Florida

Florida

From environmental conservation to multiculturalism, Florida allows us to explore a plurality of themes.

Florida is a ‘uniquely unique’ part of the United States, offering an ideal location to learn about significant cultural and environmental issues that provide insight into larger societal and global trends.

Miami is considered by some as the protypical Latin American city, while others would argue that it is an extension of Cuban roots or an evolution of the Southeast American population. We explore its diverse neighborhoods and share while sharing with locals.

In the Everglades we explore the famed “river of grass” of the US. With more than 750 animal species that co-exist in the park, we travel by air-boat, foot and tram learning about conservation strategies in place to preserve this delicate ecosystem

Potential Program Themes

Conserving marine resources

Students better grasp the shared reponsibility for sustaining the delicate balance of plant and animal life in offshore and wetlands environmental contexts.

Multiculturalism

Students appreciate the challenges and benefits of life in a multicultural society, and how local communities develop identities that incorporate diversity.

Place-based education

Students work to engage with the blend of cultures that make up Florida, learning how the American story is reflected in this ‘uniquely unique’ state.

Sample Itinerary

• Drive Colorado Springs to Denver
• Flights to Miami
• Arrival to Miami, Hotel Check In
• Explore downtown, welcome dinner
• Full Value Contract Conversation
• Night: Miami Hotel

• Breakfast
• Downtown Miami Scavenger Hunt
• Travel Methods Workshop and Analysis
• Lunch
• Wynwood Walls: Street Art Gallery Exploration
• Dinner
• Evening Observations of Beachlife in Miami
• Night: Miami Hotel

• Breakfast
• Travel to Marine Laboratory Center
• Lunch
• Swim tests and Gear Orientation
• Dinner
• Night: Marine Laboratory

• Breakfast
• Marine Life Workshop
• Guided Snorkeling Explorations
• Lunch
• Recording Research Findings and Discussions
• Night: Marine Laboratory

• Breakfast
• Travel to Everglades
• Lunch
• Meet Park Rangers
• Airboat Exploration of Everglades
• Dinner
• Night: Everglades Lodge

• Breakfast
• Walking Tour of Everglades
• Invasive Species Workshop
• Lunch
• Workshop on Stewardship in Marine Ecosystems for all
• Travel to Miami
• Program Closing, Final Dinner
• Night: Miami Hotel

• Breakfast
• Flights to Denver
• Travel to FVS
• Program Ends

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