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January

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Venue:Cannonball, 1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami FL

Stan Cox, a current Scientist-in-Residence at Cannonball and a Senior Scientist at the Land Institute, will lead a panel of experts in a public discussion on the anticipated dramatic changes in southeast Florida’s geography, ecology, economy, and culture as the Earth warms and the Atlantic rises. Cox will be joined by Harold Wanless (University of Miami), Celeste de Palma (Tropical Audubon Society), HENRY BRICENO (Florida International University), T. Willard Fair (Urban League of Greater Miami)

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Dr. Evelyn Gaiser will speak about how scientific studies of the Everglades are helping guide restoration efforts in Florida and other coastal ecosystems around the world, and why freshwater restoration is so critical to sustaining ecosystems and human activities in South Florida as sea level rises.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

Ocean Life Series

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Venue:Boyton Beach Intracoastal Park Clubhouse 2240 N Federal Hwy Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Henry Briceno will be a panelist discussing the regional impacts of climate change and issues for storm water management.

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Venue:1601 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL | 33132

The Greater Miami Chamber Sustainability, Energy & Environment Committee is hosting a forum on The Environment is the Economy: Investing in Water Resources for Sustainable Growth. During this session, Blake Guillory, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District and Bill Johnson, Director, Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, will give an update on Everglades Restoration and Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan. This will be followed by an industry expert panel.

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Venue:La Jolla Ballroom

Linking education to employment success.

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Venue:Marine Biology Building BBC

The Biology Research Symposium is a celebration of research conducted by students in the biological sciences at FIU.

February

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Venue:MMC- WC 130

Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series presents Dr. Rui Santos University of Algarve,Portugal on Seagrass productivity, from genes to ecosystem management.

Rivers and Environmental Imagination in the Middle Ages

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique CBC 155

This talk examines the ways that medieval authors described, explained, and interacted with rivers across a variety of different literary genres.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus AHC4-101

"Swarming By Nature and By Design" to be presented by Applied Mathematician, Dr. Andrea Bertozzi from UCLA.

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Venue:City Hall the Restaurant

SFLHCC General Membership Luncheon

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Venue:Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole Tribe, will highlight this year’s theme – Romance of the Everglades.

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Venue:GL 220

Andrew Hudson heads the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Water and Ocean Governance Programme in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. (MM 102) Key Largo, FL 33037

Dr. Heidi Scott

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Venue:Granada Congress and Exhibition Center

The 2015 meeting will contribute to the ongoing international development of ASLO by bringing together a diverse group of participants at a site where many cultures have engaged throughout the centuries.

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Venue:FIU-I75 Conference Rm. 309

The FIU Professional Science Master of Environmental Policy and Management focuses on diverse areas of environmental policy and management. Designed for convenience, the degree program features classes twice-per-week, a 16-month completion schedule and the ability to work full-time while pursuing the degree.

March

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. (MM 102) Key Largo, FL 33037

Ryan Stoa, J.D

Water and Sustainability Seminar

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Venue:MMC- WC 130

Dr. Matahel Ansar, section administrator at the SFWMD will speak about the Evolution of the CS&F Project: Water Sustainability in Central and Southern Florida".

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Venue:FIU at I-75 Conference Rm. 309

The FIU Professional Science Master of Environmental Policy and Managementfocuses on diverse areas of environmental policy and management. Designed for convenience, the degree program features classes twice-per-week, a 16-month completion schedule and the ability to work full-time while pursuing the degree.

April

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. (MM 102) Key Largo, FL 33037

Dr. Bill Irwin

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Venue:MMC, WC 130

We are happy to have Eugene Shinn, formally of USGS and Shell Oil, visit FIU for a special seminar on Monday, April 27th at 4pm in WC130. His talk entitled "The truth about Atlantis and other adventures in geoscience" will include interesting stories taken from his autobiography Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science.

May

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Venue:22200 SW 152nd Avenue, Agroecology Building, Miami, FL 33170

Workshop participants will explore the integration of tropical and subtropical fruits and edible plants into farming which sustains local food systems, as well as how to promote domestic and international trade

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. (MM 102) Key Largo, FL 33037

Tom Potts

September

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Patxi Pastor, Co-Chair of the FIU Science Educationand Engagement through Arts and Communication Initiative, will explain the key role that communication and the arts play in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Education.

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Venue:Thalatta Estate, 17301 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay

Filmaker Richard S. Kern explores the prairies, tree islands and swamps of Big Cypress and the Fakahatchee Strand. Here we will encounter some of North America's rarest flora and fauna and learn about exciting new initiatives designed to keep the Western Everglades wild.

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Venue:Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Ballroom Level

The Miami-Dade Water and Swer Department with host a panel discussion with FIU's Dr. Pallab Mozumder on the cost of water in our community, the US, and around the world.

November

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The purpose of the symposium is to stimulate the exchange of new knowledge, data, and ideas on behaviors, patterns, and processes operating underwater, in darkness.

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Venue:Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment 4800 Palm Avenue, Hialeah, FL

CLIMA features new environmental works by SEAS Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada, as well as a broad range of earlier works by the artist–including paintings, drawings, videos, digital art and his polar installations. Click for specific events.