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Programs – Environmental Education

April 20, 2022

How We’re Making Florida’s National Parks More Accessible

Florida’s national parks may seem just down the road for many of us, but for others, they are worlds away. Here at The Alliance, we are passionate about bridging this gap between people and Florida’s public lands. We know that exposure to natural places and immersion in natural settings can be powerful healing and restorative…

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June 1, 2021

Boater Education Course Protects the Waterways of Everglades National Park

Floridians are found boating around the waters of South Florida year-round, but now that summer is unofficially here, the need to be on the sea becomes even greater. So we helped Everglades National Park develop a free online boater education course to orient and educate boaters to the unique features of the park’s marine waters….

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May 30, 2019

Collier County School Kids Explore Big Cypress on SWAMP Field Trips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: Don Finefrock 305-665-4769 Thursday May 30, 2019                                              dfinefrock@southfloridaparks.org This year’s Big Cypress SWAMP Program Gives 2,000 Kids the Gift of Nature NAPLES, FL — More than 2,190 Collier County students, teachers and parents, braced in bright orange vests and a willingness to get wet and muddy, stepped out of the classroom…

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May 29, 2019

Giving Children the Gift of Nature

May 2019 – SFNPT Executive Director Don Finefrock wrote this article for the May 2019 edition of Preservation Today, the magazine of Dade Heritage Trust. Learn more about Dade Heritage Trust at http://dadeheritagetrust.org/ More than 18,000 school children discovered nature last year on national park field trips funded by the South Florida National Parks Trust….

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May 1, 2019

Changing Lives: Final Results for 2018-2019 SWAMP Program

May 2019 – More than 2,190 Collier County school kids, teachers and parents explored the Big Cypress National Preserve this school year on curriculum-based science education programs led by National Park Service rangers. Read the final report on this year’s program below, or watch this video of students from North Naples Middle School on a…

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