Subtropical Experiments - The Water's Edge

Subtropical Experiments blend south Florida stories, science, and jazz for a creative approach to how we understand and can affect our local landscape.  On August 17th, the theme is "The Water's Edge: Water Quality" and will feature Miami Waterkeeper program director Laura Chaibongsai.

Subtropical Experiments is a collaborative project among WDNA Public Radio, scientists from University of Miami and Florida International University, Miami musicians, artists, and community organizations, like Miami Waterkeeper.

Each experiment kicks off with a "story," a narrative, audio or visual performance. Then our scientists ground these narratives in scientific understanding. Next, community groups share how we can get involved. Last, musicians interpret what we've learned into music. 

And! Everyone 21+ receives one complimentary beer with your RSVP, thanks to Concrete Beach Brewery!

RSVP through WDNA for FREE admission + a complimentary beer.

Just as in science and art, to impact the world around us, we have to be willing to collaborate, experiment, and improvise.  It's a Subtropical Experiment!

The Line Up:

  • "Trashy Beaches" a solo performance by FIU theater student, Alicia Cruz
  • Laura Chaibongsai, representing CARTHE and Miami Waterkeeper, speaks about pollution in Biscayne Bay and a citizen science project designed to understand the movement of these pollutants
  • Michael Sheridan of University of Miami speaks about Lake Okeechobee pollution that leads to red tide and green algae
  • Debris Free Oceans talks about how we can protect our water
  • Costa Rican bassist, Kenneth Jimenez screens original video projections with solo bass improvisation, inspired by waterways in his travels
Aileen Medina

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HomeMiami Waterkeeper is a South Florida Environmental Group that advocates for Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable water for all. Working on sea rise, water pollution, coral reef protection, and water issue education.