Posted by | March 25, 2019


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Posted by | September 21, 2018
LTER All Scientists’ Meeting | Next Generation Synthesis: Successes and Strategies

  LTER All Scientists' Meeting | Next Generation Synthesis: Successes and Strategies Workshop: Integration of the Environmental Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Across the LTER Network   Xavier Cortada, Diatom, archival...

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Posted by | May 6, 2018
Cortada to present FLOR500 at Sweetwater Elementary’s Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition

    FLOR500:  main project page | 2018 Day of Service | 2018 Cabinet of Curiosities | Wildflowers for Sweetwater | FIU News     FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature,...

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Posted by | March 23, 2018
Native Flags: 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration in every Miami-Dade County public school

  On April 7th, 2010, students from Filer Middle School in Hialeah planted a sea grape (Coccoloba uvifera) and Native Flag on campus and adopted their own buttonwood and firebush...

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Posted by | January 21, 2018
Film Screening: Battleground Everglades | Dangerous Seas

 Please join us for the special screening of “Dangerous Seas” on Wednesday, January 24th at 7PM at the Deering Estate in Miami.  The episode of DANGEROUS SEAS showcases Florida artist Xavier...

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Posted by | August 17, 2017
The Art of Diatoms

The Art of Diatoms by Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society Fig. 1. Cortada's one-hundred diatom works on tile (each 6" x 6"), 2017.I marvel at...

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Posted by | April 21, 2017
Seahorse Society at Sweetwater Elementary School

Sweetwater Elementary students to join the Seahorse Society  Xavier Cortada, “Hippocampus,” 48″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas, 2014   Project Seahorse is partnering with Miami-based eco-artist Xavier Cortada to present an...

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Posted by | April 7, 2017
Sweetwater Elementary to grow FLOR500 wildflowers in every student’s home

FLOR500 | Sweetwater  Miami artist Xavier Cortada will lead Sweetwater Elementary School students in creating a participatory eco-art project in support of the pollinators.  Inspired by his FLOR500 project (, kids...

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Posted by | March 19, 2017
Leaf Summit: Native Flags Call to Action

Growing Our Tree Canopy Through Research Driven Solutions The premier exchange on trees in Miami-Dade County featuring best practices from green cities, highlights from the Miami-Dade Urban Tree Canopy Assessment,...

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Posted by | March 8, 2017

  FIU SEAS and CARTA artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada will be exhibiting his Native Flags project ( and his 2015 work, 5 Actions to Stop Rising Seas. at DEERING SPRING CONTEMPORARY...

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