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Florida Wildflower Foundation hosts FLOR500 at Annual Symposium
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Florida Wildflower Foundation hosts FLOR500 at Annual Symposium

Xavier Cortada will serve as Keynote Speaker for the Florida Wildflower Foundation Fall Symposium in Titusville, FL.

9/27/2013 to 9/28/2013
When: Keynote Speech during Dinner on September 27th, 2013
Where: Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
444 Columbia Blvd
Titusville, Florida  32780
United States
Contact: Lisa Roberts, Florida Wildflower Foundation, Executive Director

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You're invited to the 2013 Wildflower Symposium

Join the Florida Wildflower Foundation in Titusville in September for two days of fun and learning about Florida's native ecosystems and their inhabitants.
The Symposium kicks off Friday, Sept. 27, with three field trips to natural jewels in Brevard County - Sams House at Pine Island Sanctuary, Merritt Island; Dicerandra Scrub Preserve, Titusville; and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville. 
Cap off the day with dinner at Dixie Crossroads restaurant, where the Foundation's annual meeting will feature keynote speaker Xavier Cortada. The FIU artist will give a presentation about  FLOR500 - a participatory art, nature and history project he created to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial.
Workshops, presentations and walks at the Enchanted Forest Preserve in Titusville are planned for Saturday, Sept. 28. Presentations will cover Florida's wildflowers, bats, butterflyscaping, use of native herbs, fire ecology, and more. Also available are walks into the forest with experts, as well as nature journaling and wildflower propagation workshops. 
Friday field trips are $10 apiece. Saturday activities are $25 for Florida Wildflower Foundation members and $35 for nonmembers. Become a member now by clicking here. (Already a member? Email us to ask if your membership is current.) 
Space is limited; see the full schedule and register today to assure your choice of activities and presentations. Each ticket includes a $5 donation to the Friends of the Enchanted Forest.


 Florida Wildflower Foundation hosts FLOR500 at Annual Conference

FLOR500s a participatory art, nature, and history project created by Miami artist Xavier Cortada to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial in 2013. The project marks the importance of the moment when the history of our state changed forever and gives us a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago.
Five hundred Floridians are being invited to depict 500 native wildflowers – the same ones that grew in our state when Juan Ponce de Leon landed in 1513 and named it "La Florida”–from "flor," the Spanish word for flower. The artwork, along with information about each flower, is being posted on the project website (
Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University's College of Architecture and The Arts.


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