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Author: Jessica Lee

October 16, 2020

Nike Missile Site Volunteers Needed

Call For Volunteers Calling all Cold War and military history enthusiasts! Everglades needs your help to tell the stories of one of the best-preserved Nike Hercules Missile Bases remaining in the United States. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers at the height of the Cold War the HM-69 Nike Missile Base is now…

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April 9, 2020

Learn From Home With These Everglades Ranger Videos!

The Everglades Education Team has put together some fun learning resources for teachers and students that you can enjoy from home! Go on an adventure with a ranger and learn about how fire shapes the ecosystem, plant and animal adaptations, and Everglades Restoration. Our Everglades Rangers love to hear from you so be sure to…

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April 9, 2020

5th Annual Wine & Wildlife Raises a Record $119,000

(Naples, Fla.) – The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) sets an organizational record with more than $119,000 raised during its 5th annual Wine & Wildlife event on February 26 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Over 225 friends gathered to celebrate and support Florida’s National Parks. The evening included educational presentations by the National Park Service, a…

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November 13, 2019

Debris Maze Challenge Exhibit at Biscayne National Park

Miami, FL – The Debris Maze Challenge, a Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge winner and immersive art experience building awareness of litter in our oceans, will open to the public at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center on December 7, 2019 and run daily through January 3, 2020. A kick-off event will take place on…

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November 12, 2019

Nike Missile

One of the most popular tours in Everglades National Park has nothing to do with alligators, wading birds or the River of Grass. It’s a tour of the Everglades Nike Missile Base, one of the best-preserved relics of the Cold War in South Florida. About the Site Everglades National Park houses one of the best-preserved…

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September 15, 2019

SFNPT Welcomes New Executive Director, Juan Cueto

September 2019 – Juan M. Cueto has been selected as the new Executive Director of the South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT). Mr. Cueto brings extensive fundraising and leadership experience to the organization with more than 27-years of professional work in the not-for-profit industry. He joined the SFNPT in September of 2019 and succeeds Don…

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September 15, 2019

BioCorps intern “samples” career opportunities in the NPS

September 2019 – Biocorps Intern Sidney McFarland… Hailing from Celebration, Florida, McFarland, a University of Florida senior majoring in wildlife ecology and conservation, first began traveling to national parks with her parents from a young age. It was these experiences that opened her eyes to the beauty of natural landscapes and wildlife. This past summer,…

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September 15, 2019

Registration Now OPEN for Biscayne Education Programs

September 2019 – Biscayne National Park education staff is gearing up for another spectacular season. Registration for Environmental Education Programs is now OPEN! If you are new to Biscayne National Park’s programming we recommend you familiarize yourself with our program options before registering. Biscayne’s school programming for 2019-2020 focuses on 4th-grade students and is FREE of charge. You will need the following information…

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