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September 2013

National Plug-In Day 2013

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Palm Beach Waterfront,
101 S Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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We’re changing the current way we fuel up! Come celebrate National Plug In Day with Florida Power & Light Company and celebrate energy independence. See how you can charge an electric vehicle for approximately 80 percent less than what you usually spend at the gas pump – now that’s easy to get amped up about! This FREE Family Fun Day will feature: » Ride-and-drives in a variety of electric vehicles » Live music » Food and green market vendors »…

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LOCAL FOODS – LOCAL GARDENS

September 28, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Scottish Rite Center,
2000 N. D Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460 United States
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October 2013

FAU Small Business Forum, October 14

October 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
FAU – Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex,
5353 Parkside Drive, Room PC-151, Jupiter, FL United States
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“Shored Up” Screening

October 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art,
One East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 United States
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RSVP Required at www.ces.fau.edu/SLR2013

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Sea Level Rise Summit 2013: Resilience in the Face of Change

October 16, 2013 @ 8:00 am - October 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies will be hosting Sea Level Rise Summit 2013: Resilience in the Face of Change. As a follow up to our successful 2012 Sea Level Rise Summit, held at the Boca Raton Marriott, this year’s summit is in partnership with the 2013 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) 4th Biennial Subtropical Cities Conference: Braving a New World: Design Interventions for Changing Climates. The Sea Level Rise Summit 2013 will be held October 16th…

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Florida Alternative Fuel Vehicles 2013 Expo

October 25, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center,
1301 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 United States
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November 2013
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Fall Plant Sale and Hibiscus Show at Mounts Botanical Gardens

November 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

This annual plant sale features over 80 vendors from all over the state showcasing an amazing assortment of fabulous plants and garden goods. Come early and enjoy a rare opportunity to learn about plant culture of South Florida by speaking directly to the growers.  The American Hibiscus Sunrise-Conrad Chapter [Exhibit Hall B] will be having their annual judging and show featuring many of the state’s best blooms.  The Palm Beach County Woodturners will showcase a large selection of beautiful crafts…

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Resource Depot Open House at new location

November 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our new wonderland will bring many beneficial changes for us, for the community and for you!

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Where does YOUR WATER come FROM?

November 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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Ever wonder where our drinking water comes from – before the faucet?  Polluted waterways have certainly been in the news lately, causing people to question the quality of their local water supply. Luckily here in West Palm Beach, our drinking water comes from a pristine and protected ecosystem called Grassy Waters Preserve. Come learn about your unique water source, the safeguards in place by the Utility to protect it, the rigorous testing done before the water gets to your tap,…

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5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

November 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am - November 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Ft Lauderdale/Broward Cty Convention Center,
1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States
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2013 Learn Green, Florida’s Green Schools Conference

November 11, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts,
West Palm Beach, FL United States
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Travel to Costa Rica – Informational Meeting

November 13, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Palm Beach State College – PBG,
3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 United States
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Climate Leadership Training

November 16, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pinecrest Gardens,
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Essential One-Day Climate Leadership Training session on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Branch Library. Participants will learn about climate science and solutions, and they will explore several successful communication techniques. Light refreshments and lunch will be served. More information and Registration.

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Cypress Tree Planting at Grassy Waters Preserve

November 16, 2013 @ 8:30 am
Apoxee Park,
3125 Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 United States
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Volunteers Needed  Help to beautify and restore your watershed with Grassy Waters Preserve Volunteer and make a difference in a new restoration project in Apoxee Park planting native Cypress trees.  Learn about the benefits of restoration, which helps improve our water quality and wildlife habitat.  Enjoy the beautiful views and visit our southernmost Preserve area known as Apoxee Park. This project involves working in areas in and around the water’s edge so you will get wet and muddy. When:      …

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Symphony of the Soil Screening at Muvico

November 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Muvico Parisian, City Place,
545 Hibiscus St,, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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Tickets on Sale Now! Click poster to learn more and buy tickets.

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The Walkability Mandate Public Forum

November 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What makes cities thrive? One man seems to have the answer and has explored and helped many along the way. Jeff Speck, author and contributing editor to Metropolis magazine, comes to West Palm Beach to discuss his latest book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time. Join us as he breaks down the key factor of walkability. Book signing in City Hall rotunda at 8:00 pm. Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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Grassy Waters Preserve Kayak Expedition

November 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Hike down the boardwalk trail to our new kayak launch, then set out on an expedition to explore the more remote western areas of the Preserve. Bring water, hat, sunscreen. Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 10 in tandem with adult Fee: Single Kayak $20.00 Tandem Kayak $30.00 Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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December 2013

Everglades Experience

December 1, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Hands-On History: Florida Indian Folklore

December 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Join historian Patrick Mesmer, author of “Haunted River Tales- 500 Years on the Locha- Hatchee” as he reveals the ancient legends and tales of Florida Indians.  From the Timucan to the Seminoles, learn how their folklore shaped their culture and beliefs, all against the backdrop of the Florida Everglades. Ages: 6 and over (with participating adult) Fee: $5 per adult, $2 kids ages 6-17 Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Newbie Canoe

December 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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New to canoeing? Then you’re a newbie!  Whether you’ve never been in a canoe before or it’s just been awhile, this short trip is a great place to start! Learn the basics and then put your new skills to the test on an easy paddle through the Everglades.  Bring a water, hat and sunscreen. Ages:   6 and over (with participating adult) Fee:     $10/adult, $5/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Moonlight Paddle

December 17, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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See the subtle changes that occur as Grassy Waters settles into night. Enjoy a sunset over the marsh, then paddle under the glow of a full moon. Be sure to practice your paddling skills (try one of our Newbie Canoe trips!) before coming on a moonlight canoe trip.  Bring water and bug spray. Ages:  10 and over (with participating adult) Fee:     $20/adult, $10/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Eco-Art at Grassy Waters Preserve

December 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Join Ms. Ginger for a fun and educational discovery hike to collect natural materials, then use what you’ve collected to create your very own piece of eco-art! Bring hat, sunscreen and water. Ages: 3 and over (with participating adult) Fee: $5/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Sunset Kayak at Grassy Waters Preserve

December 21, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Great photographic opportunities abound as we enjoy a late afternoon kayak trip.  Watch as birds fly into roost as the sun sets over the marsh. Bring water & insect repellent Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 10 in tandem with adult Fee: Single Kayak $15.00 Tandem Kayak $20.00 Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Canoe the Slough

December 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Paddle your canoe away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and into the peaceful marsh. During this educational paddle through the Everglades, you’ll learn about the ecology and history of this beautiful ecosystem. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen. Ages:  10 and over (with participating adult) Fee:     $15/adult, $7/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Kayak Expedition

December 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Hike down the boardwalk trail to our new kayak launch, then set out on an expedition to explore the more remote western areas of the Preserve. Bring water, hat, sunscreen. Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 10 in tandem with adult Fee:  Single Kayak $20.00 Tandem Kayak $30.00 Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Nature Photography Workshop

December 29, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Photographer Steve Dumond shares his keen eye for nature and teaches techniques for capturing the flowers, wildlife, and beautiful vistas in of the Everglades.  This workshop includes guided access to the exclusive restoration area. Ages: 12 and over Fee:    $20/adult, $5/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Newbie Canoe

December 29, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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New to canoeing? Then you’re a newbie!  Whether you’ve never been in a canoe before or it’s just been awhile, this short trip is a great place to start! Learn the basics and then put your new skills to the test on an easy paddle through the Everglades.  Bring a water, hat and sunscreen. Ages:   6 and over (with participating adult) Fee:     $10/adult, $5/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Marsh Critters

December 31, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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The marsh comes alive in the palm of your hand as we discover the amazing aquatic insects and small wonders that call the wetlands home.   You’ll be knee deep in the marsh during this dipnetting adventure for the whole family! Bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet, water, hat and sunscreen. Ages: 5 and over (with participating adult) Fee:    $5/adult, $3/child Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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Sunset Kayak

December 31, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Great photographic opportunities abound as we enjoy a late afternoon kayak trip.  Watch as birds fly into roost as the sun sets over the marsh. Bring water & insect repellent Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 10 in tandem with adult Fee: Single Kayak $15.00 Tandem Kayak $20.00 Reservations Required.  Call 561-804-4985

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January 2014

Kayak Cruise

January 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grassy Waters Preserve – South,
8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 United States
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Take in the beauty of the Everglades as you learn about the history and ecology of Grassy Waters on this leisurely kayak excursion.    Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Ages: Must be 15 for solo kayak, or 6 in tandem with adult Fee:  Single Kayak; $10.00 Tandem Kayak:  $15.00 Reservations Required, call 561-804-4985

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