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* Friends in Focus Free MovieFriends in Focus Free Movie

Time: 6:00 AM

Friends in Focus is a free twice monthly movie shown at the Marathon Power Squadron Building on 52nd Street in Marathon. Doors open at 6:30, Movie starts at 7 p.m. Free popcorn, drinks available for a small donation. Dec 17th Private Life Of Deer Whitetailed deer seem to be always around us, whether they’re grazing alongside our roadways, feasting on plants in our backyards or darting into the woods, though these “neighbors” do like to protect their privacy. While other species may be negatively impacted by human development, it is just the opposite for the whitetails. “We as humans have created pretty much the perfect habitat for deer,” explains Dr. Jay Boulanger, who coordinates Cornell University’s Deer Research and Management Program. “These are areas that have a wide diversity of plants that deer can eat, versus, say, a rural forest.” Just a century ago, there were less than a million deer in North America. Today, there are nearly 30 million. The Private Life of Deer looks at how these wild deer interact with one another, and how they adapt to living in a suburban environment. Preview: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-private-life-of-deer/preview/8302/ Jan 7th When Dolphins Cry Hardy Jones takes us back into the deep, blue sea as spectators to one of the most amazing shows on earth! Watch, as Japan’s dolphins jump, spin and play like ocean ballerinas. But life is not all fun for these beautiful mammals, they are under constant threat from traditional Japanese fishermen who have been hunting dolphins for generations. Will Hardy and his team be able to intervene to stop this practice? Preview: http://www.lifeonterra.com/portfolio/terra-243-when-dolphins-cry/ Jan 21st Do The Math This movie follows the trip of 350.org about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge of the fossil fuel industry. Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY2I-4dstII&feature=player_embedded Feb 4 Otter 501 Follows the life of a stranded baby sea otter. Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnh3hdGRr2g&list=PLCjEAScMd551I5WAlwZICfYvAkBNHcGkB&feature=player_detailpage Feb 18 Double Feature: Shark Reef / Scourge of the Lionfish Shark Reef documents the Shark Fin trade and conservation areas. Scourge of the Lionfish identifies the invasive species to the Atlantic and Caribbean -- aggressive, no predators, prolific breeders and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. A few escaped from an aquarium, probably in Florida, probably in the 1980s, and they are now in their millions: all over the Caribbean and up and down the Atlantic coasts of North and South America, doing immense damage to native fish species. The Pacific lionfish has become the world's worst marine alien invasion. Diving in the Bahamas to help researchers clear lionfish from reefs; sitting down to a lionfish dinner in the Yucatan; and joining a lionfish-only fishing derby in Florida, Carl Safina finds out how people are fighting back. Shark Reef : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI0qhJf09mo Scourge of the Lionfish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LrgGhRbqiE March 4 Cape Spin! Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America’s most scandalous clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.’s first offshore windfarm…But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric ‘revolutionary’ soundtrack, Cape Spin is “a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy”. “It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment.” Trailer: http://vimeo.com/42359554 March 18th TBA

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* REEF Fish and Friends SeminarREEF Fish and Friends Seminar

Time: 5:30 AM

REEF, Fish & Friends is a monthly seminar series co-sponsored by REEF and the Sanctuary Friends Foundation that revolves around marine life and Diving that Counts. Snorkelers, divers and natural history buffs are invited to entertaining presentations by guest speakers, join informal discussions, and enjoy some laid-back, Keys-style fun with friends who share your passion.

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* Friends in Focus Free MovieFriends in Focus Free Movie

Time: 6:00 AM

Friends in Focus is a free twice monthly movie shown at the Marathon Power Squadron Building on 52nd Street in Marathon. Doors open at 6:30, Movie starts at 7 p.m. Free popcorn, drinks available for a small donation.

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* Water Quality Forum Key LargoWater Quality Forum Key Largo

Time: 6:00 AM


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* Lower Keys Green DrinksLower Keys Green Drinks

Time: 6:00 AM

Held Monthly on the Third Thursday at the Wharf Bar and Grille on Summerland Key starting at 5:30p with local guests of honor and giveaways

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* Ocean Life Series - Key LargoOcean Life Series - Key Largo

Time: 6:00 AM

The Everglades has many distinctive features that surprise visitors and scientists alike.

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* Science SaturdaysScience Saturdays

Time: 10:00 AM

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled program. Play games and make crafts while learning about South Florida, as well as the importance of conserving natural habitats. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. For more information, call 305-809-4750.

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* Water Quality Forum Key WestWater Quality Forum Key West

Time: 6:00 AM

At Eco Discovery Center

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* Got Your Bags MeetingGot Your Bags Meeting

Time: 6:00 AM

Big Pine Senior Center behind Fire Station on Key Deer Blvd

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