Environmental Leadership Workshop set to inspire local citizens toward action

TropicalAudubonSocietyFacilitated by Tropical Audubon Society (TAS), South Florida’s nonprofit Voice of Conservation, numerous environmental and area business partners have come together to host the Environmental Leadership Workshop at Deering Estate on Oct. 5-6.

The interactive event will provide local citizens with the necessary tools to become agents of change in the community. Expert panelists will cover an array of environmental topics ranging from local conservation issues, grassroots organizing and diversity, to crafting your message, navigating political channels, engaging via social media and nonprofit fundraising.

A variation of TAS’s Annual Conservation Workshop, the Environmental Leadership Workshop focuses on fostering and training tomorrow’s local environmental leaders by partnering with environmental organizations and eco-conscious business leaders to cover a wide range of opportunities and develop skill sets transferable to any field.

The weekend Environmental Leadership Workshop will connect the private and nonprofit sectors with fresh talent to help reshape Miami’s ecological future. Each day begins with field trips and yoga, followed by a networking breakfast.

Day One is filled with a series of 40- minute lectures outlining key environmental issues affecting South Florida: Everglades and Water, the Health of area Estuaries, Land Use and Connectivity, and Sea Level Rise. A Tour of historic Deering Estate, followed by a Legacy Circle Wine Reception, courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, will close the day.

Day Two will offer tracks on diversity in conservation, grassroots organizing, public speaking, fundraising for nonprofits and communicating via traditional and social media.

Sunset Kayak and Boat Trips will crown the event. Interested parties can register by clicking the live link listed at www.tropicalaudubon.org. Scholarships for students are available; inquire at outreach@tropicalaudubon.org. If you want to sponsor a student for the entire workshop, go to www.tropicalaudubon.org, click on the “Donate today” button and help promote environmental stewardship in Miami.

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