South Florida is blessed with water. With an ocean to its east and south and the largest freshwater wetland in North America located to the west, it’s a veritable aquatic paradise. Come rainy season, water...

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On a rainy Saturday morning, over 20 volunteers from FedEx joined Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) for a very wet coastal restoration day. Despite the downpour on May 19, volunteers of all ages helped...

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Located on the north end of Key Biscayne in Crandon Park, Bear Cut Preserve is a natural area on the shores of Biscayne Bay. Managed by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (MDPROS), the area...

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Coral reefs are one of the most important ecosystems in the world, with over 500 million people depending on them for food, coastal protection and income from tourism. Florida is fortunate enough to have the...

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It's no surprise that pollution is a widespread global problem. But did you know that marine debris is one of the biggest components of our pollution issue? Massive amounts of plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles,...

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Most science centers are located in urban and suburban areas. As a result, they’re in a unique position to help their cities find ways to cope with climate change. This is more urgent for science...

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As Frost Science’s Curator of Ecology, I have a dream job. I get to direct Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE), a project I created in 2007 that helps to restore rare coastal habitats through...

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For thousands of years, the pursuit of science has been relegated to the loftiest professional thinkers and experimenters. Think: Aristotle, Copernicus or Isaac Newton. A PhD or a pedigree of publications is usually what was...

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On Monday, September 12, students from MAST Academy, one of Miami-Dade County’s leading magnet schools, intentionally tossed debris into Biscayne Bay and watched it drift away. But this wasn’t just any debris. The objects the...

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On a recent blustery Saturday morning, over 30 eager volunteers assembled at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus with a mission. They came to hack away invasive plants at the site of Frost Science’s new...

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By Eric Laguardia, MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) Summer Intern This summer I have been working at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science alongside MUVE Coordinator Chelle King as the Citizen Science...

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By Fernando Bretos,Curator of Ecology and Director of MUVE Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has empowered people around America to stand up for the planet. Now, almost 50 years later, the tradition has...

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Last week, the Miami Herald reported that American crocodile nests at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a protected area near Key Largo, had hatched earlier than expected. At first researchers thought the nests might have been...

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