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Native Flags: 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration in every Miami-Dade public school
April 20, 2017
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Celebrates Earth Day 2017
At its meeting of February 15, 2017 the School Board approved Board Item H-4 proffered by School Board Member Perla Tabares Hantman, endorsing April 22, 2017 as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
For the eighth year in a row, we are proud to again partner with local artist Xavier Cortada and local organizations on an Earth Day project through which all schools will be able to plant a native tree on campus, together with the symbolic posting of a land reclamation flag. Other partners in this native tree canopy enhancement project include FIU College of Arts, Sciences & Education│School of Environment, Arts and Society, FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, FIU Libraries│Digital Library of the Caribbean, Pinecrest Gardens, Frost Science, and the Deering Estate. In addition, students will be afforded the opportunity to interpret Earth Day by designing their own flag.
Starting on April 22nd photos of the tree planting and flag posting activities can be uploaded by the schools at: http://nativeflags.org/participate/upload/
For more information on this year’s Earth Day celebration or the land reclamation project go to www.NativeFlags.org or call 305-995-4646.
Celebrations are scheduled for Thursday April 20th, 2017 as follows:
8:30 am Ceremony – Joella C. Good Elementary School
6350 ZNW 188th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33015
10:30 am Ceremony – Miami Sunset Senior High School
13125 SW 72 Street
Miami, Florida 33183
Xavier Cortada, “Native Flags: North Pole,” 2008.