Category Archives: Miami Dade

Theodora Long, Executive Director of the Biscayne Nature Center on EcoAlert

Theodora Long Biscayne Nature Center Miami FloridaOverlooking the dunes and ocean, the Biscayne Nature Center is a beautiful facility on the north end of Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. In this pristine setting, our multifunctional Center serves our visitors with a reception area, exhibit space, gift shop, an audio visual presentation room and demonstration lab classroom facilities. And right outside our doors, we are fortunate to have Mother Nature’s spectacular classroom, which we proudly care for and share with our visitors.


Biscayne Nature Center Miami FloridaThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit Florida corporation whose interest is in the conservation of our local irreplaceable natural resources.

We are a cooperative project of three partners: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, and our not-for-profit community support group, The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Inc.

Our U-shaped building is raised off the ground, featuring wide wrap around covered porches and a central amphitheater courtyard. The center is a venue suitable for a wide variety of activities and events. We utilize alternative technologies such as solar power, water and energy conservation and passive solar design, and recycled materials as is fitting a center dedicated to harmony with nature.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and the encouragement of greater citizen participation in the protection of our natural environment.

Miami-Dade County Extension Service

The University of Florida / Miami-Dade County Extension is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

Our clientele includes:

  1. growers (agricultural and horticultural)
  2. landscape industry
  3. homeowners
  4. youth
  5. families
  6. marine industries
  7. painting industry

The University of Florida / Miami-Dade County Extension receives direct funding from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Extension is a nationwide educational network.

We focus on educational outreach through:

  1. workshops
  2. seminars
  3. phone consultations
  4. group meetings
  5. office visits
  6. educational materials
  7. field demonstrations
  8. newsletters
  9. web sites
  10. plant clinics
  11. mass media
  12. video conferences