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BE SOUTH FLORIDA'S

VOICE FOR CONSERVATION

 

LEARN HOW TO BE A MORE ENGAGED, EDUCATED AND EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE!

Become a lifelong champion for birds, other wildlife and South Florida’s natural places.

Register today for our empowering 2020-2021 program featuring webinars, field trips, deep dives with local experts and hands-on advocacy campaigns.

Our award-winning education series is now Free & Virtual!

Live Webinars from 7-8pm | Recorded Webinars on Demand for registered participants.

Attendees who enroll in Civics 101, Campaigns 101 and at least one theme track, Biscayne Bay,Smart Growth, and/or Everglades, will officially complete the course.

CIVICS 101​

 

Learn about government structure and how to express your civic voice by taking action in this required webinar track.

BISCAYNE BAY

 

Learn about our local water-quality issues and how you can become a voice for Biscayne Bay in this 5-part webinar track. Gain insights into local, state and federal laws and regulations that affect Biscayne Bay, the economic, cultural and ecological importance of this aquatic ecosystem, the multiple threats it faces and what can be done to address them, as well as opportunities to take advocacy actions to protect it.

SMART GROWTH

Delve into South Florida’s history of development and ways you can ensure a better future for our region in this 5-part webinar track. Learn how development policy decisions are made, how they drive growth and their implications for zoning, water quality and transit. Understand how growth impacts birds and other wildlife, communities and water resources, and take part in real-time advocacy campaigns.

EVERGLADES

The history and science of the River of Grass, South Florida's most iconic and valuable ecosystem will be explored in this 5-part webinar track. Learn about development issues, water management and the power struggle for control of water resources. Gain knowledge about the birds and other wildlife who depend on the Everglades habitats. Discover why this ecosystem is so important ecologically, culturally and economically.

CAMPAIGNS 101​

 

Learn how an Environmental Advocacy campaign works in this required introduction to Campaign Strategy.

Piping Plover by Lorraine Minns

WHAT IS A TROPICAL AUDUBON AMBASSADOR?

 

Tropical Audubon Ambassadors are passionate environmental advocates who want to make a lasting impact on conservation in Miami-Dade County. Ambassadors are a committed, passionate group of volunteers who care deeply about birds and protecting their habitats.

WHO CAN JOIN?

 

Anyone 18 and older is invited to join the Tropical Audubon Ambassador Program. We will provide you with the training and experience to participate in environmental advocacy within your community.

BY JOINING AMBASSADORS YOU WILL

  • Play an active role in shaping conservation in Miami-Dade County

  • Become part of a like-minded community that is passionate about South Florida’s natural places and the wildlife that rely on them

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The history, science and politics behind South Florida conservation issues focusing on Everglades Restoration, Smart Growth and Biscayne Bay

  • Your civic rights, roles and responsibilities in Miami-Dade County in regard to environmental advocacy

  • The history of environmental issues in the county

  • National, State and County organizations and elected officials who impact environmental decisions

  • How the environment affects you and your community

  • How you can play a role in protecting your environment

 

 

AMBASSADOR BENEFITS

  • Access to monthly advocacy newsletter

  • Action alerts on critical advocacy actions

  • Monthly action calls

  • Field trips to expand your understanding of the environment you are helping to protect

  • Leadership development opportunities

  • Access to a toolbox of resources

  • Webinars with local experts

Reserve your webinar seat today to become a Tropical Audubon Ambassador!

 

2020-2021 WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Great Blue Herons by Federico Acevedo
CIVICS 101

October 29

November 5 and 12

BISCAYNE BAY

November 19

December 17

January 21

February 18

March 18

SMART GROWTH

December 3

January 7

February 4

March 4

April 1

EVERGLADES

December 10

January14 

February 11

March 11

April 8

CAMPAIGNS 101

April 15

April 22

May 6

 

LEARN FROM OUR EXPERT

Alison Enchelmaier

Program Manager

Alison Enchelmaier joined Tropical Audubon Society in 2017 as a Conservation Intern after earning her Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) in Marine Affairs & Policy from UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. In January 2018 she joined the TAS team as Education Director.

Alison takes a hands-on approach to educating and connecting students of all ages to birds and the environment. She developed curriculum and programming for the Tropical Audubon Ambassador Program, the Birding 101 Program for Miami-Dade County Schools and the annual TAS Bird Day. Her work has informed and educated hundreds of Floridians — from Pre-K students to state legislators. Whether in the classroom or in the field, Alison uses any opportunity to create engagement in environmental issues, and how people can enact positive environmental change in their communities.

Outside of the classroom, Alison is an eager birder, a founding member of the Phoebes (an all-female South Florida birding group), an amateur photographer, artist and writer.

 

OUR SPONSORS

Brown Pelican by James Robellard

Become an active voice

Attend a training, become a Tropical Audubon Ambassador, and lead the way for change!

 

PHOTO CREDITS

Roseate Spoonbill. Photo: Mary Lundeberg | Tricolored Heron. Photo: Federico Acevedo | Double-crested Cormorant. Photo: Federico Acevedo | Piping Plover. Photo: Lorraine Minns | Great Blue Herons: Photo: Federico Acevedo | Brown Pelican. Photo: James Robellard