We are committed to educating and engaging the public about the economic, social, ecological, and cultural importance of our marine environment in South Florida and education for future generations of environmental leaders is at the core of Miami Waterkeeper’s mission.
Here are a few examples of our ongoing education activities:
Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors: Training the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards
In order to reach children of all ages across Miami, we conduct presentations at local schools to educate kids about our environment, why it’s important, and how to protect it. Request a Miami Waterkeeper representative to speak to your school or career day!
MWK works with local universities to launch new, innovative education initiatives aimed at generating real solutions for environmental problems. We engage in scientific research and so provide learning opportunities for several undergraduate, masters, law, and Ph.D. students. So far, we have had students conduct analyses of sea level rise liability, create GIS learning tools for middle school students, research recycling programs, analyze coral damage at PortMiami, ride in submersible at Port Everglades, make public comments, lead events, and more.
Promoting Informal Education
We work with a variety of local community organizations to host workshops and informal learning opportunities for the general public, including tours of Biscayne Bay, the Women’s Club of Miami, the Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Science Barge project, Civic Voice Lessons, the Key Biscayne Citizen Science Project, and more training Miami’s citizens to become informed, aware, and engaged. Request a Miami Waterkeeper representative to speak at your event or community group!