The Broward Sierra Club will be hosting a fabulous Earth Day 2017 event at the Anne Kolb Nature Center at 751 Sheridan Street in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday, April 23rd from 10am to 4pm.
You can educate yourself and your family on conservation, climate change, coral reefs, Everglades restoration, recycling, and more, as well as take positive action for change. The best part… parking and all the activities are FREE! Come early enough, and take a free boat ride through the mangrove habitat, or take out a kayak with a guide for a 20 minute paddle. The exhibit hall will be free for all guests throughout the day, with a special feeding of the mangrove creatures in the afternoon. Guided nature strolls will take place throughout the day, on one of the park’s favorite trails. Feel free to stroll or bike the other trails at your leisure.
Currently on the agenda:
Speakers: 10:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
Tabling events: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Boat rides: 10:00, 10:20, 10:40 am (due to tidal restrictions)
Kayaking: every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (first come, first served) Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Exhibit hall: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We hope you and your family will join us for a day of leisure, fun, education and action!
We’re here to protect the planet!
If you’d like to volunteer to help out in one of our booths or with logistics that day, please contact Judy at 305-308-8913 or [email protected]
Some of our featured speakers will be:
- Dr. Richard Brownscome: From the Florida Native Plant Society will be speaking about native plants and landscaping.
- Dr. Derek Burkholder: A research scientist with Nova Southeastern University, Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Shark Center. He is also the Director of the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Director of the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House, and the Vice President and Science Director of Sharks4Kids Inc.
- Dr Kirk Rusenko: A zooloist specializing in marine habitats. He is the Marine Conservationist for the Boca Raton’s Gumbo Limbo Nature Center where he runs the Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program for the city. In 2013 he received the Dark Sky Defender Award by the International Dark Sky Associatio (IDSA) for his work in Sea turtle protection. In 2012 he received the IDSA Lighting Design Award for successful lighting retrofit projects along several coastal developments. He is among the people featured in the PBS POV documentary “The City Dark.”
- Richard WhiteCloud: An Environmental Engineering Consultant who has assisted clients from around the world to accomplish their goals of environmental and cultural preservation. He is also the Director and Marine Turtle Permit Holder for Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, a Broward County based, not for profit conservation organization which has become a working model for real-time environmental monitoring and conservation that will positively influence the future of protecting our planet in the age of climate change.
- Ann Wiley: A Florida Master Naturalist, she’s worked in sea turtle conservation for 30 years; tagging, measuring, excavating nest cavities, rescuing/releasing thousands of green, leatherback and loggerhead hatchings disoriented by coastal lighting. For the last 10 years she has been a lead ecological tour guide for the Caribbean based Dragonfly Expeditions leading tours through south Florida and the Greater Everglades System. She’s a regular lecturer for Road Scholar and teaches urban backyard landscaping that supports songbirds and wildlife.