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Due to public health concerns, many Earth Day activities and Audrey Peterman’s talk have been canceled, but we hope to celebrate virtually instead on April 22. The Museum will continue to monitor the evolving situation and keep the public updated regarding future events and activities. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Explore the wonders of life on Earth!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Florida Museum virtually! The international theme for this year is Climate Action. This FREE event is presented in partnership with the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute and will feature virtual activities.

These activities are family-friendly, FREE and fun for all ages!

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Featured Speaker:

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Due to public health concerns, Audrey Peterman’s talk has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Audrey Peterman – Award-winning conservationist

FREE Presentation: “Outdoors for All: Discovering the Extraordinary Earth in our Parks and Public Lands” followed by an audience Q&A
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Florida Museum

Peterman is an author and leader in the movement to engage more Americans of color in the enjoyment, care and protection of our national parks and public lands system. She has written several books including “Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System,” a travel guide to the national parks system, and “Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Everyone Should Care,” which she co-authored with her husband, Frank. Her achievements have been recognized with awards including the Environmental Hero Award, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Outdoor Afro. Thanks to her efforts, President Obama issued a Presidential memorandum in 2017 promoting diversity and inclusion in our national parks, forests and other public lands and waters.


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Phone: 352-273-2064



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