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“Vicious Fishes & Other Riches!” Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Welcomes Back “Amazon Voyage” Exhibition for Final Show at Current Location

Bilingual, Interactive Exhibition Returns October 2014

In fall 2005, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science opened “AmazonVoyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches.” The exhibition had been the brainchild of Sean Duran, the Museum’s vice president of exhibition and design, who had earned a highly competitive National Science Foundation grant for its development. Now, nine years later, nearly 2 million museum visitors in three countries, including 19 cities from Portland, Oregon to London, England, have experienced the wonder and perils of the mighty Amazon, making this remarkable exhibition the most successful ever generated by the Museum. “Amazon Voyage” has now returned home to be the final exhibition ever before the Museum moves to its spectacular new building in the heart of downtown Miami.

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National "Green Kids" Winners Announced in People & Planet Small Business Contest

$5,000 Prize Awarded to Three Companies in California, Minnesota and Rhode Island

Three small business winners were announced for Green America’s quarterly “People & Planet Award,” which recognizes innovative small U.S. businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. This round of the awards focused on small green businesses that specialize in products or services for raising “green kids.”

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A "Macabre Wedding" Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Callaway Gardens

Overnight or Dinner-Only Options for October Event

Add a little scare to your October as Halloween approaches.  Bring your detective skills and appetite to Callaway Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with a twist.  This year’s dinner features a “Macabre Wedding.”  Those not faint of heart will put their own powers of aura perception to the test to determine who would commit such a dastardly deed.

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How to have a Budget and Eco-friendly Wedding

As we are now less than 90 days from our own wedding, I thought I would share ways to save money and be eco-friendly for your wedding. I hired a wedding planner who specializes in budget weddings (BEST IDEA I HAVE EVER HAD!). I have learned a few things along the way. These are the ways I’ve found to save money, to be environmentally friendly or both.

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Parents Overwhelmingly Support Fruits and Vegetables in School Meals

Statement by United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel

United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel issued this statement in response to a national poll of parents’ opinions of school lunch standards released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Heart Association. 

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Innovative Project Learning Garden expands nationwide

Project Learning Garden from Captain Planet FoundationCaptain Planet Foundation's (www.captainplanetfoundation.org) innovative Project Learning GardenTM provides schools with strategies for building effective and sustainable garden-based learning programs.  By the end of 2014, the program will have 110 Project Learning Garden schools in its hometown of Atlanta (Atlanta Public Schools and Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett Public School Systems) and 10 schools in a pilot program in Ventura County, Calif.   

The goal of Project Learning Garden is to integrate school gardens with core subject lessons, connect gardens to school cafeterias, help students develop an affinity for nature and an early palate for fruits and vegetables, and increase teacher capacity for providing project-based learning for students.  

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Living Things Have Feelings Too!

Coyotes in FloridaAs we strive for better energy efficiency and oil dependence, have we ever stopped to think about what our harm to our environment is doing to plants and animals and ourselves? Every living thing, be it able to voice an opinion or not, is affected by our decisions. Whether we cut down trees to build high rise developments or mass build houses in a wild animal’s habitat, everyone is affected.

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Scott Naturals® Tube-Free Bath Tissue Now Available Nationally

Three-Story Empire State Building replica represents waste eliminated by product; consumers encouraged to #TosstheTube

In an effort to help consumers take small steps to make a big impact on the environment, Kimberly-Clark's SCOTT® Brand unveiled a replica of the Empire State Building in New York City's Flatiron Plaza. The 30 foot art structure celebrates the national release of Scott Naturals® Tube-Free bath tissue. This innovative product eliminates the cardboard tube that has been the central fixture of rolled toilet paper for more than 100 years. This simple step has major potential to eliminate a portion of the 17 billion toilet paper tubes thrown away each year, which is enough to fill the Empire State Building twice. While the product has been on shelves since 2010 in limited northeastern markets, the national release signifies Kimberly-Clark's continued commitment to sustainability initiatives.

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8 Winners Selected For National Park Foundation's @American_Latino Expedition

Engage With Their National Park Adventures Using The Hashtag #ALEx14

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, announced the eight individuals selected for the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition. In its second year, this Expedition engages diverse audiences and inspires exploration and stewardship of America's national parks, all the while highlighting American Latino culture, history, and contributions across the National Park System. The program is conducted through the National Park Foundation's American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF).

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Red Cross and Disney Honor National Preparedness Month: Arming Kids and Families with New Resources to Prepare for Disasters

The American Red Cross and Disney unveiled a new disaster preparedness video, featuring Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, to help teach kids and families the importance of preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies. The spot will run on Disney Channel as part of National Preparedness Month in September.

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