Miami is fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful and fascinating natural environments. Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and mangrove habitats all help define what makes our community great. But these environments are also at risk. This scenario, where the human-made world meets the natural world, makes for a potent learning tool for Miami-Dade County youth. MUVE runs an array of education projects that take students outside, lets them experience nature and make a difference. These programs not only enliven crucial science learning and awareness, they also benefit Miami’s environmental health.