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Tree Planting / Earth Day Celebration @ all Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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Tree Planting / Earth Day Celebration @ all Miami-Dade County Public Schools

When: Friday, April 29th, 2011
7:00 AM
Where: Miami Dade County Public Schools
All 336 schools
Miami-Dade County, Florida 
United States
Contact: Ana Rijo-Conde, AICP, MDCPS Department of Planning, Design and Sustainability

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2011 MDCPS Earth Day
On Friday, April 29th, 2011, Miami artist Xavier Cortada will lead students in planting a native tree and flag in two (of the 336) Miami-Dade County Public Schools participating in the Reclamation Project's Native Flags project (click here to see images):
  • 10:00 am

    Miami Carol City Senior High School

    3422 NW 187th Street

    Opa-Locka, FL 33056

    (305) 621-5681

  • 1:30 pm

Redlands Middle School

16001 SW 248th Street

Homestead, FL  33031

(305) 247-6112


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Celebrates Earth Day on April 22, 2011

At its meeting of March 9, 2011 the School Board approved Resolution No. 11-028 proffered by School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, proclaiming April 22, 2011 as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

To mark this special day, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has again partnered with local artist Xavier Cortada on an eco-project that will consist of the planting of a native tree seedling at each school, together with the symbolic posting alongside the seedling of a land reclamation flag designed by the artist. Other partners in this canopy enhancement project include the Miami Science Museum, the Deering Estate at Cutler and the National Association of Counties.

As a companion to the tree planting activities, schools and the community at large can also view a WLRN-produced informational video throughout Earth Week, highlighting the relevance of these activities as a way to increase our community’s tree canopy. The video can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Photos of tree planting activities at the individual schools will also be posted on that link after April 22nd.

For more information on the School District’s Earth Day celebration or the land reclamation project, please call 305-995-7285.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.


 Reclamation Project

 NYFA sponsored-artist participatory eco-art projects


Native Flags   






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