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5th Annual Teacher Symposium Drives Momentum




The Everglades Foundation’s 5th Annual Everglades Teacher Symposium on July 19th, 2021 vividly exemplified its thematic hashtags: #DrivingMomentum and #TeamEverglades.

The multi-faceted event drew 134 guests representing 71 schools and organizations from 12 Florida counties. Topics included “Natural Illustration in Watercolor,” “Environmental Civic Action,” “Thinking Critically About the Everglades,” and “Everglades Restoration Fights Climate Change.”


The day also included a presentation from an alumna of The Everglades Foundation’s High School Leadership Committee, a platform that cultivates youth leadership in Everglades restoration.


The symposium was generously hosted by Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, FL. Loggerhead Marinelife Center – a nonprofit scientific destination focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation – informed attendees about “Signals of the Sea” and a variety of educational programming offered at the Center.



Teachers also had the opportunity to participate in field excursions the day before including a hiking trip with Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management, and a kayak tour with the Loxahatchee River Center.


To learn more about the Everglades Literacy Program and the 2022 Everglades Teacher Symposium, visit: https://www.evergladesliteracy.org/teacher-symposium-2022

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