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February

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:MMC, PG5- 153

Rivers are the primary conduits transporting materials, including carbon, from land to the ocean. Utilizing examples from major global rivers, refinements to the interpretation of traditional biomarker approaches for assessing the lability and fate of dissolved organic matter (DOM) will be discussed.

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Venue:ECS-135, MMC Campus

Lisa Goddard, Director of Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, will will present a seminar on the challenges of climate information and adaptation in the coming decade.

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Venue:Coral Gables City Hall Commission Chambers

The City of Coral Gables and FIU Sea Level Solutions Center have teamed up to give a three-part discussion series on sea level rise, which will begin with a presentation by Dr. Todd Crowl, Director of the Institute for Water and the Environment and the Southeast Environmental Research Center. Dr. Crowl will provide an overview of the causes of sea level rise, and its projected impacts in South Florida.

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Venue:WC-130, MMC Campus

Join us for Dr. Wdowinski's candidate presentation to the department of Earth and Environment, on the hazards of sea level rise in Miami Beach, FL.

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Venue:Murray E Nelson Government and Cultural Center 102050 Overseas Hwy. MM 102

FIU has established the Institute for Water and Environment to bring together the vast knowledge and expertise related to water science and environmental sustainability. Join SERC director and InWE founder Dr. Todd Crowl and learn how FIU is researching out environment and education people to protect it.

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Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou will represent USAID WA-WASH at the 18th AfWA Congress in Nairobi, Kenya. During this congress, Dr. Boukerrou will convene, in collaboration with the African Water Association (AfWA) a session on knowledge management and information sharing in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, and the role of AfWA.

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Venue:WC-130, MMC Campus

Dr. David Medvigy is Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University, and will be presenting a seminar entitled "Tropical ecosystem productivity during the Anthropocene" on Tuesday, 2/23/16 at 10:00am in WC-130. Dr. Medvigy's seminar will be part of the Earth and Environment interview series for a candidate in climate change and sea level rise.

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Venue:Miami Center for Architecture and Design (100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33132)

Dr. Tiffany Troxler will be moderating a panel featuring Dr. Rene Price, Dr. Jeffrey Onsted, and Marilys Nepomechie, to discuss how science, engineering, policy, economics and architecture can be brought together for a more resilient South Florida.

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Venue:WC-130, MMC Campus

See Dr. Chmura's candidacy presentation for the department of Earth and Environment.

March

E&E Seminar: Microscopic invertebrates as indicators of environmental change

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Venue:ECS-135, MMC Campus

As part of the Earth and Environment Seminar series, Melinda Logegeier of Middle Tennessee State University will discuss using microscopic invertebrates as indicators of water quality and environmental change in Florida.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

For part two of this series, Dr. Ryan Stoa, of FIU’s College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the public policy implications of sea level rise.

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Venue:ECS-135, MMC Campus

PhD candidate Sisi Meng, of FIU's Department of Economics, will present her work related to household preferences for current sea level rise adaptation plans in Florida.

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Venue:WC-130, with polycom to MSB-105

Please join us as Dr. Ilka Feller from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center presents her work on the effect of climate change on mangrove ecosystems.

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Venue:FAU's Boca Campus, Alumni Center

Please join us as FAU’s Division of Research, the Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) presents the second lecture in its inaugural Environmental Science and Policy Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Henry Gholz of the National Science Foundation will provide insights on programs that fund environmental research and discuss the larger context for research funding at U.S. Universities.

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Venue:ECS-135, MMC Campus

Dr. Gary Belovsky, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will present his work as part of the weekly E&E seminar series.

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Venue:FIU Panther Plaza

Join FIU's Wine To Water club as they walk for water on Wednesday, March 30th, in the Panther Plaza. Come and experience part of the journey that many make to obtain clean drinking water every day.

April

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Venue:Hilton Miami Downtown, Ballroom level

The Sea Level Rise Solutions (SLRS) Conference will focus on solutions, business opportunities and showcase examples of resiliency methods implemented in other geographic regions. The SLRS Conference will include an update on the South Florida Regional Climate Compact and Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force recommendations followed by a solutions-oriented expert panel.

Seminar: Participatory Methods for Engaging Local Communities in Conservation (Peruvian Amazon)

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Venue:WC-130, MMC Campus

Speaker Diana Alvira will give her talk as part of the Earth and Environment weekly seminar series. All are welcome to attend!

FIU Biology QBIC Symposium: Climate Change is Transforming South Florida

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Venue:WC-130, MMC Campus

Join us as we discuss the evidence of climate change, where the knowledge gaps are, and what the effects will be on both human and natural systems.

Miami-Dade Water Summit: Why Water Matters

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Venue:Palmetto Bay Village Council Chambers

Join Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg and key business, science and community leaders at a forum addressing water topics like sea level rise, water quality and water management. Learn how it’s impacting our community and “why water matters.”

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Venue:WC-130, MMC campus

Marianne Holmer, ecologist at the University of Southern Denmark, will visit FIU next week for the UGSRC Seminar Series. Her talk is entitled "Sulfide toxicity in seagrasses: causes and consequences." All are welcome to attend!

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Venue:Miami Beach Urban Studios

FIU and Tigertail Productions will co-host a panel discussion featuring SERC's Tiffany Troxler, Doug Wartzok of the FIU Biology Department, Orlando Jacinto Garcia of the FIU School of Music, and Shamina de Gonzaga, Executive Director of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations. This event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

The third and final chapter in this discussion series will feature presentations by the Sea Level Solutions Center’s Interdisciplinary Studio course, where graduate students from a wide range of disciplines (Architecture and the Arts, Engineering and Computer Sciences, Biology, Law, and Public Health) will bring their skills together to showcase designs for resilient, sustainable infrastructure solutions to sea level rise. All are welcome to attend!

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Venue:Everglades Science Center in Tavernier

The Audubon's Everglades Science Center is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 20th. Meet the team, enjoy free food, drinks, music, and learn about the 75-year effort to preserve the natural resources of our keys community.

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Venue:Miami Dade County Auditorium

Climakaze feature a wide array of performance pieces and activities dedicated to inspiring action against climate change. On Saturday, FIU Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will give an art performance that aims to expose and examine the “still unaddressed crisis of the human psyche surrounding climate change.” More details and registration info can be found here.

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Venue:TBD

This weekend will feature a number of Earth Day festivals for all ages! See here for a list of activities with details and directions.

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Venue:111 NE 1st St., 7th floor Miami, FL 33132

The City of Miami Sea Level Rise Committee next meets on Monday, April 25th at 6pm. See here for more info and directions.

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Venue:WC-130, MMC campus

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact will host a workshop on "Reducing Climate Risk and Creating Economic Opportunity." This event is designed to educate through panel discussions, and will be webcast in the Wertheim Conservatory (WC-130) of FIU’s MMC campus from 7am-12:35pm. See here for more information.

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The government of Burkina Faso is organizing the 19th Farmer's National Day in the commune of Tenkodogo of Central-Eastern Burkina Faso. This year’s theme is "Agriculture and the fight against unemployment: developing and supporting agro-forestry-pastoral, fishing and wildlife entrepreneurship for the socio-professional integration of young people." More information here.

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Venue:GC 243, FIU's MMC campus

FIU was chosen by the National Campus Leaders Council and Defend Our Futures programs to host of one of 6 locations for the Climate Leadership Summit. Students and campus communities nationwide are providing leadership to elevate and inspire innovative approaches to energy challenges and climate change, and to make their campuses greener and more sustainable. Read more here!

May

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Venue:Jose Marti Park

The City of Miami will hold the fifth and final public meeting for its Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR), on Monday, May 2nd, at Jose Marti park from 6:30pm-8pm. This is your opportunity to be part of the process and learn more; the City is seeking comments from the public and various stakeholders, as part of the amendment process to its Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan. This feedback will help City staff to form policy that best reflects the desires and experiences of the community.

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

Melting ice and warming oceans are transforming coastlines, societies, and natural resources around the world. To meet this unprecedented challenge and to help produce an adaptation strategy, the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University will convene its third Sea-Level Rise Summit. This year's theme recognizes that our task demands unconventional thinking. More information here.

E&E Seminar Presentations

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Venue:ECS-135, MMC Campus

Join us as the Earth and Environment Seminar Series concludes with a final round of student presentations. Some will be displaying progress and preliminary results, while others will be presenting a culmination of their graduate work. All are welcome to attend!

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Venue:The Kampong

Dr. Chris Baraloto, Director of the International Center for Tropical Botany, will host the US premiere showing of Itoupé II: au Coeur du Parc Amazonien de Guyane, an original film by artist Aurélien Brussini, as well as a tour of The Kampong, and presentation of the future headquarters of the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) to be built at The Kampong.

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Venue:The Deering Estate

Join us on May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Deering Estate as we screen this FIU student-produced documentary on the effects of sea level rise on South Florida. The screening will be followed by a panel featuring sea level rise experts from FIU’s Sea Level Solution Center: Dr. Todd Crowl, Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, and Director Dr. Tiffany Troxler, along with student producer Abel Fernandez and hosted by Prof. Kate MacMillin.

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Venue:Gwen Margolis Community Center

A multidisciplinary team of experts selected by the Urban land Institute will present a resiliency strategy for the Arch Creek Basin area. The strategy will focus on building economic and environmental resilience in the face of climate change. All are welcome to attend this public event!

June

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Venue:online

Join FIU’s Dr. Ali Mostafavi, Dr. Tiffany Troxler, and Marilys Nepomechie in a webinar about sea level rise solutions in South Florida. “Envisioning and Adaptation for the Future of the Natural-Built Environment” will begin at 1pm, with more details and links to register/attend here!

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Venue:Miami Beach City Hall

An information session will be held this Friday at 2pm in the Miami Beach City Hall (4th Floor, City Manager’s Large Conference Room), to discuss a recent Grant Opportunity for Environment and Sustainability. See here for details.

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Venue:Miami City Hall Commission Chambers

The City of Miami Sea Level Rise Committee will next meet on Tuesday June 7, at 6 PM in the Miami City Hall Commission Chambers. All are welcome to attend this public meeting.

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Venue:Shake A Leg Miami

Join us for a unique fundraising tournament, benefiting the FIU Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund. Funds are raised through sponsorships and boat registrations. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities. In addition to recognizing Tournament winners and Scholarship recipients, the Dock Party is open to the public and features food, music and activities for all ages. Join the fun for a good cause!

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Venue:The Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden

Come tour a unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong. Learn about one of the most widely-consumed fruits in the world, and discuss with local environmental humanities scholars.

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Venue:City of Sweetwater Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor (500 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174)

Join the CLEO Institute for a climate roundtable discussion, welcoming all residents and businesses who would like to understand basic climate science and solutions, recognize major causes and effects of climate vulnerability in their communities, and discuss local climate action plans.

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The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years. Trees reduce air-conditioning costs by providing shade, while also increasing a property's real estate value and reducing flooding by absorbing excess rain, plus they improve a home's appearance! Trees also remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide -- a primary greenhouse gas -- from the air every year.

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Venue:The New Florida Majority- Miami (8330 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138)

Please join The CLEO Institute for the Little Haiti Town Hall Forum on Climate Change: on June 30 from 6-8pm at The New Florida Majority- Miami (8330 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138). Light food will be provided. All are welcome to attend; residents, elected officials, government staff, scientists, business and community leaders, students, teachers, faith leaders...everyone wishing to participate, please come to discuss how climate change will impact our jobs, safety, homes, and lives.

July

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Venue:Blue Marlin Ballroom, Guy Harvey Outpost Islander Resort: 82100 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

The Florida Bay Forum is intended to provide Florida Bay scientists and members of the Florida Keys community an opportunity to openly discuss the current Florida Bay seagrass die-off (including the causes, impacts, and prognosis for recovery) and the solutions to fixing this problem. Presentations by Florida Bay scientists will be brief (10-12 minutes each) and designed for a non-technical audience. Following each presentation, there will be a brief period for Q&A and science discussion.

City of Miami Sea Level Rise Committee Meeting

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Venue:Miami City Hall Commission Chambers

The City of Miami Sea Level Rise Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday July 26, at 6 PM in the Miami City Hall Commission Chambers – 3500 Pan America Drive, Miami FL 33133. Please join to see what the City is doing to address the issues of sea level rise, and contribute your ideas/concerns to the conversation.

September

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Venue:MMC: PC-310

Human landscapes are changing along the world's transboundary rivers. Dr. Veilleux explores how these changes impact different regions of the world, how people are adapting to the changes, and where these changes may be leading. She will present from her research from the Mekong, Columbia, Nile, and Mara river basins. All are welcome to attend, as part of the Department of Earth and Environment's weekly Seminar.

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Venue:MMC: PC-310

Dr. Susan Lowerre-Barbieri, a Research Associate Professor at the University of Florida and Research Scientist with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, will discuss "Productivity and Reproductive Resilience in Exploited Marine Fish" as part of the next Earth and Environment Seminar. All are welcome to attend, see here for more details.

October

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Venue:Marriott, Downtown West Palm Beach

The John Marshall Everglades Symposium is designed for the public and will feature well-known environmentalists and community leaders who will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to understand the complex puzzle of the Florida Everglades, from the Kissimmee River Basin to the Florida Keys and how to take action!

USAID WA-WASH at the 2016 UNC Water and Health Conference

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Venue:Bellflower Room, Convention Center, NC

As part of the 2016 UNC Water and Health Conference (planned to be held from October 10 to 14, 2016 in North Carolina), USAID, Florida International University/USAID WA-WASH, Population Services International/SSD, USEPA, and the African Water Association are organizing a side event, on October 13, 2016. The topic of the side event is : “Increasing access to water services: Things we have learned and things we would do differently!”.

November

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Venue:9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819

SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of more than 6,000 individuals and institutions in l00 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education. The mission: to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.

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Venue:University of Miami, Cox Science Building, Room 126

Teachers, school administrators, and educators from all disciplines and grade levels are invited to join an interactive workshop on climate change education, hosted by the CLEO Institute. Learn how you can bring climate awareness and engagement into your school, including idea exchanges and panel discussions with other educators, expert scientists, and more!

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Venue:TBA

Come out and join the Sea Level Solutions Center for citizen science flood monitoring during the next Super Moon! Participants will learn about what causes "sunny day flooding" in their local communities, and how they can get involved in the work that's being done to develop solutions! Coffee, donuts and refreshments will be served. And don't forget your rubber boots!

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Venue:MMC: PG5-153

This panel of indigenous and faculty voices explores native perspectives on earth, land, water, as well as legal and scientific questions of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) infrastructure, why DAPL threatens water security, where the process of federal consultation with tribes failed, the Florida Sable trail pipeline, the Lakota prophesies that are coming true, and how this affects future generations.

December

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Venue:Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, Hialeah

Xavier Cortada's CLIMA 2016 art exhibit explores the art and impact of climate change, using a wide range of creative mediums to engage with the public on relevant climate issues. The ongoing exhibit will include panel discussions featuring many representatives from the Southeast Environmental Research Center. See her for more information and program updates.

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Venue:FIU GIS Center

Flooding is a life-threatening and expensive issue in communities across the nation. This course provides baseline information about the various types of flooding and teaches methods for mapping current flooding and potential coastal inundation scenarios using a GIS. Hands-on exercises will help participants understand and apply the spatial methods covered in this course. Reserve your spot today!

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Venue:Babcock Ranch, FL

The Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) is a Federal advisory committee that is a subgroup of the Advisory Committee for Water Information (ACWI) created by the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. SWRR meets in Washington DC at least once a year and goes to other locations in the US at least once a year. For more information about SWRR visit the linked agenda PDF here.