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Free film "South Florida's Rising Seas: Impact" in partnership with WPBT2 at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (May 05, 2016)

Hosted by the Deering Estate, in partnership with WPBT2, "Speaking Sustainably" is a film series offered free to the public to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action. Films are presented in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate and are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Deering Estate website.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm
"South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact"

VIEW THE TRAILER
The documentary is a compilation of stories that were produced by 33 video production students at Florida International University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication and initially released as a 10-part web series on WPBT2’s YouTube site. Parts of these web-series about South Florida's future environmental challenges related to sea level rise will appear in a half-hour documentary produced and edited by Abel Fernandez, a senior in FIU's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The documentary's first-person narratives take viewers through the Everglades, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale beach and finally, the Keys, where community leaders describe themselves as "the canary in the coal mine" of sea level rise. Viewers will also hear concerns of engineers, civic leaders, real estate and sustainability professionals and environmental advocates.

About WPBT2 & Changing Seas
WPBT2, South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, connects organizations and institutions across this diverse region and preserves South Florida's history.  Leading the way in this global society,  WPBT2 serves diverse communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys and is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming across three television channels – WPBT2 HD, WPBT2 Create/WORLD and WPBT2 Vme (Spanish-language). WPBT2 is also South Florida’s leading media company for unique local stories across a variety of digital media platforms, including online and mobile through WPBT2 Video (video.wpbt2.org) and through the PBS app on Roku, AppleTV and FireTV. More information on WPBT2, its programs and its services for the community can be found at www.wpbt2.org.

Changing Seas is a marine science series focused on ocean issues and exploration. The series goes to sea with scientists, giving viewers a first-hand look at how oceanographers and other experts study earth’s last frontier. Changing Seas airs on 90% of public television stations in the U.S. and in 34 countries across the globe.  www.changingseas.tv

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

This year, the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places! #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!