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Instructions for Participants (including links) in the Endangered World: Biscayne National Park Installation

Posted By Xavier Cortada, Saturday, January 9, 2010
Updated: Saturday, January 9, 2010

I thought it would be a good idea to give you more explicit instructions and actual links on how to adopt an animal for the Endangered World: Biscayne National Park Installation project,


To select the animal you will "adopt,” look through images on the webpages of the 360 endangered animals listed at   At the bottom of each animal’s webpage is an external link with more information about each animal.

Once you’ve selected your animal, see if it still available for adoption by visiting list: (If the animal’s name appears crossed out, you must go back and find another animal of interest to you).  Write down its common name, scientific name and longitude (e.g., 79W). 

Proceed to fill out the online form:

To purchase the actual flag, make a $5 donation online to the South Florida National Parks Trust at

After you have made your payment, you will be contacted by Arielle Angel, Endangered World: Biscayne National Park Installation project manager, to confirm that you are responsible for adopting that animal and make arrangements for your to receive the plain color flag and return it once it has been painted by you.

Inspired by the images and information available on the websites, draw or paint the animal you adopted on the center of the flag and add the scientific name and longitude somewhere on the flag.

A total of  360 brightly colored flags will line the roads and trails at Convoy Point for over a mile, each representing one degree of the planet's longitude. Endangered World: Biscayne National Park will be installed by February 14. 

You are invited to the opening event for the project on February 21, 2010, a full moon, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Dante Fascell Visitors Center Gallery at Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead, Florida  33033.

Please feel free to contact Arielle Angel at if you have any questions.


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