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Orlando, FL- The Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture (LINC) and the University of Central Florida Arboretum invite you to an evening of discussion and education about the vision for the Florida Wildlife Corridor. With generous support from the Florida Humanities Council, the event will feature the award-winning documentary film Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee.
In 2012, four explorers hiked 1000 miles in 100 days from the Everglades in southern Florida to Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. Their goal: to raise awareness of the potential to create a viable, continuous wildlife corridor across Florida. Bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr., and award-winning cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus, traversed the wildlife habitats, watersheds and participating working farms and ranches, which comprise the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area.
The Florida Wildlife Corridor vision expands on decades of work by numerous conservation organizations. It builds on the scientific foundation of the Florida Ecological Greenways Network (FEGN), spearheaded by the late Dr. Larry Harris, of the University of Florida, and Dr. Reed Noss, conservation biologist at UCF. The Corridor includes FEGN Critical Linkages to create a functional network of public and private conservation lands that protects native biodiversity, supports essential ecosystem services, and preserves Florida’s rural heritage.
The team documented the corridor expedition through photography, video streams, radio reports, daily updates on social media and digital networks. The featured documentary film Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, which was recently broadcast through public television stations nationwide, tells the story of the 100 day Expedition.
The February 19th event at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center will be the eighth in a series of ten “Corridor Conservation” events supported by the Florida Humanities Council to publicize the film and facilitate public dialogue on the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Please join us at 5:30 pm for an opening reception, 6:30 pm film screening, and 7:30 pm panel discussion.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Reception will begin at 5:30pm at the UCF Alumni Center. Seeting is limited. Please contact Zach Forsburg zachery.forsburg@MyFWC.com or the UCF Arboretum firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the event, and visit www.LINC.us and www.floridawildlifecorridor.org for more information abou the corridor project.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Fairwinds Alumni Center (FAC)Directions: UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center Directions & Garage H Parking
UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center
12676 Gemini Blvd. N.
Orlando, FL 32816-0046
NOTE: We are located across from the UCF Arena.
Guests coming from Toll Road 408 and East Colonial Drive (HWY 50): Travel 4.6
miles on Alafaya Trl. and enter campus from Gemini Blvd. (Right turn from Alafaya Trail, SR
434). Drive approx. 1/2 mile you will see GARAGE H on RIGHT HAND SIDE. UCF
FAIRWINDS Alumni Center is located just AFTER the walking bridge, located on the RIGHT.
Park in the Green/Student spaces only.
Guests traveling North from Toll Road 417: Take the University Blvd. exit and travel
east bound (RIGHT) on University Blvd. Travel approx. 2.5 miles until you reach Alafaya Trail
and turn LEFT at the intersection. Travel .7 miles and make a RIGHT on Gemini Blvd. Drive
approx. 1/2 mile you will see GARAGE H on RIGHT HAND SIDE. UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni
Center is located just AFTER the walking bridge, located on the RIGHT. Park in the
Green/Student spaces only.
Guests coming from Oviedo and traveling south bound on Alafaya Trail: Make a
left onto Gemini Blvd. Drive approx. 1/2 mile you will see GARAGE H on RIGHT HAND SIDE.
UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center is located just AFTER the walking bridge, located on the
RIGHT. Park in the Green/Student spaces only.