Virginia Key

What is Virginia Key known for?


school legal

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. ref name


music video

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


comedy film

;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 "


education high

education high-schools 2009 12 09 americas-best-high-schools-gold-medal-list.html USNEWS ranking MAST Academy is located on Virginia Key, a barrier island between Miami (Miami, Florida) and Key Biscayne, across the street from the Miami Seaquarium and within walking distance from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory ( Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological


academic community

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


black community

, the breezes on Virginia Key Beach turned sour, the water clouded with effluents. The long-term environmental impact has yet to be fully determined. Still, Virginia Key Beach remained a popular, even sacred place within Miami’s Black community. Oral history interview with Mr. Kenneth Williams conducted by Chanelle Rose, 2005; National Park Service, section 8, page 12. Park decline and restoration Segregation of Miami-Dade beaches finally ended in the early 1960s


quot years

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.<


amp world

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 &amp; World Report currently ranks MAST as the 66th best high school in the nation as of 2011.


great view

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


fishing popular

, and the Atlantic Ocean, which make boating, sailing, and fishing popular outdoors activities. Biscayne Bay has numerous coral reefs which make snorkeling and scuba diving popular. There are over 80 parks and gardens in the city. The largest and most popular parks are Bayfront Park

Virginia Key

name Virginia Key photo Miami FL Virginia Key Beach Park RR01.jpg photo_width 300 photo_caption Virginia Key railroad at the park type Municipal location Virginia Key, Miami, Florida, United States coords area created operator City of Miami visitation_num status open website Virginia Key Beach Park embedded embed yes name Virginia Key Beach Park nrhp_type image caption location Virginia Key, Miami lat_degrees 25 lat_minutes 44 lat_seconds 11 lat_direction N long_degrees 80 long_minutes 9 long_seconds 20 long_direction W locmapin Miami, Florida area built 1945 architect architecture Masonry added June 28, 2002 governing_body Local refnum 02000681

'''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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