Bird Watching Around Key Biscayne

Living up to their name, these birds truly are a magnificent sight. Using their long wings and forked tails they are extremely agile flyers that can glide for hours on thermal currents or deftly snatch food off the surface of the ocean.

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25 Oct: World Water Monitoring Challenge

Citizen Scientist Project & the World Water Monitoring Challenge Title of Activity: World Water Monitoring Challenge Date of Activity: September 28, 2013 Participants: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Citizen Scientist Project Description: The…

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09 Aug: Sharks Under Attack

“Sharks have roamed the ocean for 400 million years – since before the dinosaurs. But now these amazing animals are facing a real threat to their survival. “Every day, 250,000 sharks are pulled out of the ocean and killed for…

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09 Aug: The Wrack Line Is Full of Treasures!

The Wrack Line Although you may not be familiar with this term, I’m sure you’ve searched through and near it looking for whatever “beach treasures” enticed you. Wrack lines are linear piles of marine debris (both natural and manmade) that…

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09 Aug: Nature Trails of Key Biscayne & Virginia Key

Nature Trails of Key Biscayne & Virginia Key Although man-made, the nature trails on the Key Biscayne and Virginia Key provide residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy their hidden treasures and natural resources in an eco-friendly way. These paths…

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07 Aug: What is Citizen Science?

If you go to Google and type in citizen science, you will get over two million hits. So what is a this anyway? You may have heard it on the radio or read about it in the paper, but what is it really? Citizen science is a way for you, the general public, to be directly involved in the process of scientific data collection and be engaged in scientific thinking. The purpose is to have volunteers become amateur scientists while working with a group of professional scientists.