FT 3 - Love the Everglades - Miccosukee Traditional Ecology and Contemporary Environmental Challenges

Saturday, August 6, 2016: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Shuttle Drop-off outside Lobby A area, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Timothy J. Nuttle, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
The Miccosukee people are intimately tied to their traditional homelands in the Florida Everglades.  This field trip through Miccosukee tribal areas of the Everglades will explore the unique ecosystem, its cultural significance to the Miccosukee people, current challenges facing the ecosystem, and restoration efforts. The field trip will include an airboat tour and visit to traditional Miccosukee camps on one or more tree islands, where Miccosukee tribal members will share some of their traditional ecological knowledge about the local plants and animals. The field trip is co-organized by Love the Everglades Movement (LTEM). LTEM aims to address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing positive community engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels. LTEM leads regular excursions to the Everglades to teach about the issues facing the ecosystem and indigenous people’s rights.

Registration Fee: $110

Equipment and Attire: Long pants, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen. Binoculars and camera if desired.

Itinerary: 8:00 AM - Leave Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center for Miccosukee Indian Village (Mile Marker 35, U.S. Highway 41 Tamiami Trail, Miami, FL 33194) to arrive by 9:30 AM. 4:00 PM - Leave Miccosukee Indian Village for Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) to arrive by 5:30 PM.

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