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Explore with us as we step Into the Garden, a virtual event series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County. Scientists will uncover many mysteries in the garden through these virtual interactive trips, which will be live-streamed on Zoom and YouTube.

This Fall, we are excited to highlight the Ambassadors of the Wetlands program (sponsored by The Batchelor Foundation), a community partnership between Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District and the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The program promotes wetland stewardship, water conservation and environmental education to enhance Everglades knowledge and inspire civic responsibility and stewardship of Florida’s natural resources.

Core themes include Florida’s geologic history and Everglades formation, the importance of wetlands, ecological functions, human changes to the natural system, and what young people can do to help. Our Into the Garden series will focus on a number of these wetlands topics this Fall.

Dr. Lisa Chambers will explain how many natural chemical cycles are mediated by microorganisms in wetlands soils. She will share how soil microbial processes can affect ecosystem resilience.




Topic: Wetlands: The Magic of Mud

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Chambers, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

K-12 Resources: Extension Activities

Fall Series Schedule:

Sept. 21 – Wetlands: The Magic of Mud

Oct. 26 Wetlands: Bioaccumulation of Metals in Waterways

Nov. 9 – Wetlands: Secrets of the Swamp

Dec. 14 – Wetlands: The Florida Everglades


Name: Scientist in Every Florida School

Email: skillingsworth@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

Website: View Organizer Website

Name: Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County

Phone: (561) 233-1757

Email: RWolberg@pbcgov.org

Website: View Organizer Website


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