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For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2012

Media Contact:
Jennifer Tisthammer

The Deering Estate at Cutler Presents ''Speaking Sustainably'' a New Film & Lecture Series offered in Partnership with FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
South Florida is host to some of the richest natural resources in the world. The balance of human and natural systems in our growing urban community is central to political, cultural, and academic dialogues regarding the environment.

"Speaking Sustainably" is a film and lecture series offered in partnership with FIU's School of Environment, Arts and Society to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action.

The film and lecture series is free to the public on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. For more information, please call 305-235-1668 ext. 233 or visit Deering Estate at Culter.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
"Participatory EcoArt Projects: Global Awareness, Local Action"
Featured Speaker: Xavier Cortada

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Lionfish Invasion: Is there any way to stop it?
Featured Speaker: Dr. Craig Layman

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Ingredients screening and discussion
Featured Speaker: Dr. Mahadev Bhat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Balancing fresh water needs of humans and ecosystems
Featured Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Anderson

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The End of the Line screening and discussion
Featured Speaker: Dr. Kevin Boswell

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Blue Carbon and seagrass ecosystems
Features Speaker: Dr. Jim Forqurean

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Earth Days screening

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Coastal Carnivores screening and discussion
Featured Speaker: Dr. Mike Heithaus

About the Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm with admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit the website.

About the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society:
As a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) unites socially and environmentally-oriented faculty in an effort to better understand and address the challenges that arise from the interaction between human and environmental systems. Faculty in SEAS are invested in understanding how factors from both systems affect the environment, because long-term sustainability can only be achieved if human societies understand their impact in and responsibility toward these natural systems. The academic core of SEAS consists of the Departments of Biological Sciences, Earth and Environment, and English. Through research, education, and an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, SEAS strives to bring about positive, tangible changes on local, national and international levels.


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