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Nature Links goes for a ride on a water taxi with the "Over 21 club" ( Autism Society) December 1, 2012

On Saturday December 1, 2012 Nature Links was invited by the Autism Society to go with their “Over 21 Club” on a Water Taxi ride! We left out of Bayside where we had lunch by the water near a band that was playing. We had a lovely time and would like to send a special thanks to the Autism Society for sponsoring our participants to attend. We look forward to more outings such as this that expand social horizons for our participants.


Saturdays by the Bay October – November Update !

 Hello all, 

We would like to give you a few snapshots of what we have been up to the last few Saturdays.


We have been planting:



We went to the Art Live Exhibition at the Cocnut Grove Exhibition Center: There were dance performances, interactive art pieces and free food to sample. A special thanks to the Lotus house for donating tickets to us so that we could attend.

We got a chance to interact with horses on Virginia Key! A riding club came to visit and they were very informative and kind. We learned about horses in general and some personal stories told by the owners. It was a lovely day.


First day of Saturdays by the Sea – Fall Session

Orientation for Fall Session of Saturdays by the Bay – September 22, 2012

 Last Saturday, the 22 of September Nature Links enjoyed a great turnout of interested folks for our Fall session despite the rainy weather. We enjoyed lunch together and discussed some of our plans for the Fall. We took a tour to the organic garden and the plant nursery where we have over 150 little seedlings started soon to be planted in the garden. We were visited by supporting members of the community, notably- John Richards of the Miami Dade Culinary Institute. We look forward to getting started on the 13th of October.


Last Summer Session of Saturdays By The Bay at Shake A Leg


We would especially like to thank Shake A Leg Miami for allowing us to use their boat and their facilities to cook. We also would like to thank Gary Milano for captaining the boat we went out on. It was a wonderful day.


Gary Milano and his wife making sure we stay the course !

The beautiful place we live.

We got to see our very own Virginia Key from the boat. 

When we got back to Shake A Leg, Chef Cody fired up the grill and we made some delicious hamburgers.

After lunch we had an impomptu video interview lesson. Everyone videoed eachother talking about their experience this summer at Naturelinks. Stay tuned to the website for the video !!!


Saturdays by The Bay 7/21


Better Late than never ! We wanted to share the fun and photo's from a couple Saturdays ago.

We started in the plant nursery with City Parks Senior Naturalist Juan Fernandez. We planted Coontie seedlings.

Juan explained a bit about the plant and it's importance to the eco-system of Virginia Key. Coontie is a native plant and has an root that is edible if boiled.

As usual our participants and park staff had a wonderful day.

Chef Marta and her assistant were ready to instruct the class on how to make a delicious chicken salad.


At the end of the day, Denise Prehay led a discussion group with everyone to discuss how they felt thus far about their time at Naturelinks and with eachother.