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You are invited to an evening with Preserve Brevard, as Sister Pat Siemen explores the development of the Rights of Nature movement, a legal approach that recognizes the inherent rights of natural ecosystems to exist and flourish. From Bolivia to Pittsburgh, from Santa Monica to New Zealand, communities are claiming ecosystem protection as an essential part of creating sustainable communities. Protecting Florida’s waters is a part of this larger international movement whose time has come.
This event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins will be accepted at the door, but space is limited. Please pre-register at PreserveBrevard.eventbrite.com.
Directions to the Brevard Zoo Nyami Nyami River Lodge, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940, are available here.
Please join us for a day of exploration and discovery on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Working with clay, participants will learn the inherent ability of water to define and organize itself, and develop a new understanding of the kinetic, aesthetic, and spiritual properties of water.
This hands-on workshop will be held at the UCF Biology Field Research Center in Orlando, Florida. Registration is $15 for the general public and $10 for students. Please register by e-mailing CEJfirstname.lastname@example.org or calling (321) 206-5788.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day.
Sr. Pat Siemen on Rights of Nature at TEDxJacksonville 2013View video full screen on YouTube.
Florida’s Water and Land LegacyCongratulations to all who worked so diligently and passionately to collect the signatures required to place dedicated funding for conservation land acquisition on the ballot in 2014. More than 960,000 voters signed in support of this measure! Learn more about this initiative at Florida's Water and Land Legacy.org.
CEJ Events & PresentationsMore coming soon!
Other EventsWater Blues/Green Solutions
St. Johns Riverkeeper & partners
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Locally premiering a new documentary film about communities working with nature to solve their water problems, followed by a panel discussion.
Learn more at StJohnsRiverkeeper.org.
Marion County Springs Festival
Florida Springs Institute & partners
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs, FL
Exhibits, vendors, music, food, kids programs and more, surrounded by Florida’s first attraction, the historic and magical Silver Springs.
Contact: (352) 236-7148
More info at FloridaSpringsInstitute.org.
Growing Native Annual Conference
Florida Native Plant Society
May 15-18, 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ft. Myers, FL
Field trips, speakers, education, socials, and a plant sale, all featuring the intriguing world of native plants.
Find out more at FNPS.org.
River City EcoFest
River City Eco Foundation
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Outdoor Music/Eco Festival & River Race with workshops, clinics, outdoor recreation expo, a film festival, food, trucks and music.
Contact: (904) 502-7733
Get more info at RiverCityChallenge.org.
Finding the Fountains of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters
Ongoing through April 27, 2014
Rincon Gallery, South Florida Museum
Graphic designer Rick Kilby examines how Florida’s reputation for healing, restorative waters entered popular culture and created its tourist economy.
Contact: (941) 746-4131
Details at SouthFloridaMuseum.org.
Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth
Ongoing through May 30, 2014
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
R.A. Gray Building
Photographer John Moran’s images from the past and present create a then-and-now narrative of Florida's springs.
Contact: (850) 245-6470
Discover more at SpringsEternalProject.org.
Learning to See Naturally ~ Nature Journaling WorkshopsVisit our nature journaling blog, Learning to See Naturally, for poems, photos, stories and other nature-inspired creative works from our workshop participants.
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