Citizen Science Workday – January 20 – Virginia Key Beach North Point Park

Start your year off on a green note by volunteering for science and for the environment. On January 20, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is hosting a Citizen Science Workday at Virginia Key Beach North Point Park.

Join Frost Science as we work on several citizen science activities at the Virginia Key Beach North Point Park restoration site including:

  • Marine Debris Cleanup: Volunteers collect trash from the beach and log each item using Marine Debris Tracker, a free smartphone and tablet app.
  • Biodiversity Monitoring: Volunteers observe newly planted trees throughout our restoration site as well as observing native wildlife. Observations may be logged with iNaturalist.org – another smartphone app.
  • Invasive Plant Documentation and Removal: Invasive plants will be removed from the site to make way for native vegetation.

Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, Citizen Science Workdays are excellent opportunities to make an immediate impact on the environment by investing your time in one of our several restoration projects. Volunteers must only commit to a single workday at a time but can choose to do so regularly. Registration is required.

 

Parking Instructions: Enter Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park Trails in your GPS. Park at large lot adjacent to waste treatment plant.

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Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council – South Florida Chapter, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at MelanieinMiami@gmail.com.

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