16 August 2019

Connect & Protect: Be a Citizen Scientist in the Florida Keys

Increased efforts in volunteerism, often called “voluntourism,” contribute to the self-sufficiency and sustainability of tourist destinations like the Florida Keys, helping make the world a better place through environmental education. Advocacy groups and learning-based attractions in the Keys offer hands-on experiences that enable visitors to learn about impacts on Florida's reefs and the environment, and how the average person can help as a citizen scientist.
19 July 2019

Connect & Protect: Low-Impact Summer Watersports

Calm summer seas in the Florida Keys mean easygoing and easy-on-the-environment watersports powered by people or the rays of the sun.
25 June 2019

Connect & Protect: Sustaining Awareness

As the Florida Keys ease into summer, a “Connect & Protect” initiative continues to encourage awareness of sustainable opportunities and memorable activities for visitors. Here are five points to boost your eco-awareness and inspire positive actions.
29 May 2019

Connect & Protect: Living Reefs

Encouraging environmentally responsible behavior is a crucial element of the Florida Keys’ commitment to protecting the region’s natural resources.
19 April 2019

Connect & Protect: Eco-Friendly Elements in the Florida Keys

It’s easy to “unplug” in the Florida Keys & Key West. But a visit to the Keys is also a memorable experience for travelers seeking to “Connect & Protect” with the matchless and precious environment — the southernmost islands of the continental United States.
14 March 2019

Activities Celebrate Earth Day 2019 in the Florida Keys & Key West

With the global “Protect Our Species” theme for Earth Day 2019, it’s easy to participate in a variety of meaningful, memorable activities to “Connect & Protect” in the rich natural environment of the Florida Keys & Key West.
13 March 2019

Mote Marine’s Ocean Fest to Celebrate Undersea World April 13 in Key West

Ocean aficionados can celebrate the unique marine environment of the Florida Keys, which includes the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, during Mote Marine Laboratory’s 2019 Ocean Fest in Key West. 
22 February 2019

Coral Restoration and Wild Bird Rehabilitation are Missions for Florida Keys Environmental Groups

Truly unique environmental organizations attract visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West who are marine scientists, ornithologists, nature lovers - and eco-conscious vacationers.
22 January 2019

Connect & Protect: Discovering ‘Secret’ Gardens of the Florida Keys

The wildly diverse ecosystems of the Florida Keys can perhaps best be discovered in hidden gardens, tucked off main thoroughfares and the Overseas Highway throughout the 125-mile-long island chain.
18 January 2019

‘Taste the Florida Keys with Chef Michelle Bernstein’ to Debut Nationwide Feb. 1

Award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein showcases the culinary and atmospheric flavors of the Florida Keys in an hour-long television special scheduled to premiere Feb. 1 on public television stations nationwide.