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 Ransom Everglades School

Ransom Everglades School provides an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The School provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.

The Reclamation Project has been in partnership with Ransom Everglades since 2009 when the school first exhibited an installation of red mangrove propagules. Since then, the school has continued to house a re-permanent 600 propagule exhibit every year. It's teachers and students have adopted the Project into their curriculum by growing mangrove propagules in seed trays for restoration in addition to their yearly participation in collection, exhibition, and restoration.

The Reclamation Project looks forward to continuing its partnership with Palmer Trinity in the effort to educate, conserve, and restore mangrove habitats.


Ransom Everglades School
3575 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133



 2004 - 2013


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

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada