Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Environmental Events

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  • Jan 17, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024 Islamorada Environmental
  • History of Diving Museum: Dive into Art - Coral Creations
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  • See the History of Diving Museum's featured exhibit, "Dive Into Art: Coral Creations." The exhibit showcases art from across the Florida Keys, including works from local schools and members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles. Each piece focuses on a theme of coral conservation, with educational interpretation provided by local coral conservation groups.
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  • Mar 6, 2024 Key Largo Environmental
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture
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  • Dr. Valerie Paul, head scientist at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida presents information on how natural chemical signals are used by marine organisms including marine algae, sponges and soft corals for communication and defense. She will also discuss ongoing marine biomedical research. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Visitor Center & Aquarium. There is no charge to enter the park after hours for this free lecture. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.
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  • Mar 8, 2024 Marathon Environmental
  • Curry Hammock State Park: Starry Starry Night
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  • Join the Florida Keys Astronomy Club for a magical evening under the stars. The event begins at 6 p.m. as the light fades. Please arrive early. The Curry Conservation Cart will roll out with star-themed activities before the program begins. Bring your own chairs, snacks and bug spray. Free with regular park admission. The park is located at mile marker 56.2 oceanside on Crawl Key.
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  • Mar 13, 2024 Key Largo Environmental
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture
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  • Incorporating ecological principles in your landscape can lead to thriving, sustainable, garden ecosystems that enhance biodiversity and protection of natural resources. Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, UF/IFAS Alachua County (FL) Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent, will explain how basic concepts of ecology can be practically applied to garden design and management. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Visitor Center & Aquarium. There is no charge to enter the park after hours for this free lecture. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.
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  • Mar 20, 2024 Key Largo Environmental
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture
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  • Dr. Chris Malinowski, Director of Research and Conservation with Ocean First Institute, will discuss some of the most important conservation issues impacting coastal ecosystems, through the lens of his research on species including sharks, groupers, snook and sheepshead. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Visitor Center & Aquarium. There is no charge to enter the park after hours for this free lecture. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.
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  • Mar 23, 2024 Marathon Environmental
  • Monroe County Public Library Marathon: Let's Talk Eclipses
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  • Learn about solar eclipses and how to view them safely from a NASA ambassador and a representative from the Florida Keys Astronomy Club. With the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, even though the Keys island chain is not in the path of totality, everyone will still need to learn how to view this astronomical event safely using protective solar viewing glasses and other techniques. The program starts at 2 p.m. at the Marathon Branch library, 3490 Overseas Hwy.
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  • Mar 27, 2024 Key Largo Environmental
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture
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  • Conservation biologists at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden have been working with rare plants of the Florida Keys since the 1980s. Conservation Program Manager Jennifer Possley will provide a brief overview of their work and then give more details about some Keys favorites, including Sargent’s cherry palm, Florida semaphore cactus, climbing vine fern, and more. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Visitor Center & Aquarium. There is no charge to enter the park after hours for this free lecture. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.
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