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Miami-Dade County Public Schools has again partnered with artist Xavier Cortada in presenting Native Flags, an eco-project that consisted of planting a native tree sapling alongside a green flag at every school. Other presenting partners include the Reclamation Project at the Miami Science Museum, the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts (where Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence), the Deering Estate at Cutler and the National Association of Counties.
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Miami artist Xavier Cortada created this urban reforestation eco-art project to help restore native habitats for plants and animals in urban areas. Participating students are asked to plant a native tree alongside the green project flag in their front yard and state:
"I hereby reclaim this land for nature."
PDF Download for South Florida schools:
See exhibit of all 12 native tree speices at Miami-Dade Park's Deering Estate. To have your school (Miami-Dade County only) learn more about the Reclamation Project's Native Flags urban reforestation initiative and/or to schedule a field trip to see the project's exhibit at Deering Estate at Cutler, please contact:
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Avenue
Miami FL 33157
305-235-1668 x 238
- Click on the each of the 12 flags below to download the PDF of each of the 12 featured native trees:
To see the 12 native tree species featured for planting in South Florida, please click here