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NSU & Marine Environmental Education Center to Host Inaugural Environmental Art Festival

Event is FREE and Open to the South Florida Community


NSU, Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House; Free our Seas and Beyond; SURFRIDER Foundation of Broward County; Broward County Parks and Recreation; and the City of Hollywood

Inaugural Free Our Seas & Beyond Environmental Art Festival

Broward County Parks’ Historic Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach, 4414 N. Surf Road

10 a.m. Sat. April 21


Captain – the MEEC’s Resident Green Sea Turtle

This inaugural art festival was created to harness the power of art to connect with the environment, to shine a light on solutions and to inspire and educate as a way to create change. Art inspired by nature, as well as upcycled and recycled environmentally themed pieces, will be on display to highlight our connection with the ocean while raising awareness of the impact of single-use plastics on our marine life, waterways and beaches.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a beach clean-up sponsored by the SURFRIDER Foundation of Broward County. Then from noon – 5 p.m., original, inspiring works of art will be on display at the Carpenter House. There will be live performances, food trucks, children’s activities, a photo booth and much more.

Scheduled to appear are chalk muralist Carrie Bennett; sand sculptor John May; Captain Honk; TRASHformation award-winning artist SusieQ as well as students from St. Thomas Aquinas, South Broward, Fort Lauderdale, South Plantation high schools and Beachside Montessori Village.

This community event is free and open to the public – and is an awesome story and photo/video opportunity.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. For more information, please visit



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Manon Wiese
Free Our Seas and Beyond