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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.
Join us as we hear from Ph.D. candidate, Joshua Benjamin of the University of Florida’s Subalusky Lab who studies the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in aquatic macroinvertebrates. As an environmental scientist, Joshua is especially interested in limnology and wetland management.
Topic: Wetlands: Bioaccumulation of Metals in Waterways
Speaker: Joshua Benjamin, University of 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
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