Our Profile

Overlooking the dunes and ocean, the Biscayne Nature Center is a beautiful facility on the north end of Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. In this pristine setting, our multifunctional Center serves our visitors with a reception area, exhibit space, gift shop, an audio visual presentation room and demonstration lab classroom facilities.
And right outside our doors, we are fortunate to have Mother Nature's spectacular classroom, which we proudly care for and share with our visitors.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit Florida corporation whose interest is in the conservation of our local irreplaceable natural resources.

We are a cooperative project of three partners: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, and our not-for-profit community support group, The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Inc.

Our U-shaped building is raised off the ground, featuring wide wrap around covered porches and a central amphitheater courtyard. The center is a venue suitable for a wide variety of activities and events. We utilize alternative technologies such as solar power, water and energy conservation and passive solar design, and recycled materials as is fitting a center dedicated to harmony with nature.


Mission

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and the encouragement of greater citizen participation in the protection of our natural environment.

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Location

All roads lead to the Biscayne Nature Center if you take I-95 or US 1 to the Key Biscayne Exit. Follow signs to Rickenbacker Causeway. Continuing straight ahead, you will see a sign announcing that you are now in Crandon Park. We are opposite the golf course entrance, 4.5 miles in from the Rickenbacker toll booth. You will turn left at the North Beach Entrance. (there is a small Nature Center sign at the turn) Just beyond the toll booth, make a sharp left and you will see the Nature Center at the northern end of the parking lot. (just beyond that baseball diamond)

If you find yourself in the Village of Key Biscayne, oh my, you just missed the North Beach Entrance. A good U-turn will have you headed back toward the Nature Center.

And, just in case, our number is 305-361-6767.

 

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Board of Trustees

  • Steven Sorkin, President
  • Thorn Grafton, Vice-President
  • Steven Henriques, Treasurer
  • James Tilghman
  • Stacia Smith 
  • Judith Saylor
  • James Leshaw
  • Jackie Kellogg

 

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Staff


Naturalists

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