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Citizen Scientist Project

The Citizen Science Program was created by the Key Biscayne Community Foundation in its efforts to educate the public and provide meaningful community programming. Donations made to this page will go to the Key Biscayne Community Foundation and specifically allocated to the Citizen Science Project.

The mission of the Citizen Science Project is to work with regular people and professional scientists, in order to protect the natural resources found on Key Biscayne and Virginia Key, to educate the public about environmental issues and civic engagement, and to provide hands-on opportunities to be involved in protection of the local ecosystems.

Each year, we strive to create and incorporate programming that is inclusive of everyone and spans the population regardless of age, race, gender, abilities, or any other defining characteristics.

We do this through a number of activities, including:

  • Monthly lectures that cover a wide variety of important social and environmental topics
  • Mangrove cleanups (5 events over 5 months, annually)
  • The Key Challenge which is an extended science fair and includes all the schools on the Key and MAST Academy
  • Beach cleanups as often as possible
  • Collaborations with other organizations such as Miami WaterKeeper, Everglades Foundation, FillABag, Miami EcoAdventure, and others
  • Much more . . .

We are growing and expanding our programs, and hope to continue to educate and work with our residents!

Learn more about Key Biscayne’s Citizen Scientist Project.