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"Talks in the Park" Speaker Series at Greynolds Park Boathouse

MIAMI (March 01, 2018)

This spring, Miami-Dade Parks’ EcoAdventures, and the Arch Creek Trust will be hosting free “Talks in the Park” presentations on a variety of fascinating local environmental topics. All talks will be held at the Greynolds Park Boathouse, 18501 NE 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

This March, the talks will focus on South Florida’s ecosystems and feature three events:

  • Thursday, March 8: Claire Kurlychek of the Florida Wildlife Commission will speak on the invasive Burmese Python that threatens South Florida’s ecosystem and native species.
  • Thursday, March 15: Marcus Andrade, resident herpetologist at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, will discuss native and invasive species, the natural history of the eastern indigo snake, and the conservation measures being taken to ensure its survival.
  • Thursday, March 22: Claire Burgett of the Department of Environmental Protection will speak on the species of seagrasses found in South Florida waters, research on Biscayne Bay seagrass beds, and the initiatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections to preserve and protect Florida seagrasses.

The Arch Creek Trust will be hosting hors d’oeuvres and wine for donations, which will support museum exhibits, educational materials and summer camp scholarships.

The Arch Creek Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Arch Creek Park.

For more information, call 305-944-6111 or email [email protected]

About Miami-Dade Parks

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.