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Aimee Scott
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ascott@miamidade.gov

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SAVE THE FROGS!
A Guest Lecture on Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century
Sunday, January 11th

(MIAMI, December 17, 2014) — Miami EcoAdventures will host SAVE THE FROGS! founder Dr. Kerry M. Kriger who will deliver a presentation on “Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century” on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Camp Greynolds, located at 18601 NE 22nd Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. The event is free and open to the public.

How long do frogs live? How many types of frogs are there? What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? Why are frogs disappearing worldwide and what are can be done to save them? Dr. Kriger answers all these questions and more as he introduces the audience to Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century. The presentation features many of Dr. Kriger’s photos of amphibians from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

WHO:              Miami EcoAdventures
WHAT:            Amphibian Conservation in the 21st Century
WHEN:            Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:         Camp Greynolds – 18601 NE 22nd Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 – (305) 944-6111

Dr. Kerry M. Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS! (www.savethefrogs.com), the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. He conceived and coordinates Save The Frogs Day, the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and has given presentations on amphibian conservation in 11 countries.

Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He is a recognized expert on the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, a topic on which he has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Dr. Kriger’s amphibian conservation efforts have been supported by the National Geographic Society, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and various philanthropic organizations throughout the world.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call (305) 755-7848.

To make reservations go to http://goo.gl/z9CKGN 

Halloween Campfire & Night Hike - 2014

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Sea Turtle Awareness – Haulover Beach Park

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Journey into the world of sea turtles as you participate in an informative presentation, followed by our summer release program.  Learn about different sea turtle species and their life cycle, as well as some of the dangers they face throughout their lives.  Come face to face with hatchlings and join them as they embark on their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Awareness program consists of a 45 min. PowerPoint presentation that explains the different Sea Turtle species and their life cycle. As well as some of the dangers they face throughout their life time. Following the presentation we lead the group out to the beach where we will release Loggerhead hatchlings. The group will be able to watch the hatchlings start their journey out to sea. Due to all sea turtles being protected by the Endangered Species Act no one besides the permitted staff are allowed to handle the hatchlings.

Reservations are required; You can make your reservations starting July 1st. Space is limited. Online Registration Information below.
We are offering the program multiple times a week at Haulover Beach Park. Most of the dates fall on the weekend (Friday & Saturday).
The program cost is $10 per person.
Program is not recommended for children younger than school-age.

Address: 10800 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Program meets in the Multipurpose room at the Bill Bird Marina (light blue building).

Dates:
Wednesday, August 20
Friday, August 22
Saturday, August 23
Wednesday, August 27
Friday, August 29
Saturday, August 30
Friday, September 5
Saturday, September 6
Friday, September 12
Saturday, September 13

Online Registration – Activity Sign-up: https://rms.miamidade.gov/RMS7/Activities/Search.aspx
Select “Arch Creek Park” from the Place drop-down menu.

Camp Manatee Summer 2014 flyer

The 11th annual Greynolds Park Love In Party in the Park will be held on Sunday, May 4th from 11am to 6:30pm. Eddie Money will be the headliner this year. Arch Creek Park Staff and volunteers will be once again tie-dying t-shirts at the event. Please come out and support the park, and Arch Creek’s educational programing by purchasing a custom made tie-dye t-shirt.

For more information on the event and to purchase your event tickets visit www.miamipartyinthepark.com

Greynolds Park Love In 2014

Camp Manatee at Greynolds Park is looking for mature, responsible, kid-friendly people with a love of the outdoors, to work as counselors during the 2014 summer season.

Applicants must be at least 17 years old to apply. If you or a friend is interested in applying for a position, please visit http://goo.gl/FZdplg, complete the online application. Once you’ve submitted an application, call Aimee Scott 305-944-6111. You have until March 23rd to apply.

Make sure to apply to the Park Service Aide (Seasonal) (#20821). You will need to send the confirmation email you receive from the website as well as a resume and cover letter to both directors via email.

Summer camp is a total of 10 weeks (June 9 – August 15) there will be training before hand and some additional hours following the 10 week summer. It will be a total of 40 hours a week (depending on camper numbers), Friday field trips, pool days, and just a lovely environment to enjoy the summer.

Interviews will be held in April. All applicants selected will be required to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and criminal background check prior to employment. It is also strongly recommended that applicants have CPR and First Aid training.

Park Service Aide (seasonal) (#20821)- $11.28/hr

Camp Manatee is held at Greynolds Park. Greynolds Park is located in North Miami Beach.
The park’s address is 17530 West Dixie Highway.

Camp Manatee Director,  Aimee – Ascott@miamidade.gov or 305-944-6111

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