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Join us as we celebrate Earth Day 2021 and explore ways to help “Restore Our Earth!”

Discover the impact of coastal restoration and register to join a future beach clean-up, with our conservation program MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment). Then power up by exploring renewable energies such as solar, wind, and hydro (water) resources, before diving into the plastic pollution problem facing our planet through a microscopic view into sand. Before you leave, make a pledge to help reduce, reuse, and recycle as much waste as possible on our large Earth Day 2021 mural, which is also a wonderful photo op to help spread the word about working together to restore our Earth for generations to come.

Earth Day 2021 programming is free with paid museum admission. Special programming will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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All special activities have a limited capacity.
We appreciate your patience while you wait socially distant from other groups.

Earth Day Pledge
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 4
Make a pledge to help restore our Earth before sharing it with your family and friends to encourage them to take small steps that will lead to big changes for our planet.

Microscopic Microplastics
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Dive Bar, Aquarium, Level 3
Zoom in to the beautiful world of sand and explore its many different shapes and sizes before discovering the microscopic impact humans are having on marine environments worldwide and what you can do to help!

Museum Volunteers for the Environment
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Aquarium Vista, Level 4
Meet Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) and learn about habitat restoration and the importance of coastal habitats. Guests will explore citizen-science based monitoring and discover how to help Miami win this year’s Annual City Nature Challenge. Learn how MUVE has been inspiring volunteers since 2007 and how you can get involved!

Protecting Our Beaches and Ocean with Miami Surfrider Foundation*
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Main Atrium, Level 1
Learn about the important work that the Miami Surfrider Foundation is doing to help protect our world’s oceans, waves, and beaches and what you can do to help.

Recycling Demonstration with Dream in Green*
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Main Atrium, Level 1
Participate in a fun recycling sorting demonstration and learn more about proper recycling and composting before discovering how you can make a difference for the planet with simple steps.

Renewable Energy
110:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 3
Solar, wind, and water, oh my! Learn about the science of renewable energy and how it is connected with Earth’s natural resources by viewing wind power and hydropower models before testing the power of solar panels with snap circuits.

The Climate Crisis with The CLEO Institute*
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Main Atrium, Level 1
Come test your knowledge on the climate crisis and find out more on how you can be a part of the solution, starting today.

Cloud Research with University of Miami
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 5
How exactly do clouds form and what role does smoke play in their formation? Learn about the latest research on clouds and the role pollution plays in their future with scientist Amie Dobracki.

Upcycled: Lamp Lab with Moonlighter*
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Knight Learning Center, Level 5
How do we transform abundant waste materials into beautiful functional objects? In this workshop, you’ll get to make your own LED lamp using laser cut shapes made from recycled corrugated cardboard.**
**While supplies last.

African Monkey Hybridization with Florida Atlantic University*
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Main Atrium, Level 1
Connect with FAU’s Primatologist, Dr. Kate Detwiler on her fascinating research on primate hybridization and the importance of conservation of Africa’s Congo Basin rainforests.

Beach Rescue with VolunteerCleanUp.org*
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Main Atrium, Level 1
Learn about the important work that volunteers are doing to help clean-up marine debris from our local beaches and sign-up to volunteer for a future event.

*Please note that the participation of partners may change at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic.