Zoo Miami and Zoo Miami Foundation strive to develop collaborations with partners at the local, state, and national levels. TabsTab OneConservation Zoo Miami is proud to be a Conservation Partner with Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. Responsible use of our ocean's resources is critical to a sustainable future. Seafood Watch guides help you to make informed decisions when buying seafood at restaurants or grocery stores - don't be afraid to ask where your seafood comes from! Zoo Miami offers convenient pocket guides in both English and Spanish. You can also stay up-to-date by using the Seafood Watch app! Zoo Miami's Education Department is a member of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, providing training and programs that help our next generation to enjoy Florida's environment in a responsible way. Gopher Tortoise Council This year, Zoo Miami received a Donna J. Heinrich Environmental Education grant from the Gopher Tortoise Council to improve public awareness of gopher tortoise biology, ecology, and conservation. On your next visit, be sure to ask our Conservation Teen Scientists all about these native ecosystem engineers! Tab TwoEverglades Did you know that Everglades wetlands provide fresh water to 7 million Florida residents? Zoo Miami is proud to be fighting alongside our partners in order to raise awareness for Everglades issues and to help save our precious backyard landscape. Everglades National Park and Zoo Miami have partnered to develop education, outreach, and research programs for South Florida residents and visitors. Visit Zoo Miami's Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit to learn about flagship species and their ecosystems, then visit the Park to see the real deal! The Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER Program is part of the National Science Foundation's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network and was established in May of 2000. The research program is based at Florida International University and includes 70 senior scientists and 76 students from 29 institutions, including Zoo Miami's Dr. Gregory Koch! Tab ThreeCommunity Zoo Miami is proud to host a Family Nature Club to reconnect children and families to nature. Zoo Miami's educational programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Anthony R. Abraham Foundation This year the Education Department received support from the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation to launch its Zoo Inspire program, which provides conservation and zoo career education to at-risk youth as well as provides incentives for scholastic performance. We are proud to be partnering with Abriendo Puertas and the Overtown Youth Center for Zoo Inspire's inaugural year! Other Community Support Educational programs focused on the South Florida community are also supported by the Wildflower Foundation and Macy's. Tab FourSchools Since 1997, we have partnered with the Carnival Foundation to implement the Carnival Kids program at underserved elementary schools throughout Miami-Dade County. Educating more than 6,000 fourth-grade and fifth-grade children about animal and life science, the program is comprised of a series of outreach programs featuring live animals and biological artifacts as well as field trips to Zoo Miami and Everglades National Park. For many students, Carnival Kids offers them their first opportunity to visit the zoo as well as providing them with unforgettable opportunities to see some of the world's most amazing and threatened wildlife, first-hand. It is our objective that participants leave the program with an increased sense of stewardship and respect for all living creatures and the environment. Shepard Broad Foundation Beginning in 2004, the Zoo's Education Department has partnered with The Shepard Broad Foundation to deliver a series of outreaches for the students at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center. Broadening Horizons immerses the fourth-grade and seventh-grade students in a world of discovery utilizing a hands-on approach that includes live animals and biofacts to teach them about animal behaviors, adaptations, and conservation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-255-5551 for more information.