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January 6, 2017

Songs and Stories of Our National Parks

Biscayne National Park Ranger Gary Bremen and South Florida folk musician Grant Livingston perform “Songs and Stories of Our National Parks” on Friday January 6 at the Coral Gables Museum as part of the closing event for “This Land is Your Land,” the museum’s exhibition celebrating South Florida’s national parks. Biscayne National Park will unveil…

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December 3, 2016

6th Annual Swamp Heritage Festival

Join us on Saturday December 3 in Big Cypress National Preserve for the Swamp Heritage Festival, a free family event that celebrates the history and culture of the Big Cypress Swamp. The 6th annual festival features a full day of free activities including Native American arts and crafts, traditional music and food, campfire chats, story-telling,…

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November 18, 2016

Footprints of Every Kid in a Park

The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove invites you to an evening of history and storytelling. This special night will support Everglades Education Every Kid in a Park (EKIP), a program that takes thousands of school aged children to Everglades National Park each year. Experience the story of the women’s club fight to save Royal Palm…

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October 29, 2016

Halloween Swamp Walks at Clyde Butcher’s Gallery

Want to do something really scary this Halloween? Join Clyde and Niki Butcher in the Big Cypress National Preserve on October 29 and 30 for their annual Halloween Muck-About, with ranger-led swamps walks both Saturday and Sunday. The swamp walks leave every hour on the hour, both days from 9 AM to 2 PM, with…

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October 22, 2016

Paddle for Parks 2016

Support your national parks & discover your backyard at the 2016 Paddle for Parks fundraiser! Bring your family & friends to join the South Florida National Parks Trust for a 2 mile scenic paddle out into the largest marine park in the national park system. Paddle along mangrove shorelines, skim over seagrass beds, and view…

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October 21, 2016

National Park Service Centennial Concert

The Chance Ensemble celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service with music, song and the words of naturalist John Muir in a special performance of “John Muir: University of the Wilderness” at the Seminole Theatre in downtown Homestead. Tickets are $35.00 for the concert or $70.00 including a VIP cocktail reception starting at 5:00…

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September 18, 2016

Community Artist Program at Biscayne National Park

The latest show in our Community Artist series at Biscayne National Park features a selection of national park photography by members of the South Florida National Parks Camera Club. Join us on Sunday September 18 from 1 to 3 PM for food, refreshments and a conversation with the featured photographers, at the park’s Dante Fascell…

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September 18, 2016

Sunday Morning Bike Ride in Everglades National Park

Join the SFNPT and a park ranger on Sunday September 18 for an early morning bike ride to the Shark Valley observation tower and back (15 miles) with stops along the way to watch wildlife and drink in the River of Grass. The program is free with your own bike (after park entrance fee of…

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September 17, 2016

Butterfly and Bird Day

The Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, Tropical Audubon Society and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Space offer a full day of programs, nature walks, displays, children’s activities and plant sales featuring the birds and butterflies of South Florida as part of this special event at Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Garden…

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July 23, 2016

Experience Your Backyard in July: Snorkel the Shipwreck Trial in Biscayne National Park

Join us in July for our next Experience Your Backyard outing. We’re organizing a snorkel tour on Saturday July 23 on the Shipwreck Trail in Biscayne National Park. The outing is free for SFNPT members but space is limited. Contact us at or call us at305-665-4769 to reserve space. New members welcome! Join the SFNPT…

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