Our 2019 Audubon Ambassador season kicks off with our March session spotlighting the Everglades, South Florida's most iconic and valuable ecosystem. In the morning, hear about Everglades habitat and ongoing restoration efforts from Audubon Florida's Northern Everglades Policy Analyst Doug Gaston along with a representative from the National Parks Service. Gain advocacy skills, learn how to participate in Everglades Action Day next month and be tutored on how to best communicate your Everglades Restoration concerns to our elected leaders. Dive deep into the River of Grass and its wildlife inhabitants on an afternoon walkabout in Everglades National Park led by an experienced environmentalist. RSVP: https://audubonambassador2019.eventbrite.com The Audubon Ambassador Program is a series of workshops and field trips designed to make you a more engaged, educated and effective advocate conservationist. Learn from leaders in their fields and become a strong advocate for the water we drink, the air we breathe and the habitat that nurtures, shelters and sustains our region’s birds and other wildlife. You’ll come away knowing more about South Florida ecosystems, environmental challenges, sea level rise and hurricane resilience issues — and, most important, practice making a difference. Talks on issues will be followed by advocacy exercises. Field trips bring each month’s classroom discussions to life. RSVP for these additional Session Dates: https://audubonambassador2019.eventbrite.com April 27, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4 PM: Session 2 - Coastal Resilience Coastal Resiliency | Sea-level Rise | Volunteer Planting of Coastal Sand Dunes May 25, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4 PM; Session 3 - Pine Rocklands Native Plants | Habitat Conservation | Doc Thomas House Tour June 22, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4 PM; Session 4 - Biscayne Bay Coral Reef Restoration | Water Quality | Seagrasses | Boat Tour on Biscayne Bay August 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12 PM; Session 5 - Smart Growth Urban Planning | Economic and Community Development | Bird-Friendly Buildings September 28, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4 PM; Session 6 - Birding 101 Audubon Network | History of Birding | Basic Bird Identification | Bird Walk October 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4 PM; Session 7 - Native Plants for Birds Greening for Birds | Invasive Species | Eco-Restoration November 23, 2019, 11:30 AM - 4 PM; Pinning Ceremony Picnic Networking Lunch for Current & Past Audubon Ambassadors | Highlights of the Year FEES: $10 per session, or $60 for 7 sessions paid in advance (advance registration is required via Eventbrite. Modest handling fees will be added by Eventbrite). Pinning Ceremony Picnic free for program attendees. The Audubon Ambassador Program was hatched by Tropical Audubon Society, and is underwritten by Audubon Florida, Everglades Foundation and National Audubon Society. Ride: Bike to TAS or take the Metrorail. TAS is just a 10-minute walk east from the South Miami Metrorail Station. Park: Limited on-site parking via our 55th Avenue auto gate. Nearby metered, valet and garage options.