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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Every Kid in the Park charity event at Woman's Club

The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove is holding an evening of history and storytelling to help support Every Kid in a Park (EKIP), an Everglades Environmental Education program. The goal is to bring over 16,000 school children into Everglades National Park this year.

Experience the story of the Woman's Club fight to save Royal Palm State Park with the dramatic reading of the play "Footprints" by playwright Sandra Riley, a story that centers on the pioneer lives of Mary Barr Munroe and Kirk Munroe. As civic visionaries, they are Coconut Grove community activists, and as conservationists, they are vital in the effort to save the hammocks and birds of the Everglades.

The event is Friday, November 18 from 6 to 9 pm.


After the dramatic reading by actors Clint Hooper (Kirk Munroe) and Melissa Hubicsak (Mary Barr Munroe) a guest panel will speak: Playwright Sandra Riley, Historian Arva Moore Parks, Everglades Director of Education Allyson Gantt and EKIP volunteer Ellen Siegel.

Free hors d'oeuvres
Entertainment & Music
Meet and greet with special guests
Cash bar

All proceeds and donations will go to support the Everglades Environmental Education Program 
Everglades Education:

This year park rangers will lead 160 student field trips, 40 overnight camps and 60 Every Kid in a Park programs for 16,000 school children (4th, 5th and 6th grade students) from October 2016 to May 2017. While in the park, students on all programs will observe wildlife, explore different habitats, hike trails and discuss key issues affecting their national park and the greater Everglades ecosystem. 

All programs will be offered free of charge to schools in Miami-Dade and surrounding counties (with free bus transportation provided as needed for disadvantaged schools).

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased here.

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