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Native Flags at the Community Resilience Pod at Zoo Miami for Earth Day
April 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Native Flags visits the “Community Resilience Pod” at Zoo Miami on Earth Day. On April 22nd, our team will provide programming in the 40-foot shipping container turned into a mobile space for Miami-Dade residents to explore solutions to local threats like extreme heat, sea-level rise, and pandemics. The program is presented by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center in collaboration with Miami-Dade County’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and Office of Resilience.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY RESILIENCE POD
Transformed from a 40-foot shipping container donated by the MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) Foundation, this highly versatile, interactive, and mobile space will meet residents of Miami-Dade County with resilience solutions to local threats like extreme heat, flooding sea-level rise, food security, and pandemics. The Community Resilience Pod will build awareness of individual and community risks and emergency and disaster preparedness acumen for neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. Visitors of the Pod will find – through physical and digital displays – location-specific risks and guidance, resources, and tools to Be Prepared, Get Connected and Take Action. The Community Resilience Pod is a prototype and represents the potential for critical risk and resilience actionable information for communities across the country and around the world facing storms, floods, wildfires, food insecurity and the health and economic impacts of Covid-19.
Designed and fabricated by world-renowned architecture firm CambridgeSeven, the Pod will move to meet and support communities in the region, be placed in neighborhoods and alongside community centers, schools, parks, and libraries, and later at transit stations for county-wide connectivity, and large public events, conferences, and fairs. Through interactive and educational storytelling, advocacy and public service campaigns, the mobile and scalable Pods will reflect and engage the community around them. The Pod’s messaging and resources can and will be tailored to meet the changing needs and challenges of a community to include pandemic prevention and food security support and actions.