South Florida is host to some of the richest natural resources in the world. The balance of human and natural systems in our growing urban community is central to political, cultural and academic dialogues regarding the environment.
“Speaking Sustainably” is a film and lecture series offered in partnership with FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the 21st Century and to inspire action.
The film and lecture series is free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Visitor Center Auditorium. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. For more information, call 305-235-1668, ext. 233, or visit www.deeringestate.org
Sept. 26, Participatory EcoArt Projects: Global Awareness, Local Action, featured speaker: Xavier Cortada;
Oct. 24, Lionfish Invasion: Is there any way to stop it, featured speaker: Dr. Craig Layman Nov. 28, Ingredients screening and discussion?, featured speaker: Dr. Mahadev Bhat;
Jan. 23, 2013, Balancing fresh water needs of humans and ecosystems, featured speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Anderson;
Feb. 27, 2013, The End of the Line screening and discussion, featured speaker: Dr. Kevin Boswell; Mar. 27, 2013, Blue Carbon and seagrass ecosystems, featured speaker: Dr. Jim Forqurean;
Apr. 24, 2013, Earth Days screening, and
May 22, 2013, Coastal Carnivores screening and discussion, featured speaker: Dr. Mike Heithaus. Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. with admission to the estate. EcoAdventure Tours are offered throughout the year for an additional fee.
For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit online at www.deeringestate.org