Following in the footsteps of a wandering Florida black bear, three friends leave civilization and become immersed in a vast and unexplored wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border. The rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle, and bike traverses Florida’s Forgotten Coast – a wilderness that has the potential to transform the way we see the natural world.
Please join us in viewing this important and fascinating film at the Orlando Science Center on May 10, 2016. Meet and Mingle Hour begins at 6:00 p.m and screening begins at 7:00 p.m. Join us afterwards for a discussion panel with the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
This event is free to registrants, with all proceeds benefiting the Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund. The Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing voters and raising the profile for conservation issues statewide. However, registration is required for entry. Parking is available onsite at no cost to attendees.
Attendees will be able to purchase The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida DVD and The Forgotten Coast: Florida Wildlife Corridor Glades to Gulf Expedition Book from the Florida Wildlife Corridor the night of the event. If you would like to donate to the Florida Wildlife Corridor, please visit https://floridawildlifecorridor.z2systems.com/np/clients/floridawildlifecorridor/donation.jsp.
Information will be presented on the Ocala-Wekiva Greenway Florida Forever Project.
1. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, there are no ID requirements or age limits on this event. However, please bring your ticket with you to the event.
2. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is onsite and free to the public. The Garage is located south, across Princeton St., from the Science Center.
Bicycle racks are located on the Ground Level garage next to the elevator, outside on the west side of the parking garage out by the employee gate and on the northwest side of OSC at the bus entrance.
3. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring a printed or electronic copy of your ticket to the event. We have limited space available and will require a ticket for entry.
5. What is the refund policy?
This event is free, therefore, there is no refund policy. However, if you register and find that you cannot attend, please let us know by contacting email@example.com.
6. Do you accept donations?
Yes. Any proceeds from this event will benefit the Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund. Please visit http://www.fcvoters.org/ for more information regarding Florida Conservation Voters. You can also make a donation to the Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund through this Event page.
If you would like to make a donation to the Florida Wildlife Corridor, the creators of the film, please visit https://floridawildlifecorridor.z2systems.com/np/clients/floridawildlifecorridor/donation.jsp.
7. What is the Meet and Mingle?
Beginning at 6:00 p.m., all attendees will receive a drink ticket upon check-in and are invited to enjoy food and beverages provided by Millennia Catering. Meet & mingle with the sponsors of the event.
The Florida Wildlife Corridor will also be there with copies of both The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida DVD and The Forgotten Coast: Florida Wildlife Corridor Glades to Gulf Expedition Book. To support the Florida Wildlife Corridor, please visit https://floridawildlifecorridor.z2systems.com/np/clients/floridawildlifecorridor/donation.jsp.
8. Who are the Sponsors of this event?
This event is sponsored by the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, the Florida Wildlife Corridor, the Friends of the Wekiva River, the League of Women Voters Orange County, the League of Women Voters Seminole County, the Seminole Audubon Society, the Orange County Audubon Society, and the Sierra Club Central Florida Group. Please see their websites below for more information.
www.seminoleaudubon.org www.orangeaudubonfl.org www.centralfloridasierra.org
9. What is the Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund?
The Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing voters and raising the profile for conservation issues statewide.
10. What is the Ocala-Wekiva Greenway Florida Forever Project?
This project is an important link between Ocala National Forest and the extensive state holdings along the Wekiva River. It is habitat for many rare animal species including the Florida black bear, the Florida sandhill crane, bald eagle, Eastern indigo snake, Florida scrub jay, Sherman's fox squirrel, Florida scrub lizard and gopher tortoise. It incorporates most of the forested wetlands along the St. John and Wekiva Rives between Orlando and the Ocala National Forest. The St. Johns River site consists of three large bottomlands and adjacent uplands between three existing state ownerships. The Seminole Springs/Woods site is reported to have 50-75 springs within its boundary. The Wekiva-Ocala Connector site provides a wildlife movement corridor between the Ocala National Forest and the other portions of the project along the Wekiva River.
For more information on this and other Florida Forever Projects, please visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/FFplan_county.htm.