Virginia Key

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and global levels. More than 100 Ph.D. faculty members, 150 graduate students and a research support and administrative staff of 250 comprise the academic community. The Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy (MAST Academy) public magnet school is located on Virginia Key. Several hundred high school specially-selected students from Miami get their education at MAST Academy. Bike trails In 2011, a mountain biking park was officially opened to the public. Constructed by nearly


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the park as an open green space for a multi-cultural society. The restoration process was divided into two major areas: environmental and historical. The trust undertook the daunting task of removing all exotic vegetation from the park while replenishing the landscape with native vegetation. In August, 2002 the site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and given a Florida Historical Marker. Bush, 45-46; Miami Times, "3000 Revive Easter Tradition on Virginia Key", May, 2000. On February 22, 2008, the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust re-opened the park to he public. Today, it is known as an ecological treasure which contains the largest mangrove wetland in the state. Historic landmarks such as the bathhouse, concession stand, carousel house, train tunnel, and picnic pavilions have all been renovated and opened for public use. Sunrise Newsletter, "Come revisit Historic Virginia Key Beach Park for the Very First time", winter Spring 2008, 8:33, 1-2; ''Westside Gazette'' Newspaper, "Miami's "Old Colored Beach" restored- reopens", December 27, 2007-January 2, 2008; Florida International University Magazine, "Restoring a Legacy", Winter, 2007; ''Miami Herald'', "Freedom Beach", February 16, 2008. Special Features thumb 200px The Applied Marine Physics Building at the University of Miami (Image:Rosenstiel Applied Marine Physics Building.jpg)'s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key. The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) (Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory) is one of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Facilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA AOML is a part of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and is located in Miami, Florida. AOML's mission is to conduct basic and applied research in oceanography, tropical meteorology, atmospheric and oceanic chemistry, and acoustics. The research seeks to understand the physical characteristics and processes of the ocean and the atmosphere, both separately and as a coupled system. Along the causeway onto Virginia Key is a long strip of bay front popular with windsurfers and sailors, called Hobie Beach after the Hobie Cats that set sail from the shore. It's also the only Miami-area beach that allows dogs. Nearby rest rooms and a great view of the curving shoreline make this an ideal place for tailgate parties. The Miami Seaquarium is a marine park on Virginia Key that has one of the world's largest collections of marine animals; some 10,000 specimens. Open in 1955, the 38 acre (150,000 m 2 ) park provides marine life exhibits and several daily marine mammal shows. It is famous for its captive orcas, dolphins, and sea lions. Manatee and shark exhibits are also present. The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, founded by F.G. Walton Smith, is the University of Miami's graduate school of marine and atmospheric science. Dr. Otis Brown is the Dean of the Rosenstiel School. Located on a 16 acre (65,000 m 2 ) campus on Virginia Key in Miami, it is the only tropical applied and basic marine and atmospheric research institute of its kind in the continental United States. The Rosenstiel School conducts a broad range of research on local, regional, national and global levels. More than 100 Ph.D. faculty members, 150 graduate students and a research support and administrative staff of 250 comprise the academic community. The Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy (MAST Academy) public magnet school is located on Virginia Key. Several hundred high school specially-selected students from Miami get their education at MAST Academy. Bike trails In 2011, a mountain biking park was officially opened to the public. Constructed by nearly one hundred volunteers and over three months, the park features many novice, intermediate and advanced trails. It is located just past Jimbo's on Arthur Lamb Jr. road on the north tip of Virginia Key. Mountain Bike Trails Opening on Virginia Key Education Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Virginia Key. The Key Biscayne K-8 Center in Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne, Florida) serves Virginia Key. "KEY BISCAYNE K-8 CENTER School Legal Boundaries Description." Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved on April 25, 2013. Middle school students may attend Ponce de Leon Middle School in Coral Gables instead of the Key Biscayne School. "PONCE DE LEON MS School Legal Boundaries Description." Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved on April 25, 2013. High school students are zoned to Coral Gables High School. "Coral Gables SHS School Legal Boundaries Description." Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved on April 25, 2013. The magnet school MAST Academy is in Virginia Key. "MAST Academy about to be expanded for Key Biscayne students." ''Miami Herald''. June 13, 2013. Retrieved on April 26, 2013. See also oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County (Miami-Dade County, Florida), Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. It is the longest operating oceanarium in the United States. In addition to the marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium also houses various fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and manatees. The park offers eight different marine animal shows and presentations daily and attracts over 600,000 visitors per year. The park employs over 225 full and part-time employees. It is the third largest contributor to Miami-Dade County’s revenue through land lease payments and taxes. The '''Rickenbacker Causeway''' connects Miami, Florida, United States to the barrier islands (bar (landform)) of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne across Biscayne Bay. American Map, ''Florida State Road Atlas'' (2003) ISBN 0-87530-450-8


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and Science Technology Academy''', commonly referred to as '''MAST Academy''', or '''MAST''', is a public high school in Miami, Florida, on Virginia Key. MAST Academy is a magnet school under the governance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The school's principal (Principal (school)) is Jane Garraux, appointed in August 2011. US News & World Report currently ranks MAST as the 66th best high school in the nation as of 2011.


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starting early in the 20th century. In 1849 the island had a fine sandy beach on the east side, and mangroves and lagoons on the west side. Blank. pp. 26, 63-68. The average elevation of the island is less than five feet (1.5 m) above sea level. Blank. p. 172. other city Virginia Key, Miami state Florida The '''Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science''' ('''RSMAS''' oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County (Miami-Dade County, Florida), Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. It is the longest operating oceanarium in the United States. In addition to the marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium also houses various fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and manatees. The park offers eight different marine animal shows and presentations daily and attracts over 600,000 visitors per year. The park employs over 225 full and part-time employees. It is the third largest contributor to Miami-Dade County’s revenue through land lease payments and taxes. The '''Rickenbacker Causeway''' connects Miami, Florida, United States to the barrier islands (bar (landform)) of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne across Biscayne Bay. American Map, ''Florida State Road Atlas'' (2003) ISBN 0-87530-450-8


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funded the UM Marine Lab on Virginia Key until the State built a separate marine lab in St. Petersburg. In 2009, UM received a $15 million federal grant to help construct a new $43.8 million, Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Building.

received a $15 million federal grant to help construct a new $43.8 million, While there had been earlier schemes to develop


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Key Beach Park, Miami Seaquarium, and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Other facilities include the former Miami Marine Stadium, the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center, and an office of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). History What is now Virginia Key was the southern end of a barrier island that extended from the New River (Broward County, Florida) New

School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key. The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) (Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory) is one of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Facilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA AOML is a part of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and is located in Miami, Florida. AOML's mission is to conduct basic and applied research in oceanography, tropical meteorology

and Atmospheric Science , founded by F.G. Walton Smith, is the University of Miami's graduate school of marine and atmospheric science. Dr. Otis Brown is the Dean of the Rosenstiel School. Located on a 16 acre (65,000 m 2 ) campus on Virginia Key in Miami, it is the only tropical applied and basic marine and atmospheric research institute of its kind in the continental United States. The Rosenstiel School conducts a broad range of research on local, regional, national


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Causeway to make Virginia Key accessible by car. The county offered to give UM a part of the island adjacent to the Miami Seaquarium in exchange for UM operating the aquarium. However, the aquarium construction was delayed when a bond referendum failed, so UM leased the land in 1951. In 1953, UM built classroom

for UM operating the aquarium. However, the aquarium construction was delayed when a bond referendum failed, so UM leased the land in 1951. In 1953, UM built classroom and lab buildings on a 16 acre (65,000 m²) campus on Virginia Key in the City of Miami to house what became the Rosenstiel School of Marine


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;ref Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, page 9. Scenes from the 1994 comedy film ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'' were shot here. Virginia Key Beach Park In May 1945, seven civil rights activists supported by the local NAACP chapter staged a "wade-in" at the whites’ only Baker’s Haulover Beach in Dade County Florida. Five men and two women protested Jim Crow era laws that denied access to recreation based on race. In a Miami emerging from World War II this meant "


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of the United States Coast Survey in 1849. He noted that the island north of Key Biscayne had no name, and had not existed as an island until 'Narrows Cut' had broken through "ten or twelve&quot; years before (i.e., the hurricane of 1835 or 1838). He described Virginia Key as three miles (5&nbsp;km) long and one mile (1.6&nbsp;km) wide (later, as five miles (8&nbsp;km) long and one-and-a-half miles wide), ''with a fine Atlantic beach,'' but mostly covered with mangroves.<


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oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County (Miami-Dade County, Florida), Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. It is the longest operating oceanarium in the United States. In addition to the marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium also houses various fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and manatees. The park offers eight different marine animal shows and presentations daily and attracts over 600,000 visitors per year. The park employs over 225 full and part-time employees. It is the third largest contributor to Miami-Dade County’s revenue through land lease payments and taxes. The '''Rickenbacker Causeway''' connects Miami, Florida, United States to the barrier islands (bar (landform)) of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne across Biscayne Bay. American Map, ''Florida State Road Atlas'' (2003) ISBN 0-87530-450-8

Virginia Key

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'''Virginia Key''' is a barrier island (shoal) in Miami, Florida, United States in Biscayne Bay, south of Brickell and north of Key Biscayne. It accessible from the mainland via the Rickenbacker Causeway.

The island is mainly occupied by the Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami Seaquarium, and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Other facilities include the former Miami Marine Stadium, the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center, and an office of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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