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April is Earth Month! Come celebrate our planet and take part in family-friendly activities aimed at protecting and preserving the environment during the EarthStravaganza!” event, Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Crandon Park Beach, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, Florida.

Everyone’s invited to join in this marvelous day by the sea that includes

    • a volunteer beach cleanup
    • eco-themed activities and art exhibits
    • live music
    • the park’s first-ever “Mermaid Parade!

Dress as your favorite ‘merfolk’ and be part of the procession. Think sparkly pearls and other ocean bobbles, seashells, fish tails and shiny tridents! Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle, along with snacks or lunch, not wrapped in plastic. There are plenty of great spots to picnic while you play.

The 2019 EarthStravaganza! is presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

Schedule of EarthStravaganza! activities on April 20th:

    • 9 a.m.-noon, Youth Service Earth Fest Volunteer Project.
      Help clean up the beach, restore the sand dunes and enhance a butterfly garden. Register here to participate in the volunteer activities.
    • Noon-2 p.m., Family Fun Activities and Eco Village.
      Enjoy eco tours, nature and art exhibits, arts and crafts, live music and so much more!
    • 2-4 p.m., Mermaid Parade on Historic Crandon Park Beach Promenade – 1.5 mile parade.
      Calling all mermaids and mermen! Join us for a “fintastic” time that helps raise awareness on the importance of having clean, beautiful oceans! For more information, call 305-361-6767 or email [email protected].

Click here for more information on EarthStravaganza! activities.

About Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Since 1969 the center has offered outdoor, hands-on science education in Crandon Park. Legendary environmentalist and journalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas founded the nonprofit organization in 1985 as a community project and served as the guiding force behind the establishment of the permanent nature center for Miami-Dade County residents in Crandon Park. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center is dedicated to environmental education and the encouragement of greater citizen participation in the protection of our natural environment. 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center is a cooperative project with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Every day the three partners host outdoor, hands-on programming that enables up to 200 Miami-Dade County schoolchildren to learn about South Florida’s fragile coastal environment and inspires them to become its future stewards.

About Miami-Dade Parks
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Miami-Dade Parks! Celebrate with us all year and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or on our website for information on our yearlong celebration and the latest news and updates from Miami-Dade Parks! Share your park memories with us by posting to your social media accounts and tagging @MiamiDadeParks and hashtag #Celebrate90.

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The nonprofit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Miami-Dade Parks is long-committed to the conservation and preservation of the county’s most treasured assets, its beautiful parks, beaches, greenway and blueway trails, nature preserves, clean air and its shared rich history, as the parks system celebrates 90 years of inspiring people to live a park life during this year.  The Parks Department is proud of its ongoing education and development in partnership with local business, community groups and the public, making great strides toward this common goal.