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April 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

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Project by The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center on Key Biscayne, with Caroline Cabrera

Starting in February 2018, visitors to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nature Center are invited to reflect on their time in nature by writing poetry about local flora and fauna. Every day, over 200 Miami-Dade public school students and visitors are writing poems at the center based on an original lesson plan by poet Caroline Cabrera that is inspired by the park’s Seagrass Adventure. The goal of the project is to broaden the audience of poetry readers by connecting our city to the nature that surrounds us. A special “literary exploration” event, led by Cabrera, takes place on Friday, April 6th, from 10 am to 1pm. The project culminates on Sunday, April 29th at The North Beach Bandshell, where the first annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Poetry Prize will be awarded.

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