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Free film Battleground Everglades "Dangerous Seas" Episode at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (January 05, 2018)

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.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Battleground Everglades "Dangerous Seas" Episode

Battleground Everglades explores the struggle to save one of the world's most revered wetlands: Florida’s Everglades. Devastated by a century of drainage and development, the entire Everglades watershed is suffering from man-made pollution, habitat destruction and species decline.

Hosted by Charles Kropke, author and well-known Everglades expert, the 6-part series showcases dramatic challenges and innovative solutions to restore this World Heritage Site. As more and more countries battle sea level rise, invasive species, algae outbreaks and other environmental issues, the Everglades is poised to become a beacon of learning and hope.

"Dangerous Seas" Episode
South Florida is at the epicenter of a world-wide threat from sea level rise. Dangerous Seas examines how Florida's porous Biscayne aquifer, the source of South Florida's drinking water, is endangered by rising oceans and other contaminates.

The program also journeys to a remote Florida Bay mud flat, to discover how sea level rise contributes to dwindling bird nesting populations. In Everglades National Park, audiences can watch scientists studying how sea level rise is affecting critical peat soil, a building block for Florida’s storm-vulnerable coasts. This episode also showcases a well-known Florida artist using his own creativity to inspire environmental restoration.

For more information, please visit the Deering Estate website.

About WPBT2

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.

About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House and Natural Areas Tours, 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. Discover More art, culture, history, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate today!

Who:
Deering Estate & WPBT2
What:
Free film Battleground Everglades "Dangerous Seas" Episode
When:
January 24, 2018 — 07:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Where:
Deering Estate 16701 SW 72 Avenue Miami, FL 305-235-1668 ext. 233