Greetings from Biscayne National Park

I am a 16 year old boy that grew up in the city his whole life. My parents are firm believers in the appreciation of nature, and I am exactly the same. I have traveled to almost all of the National Parks in the United States, from Death Valley all the way to Dry Tortugas, and loved almost every minute of it. I took the photograph pictured, and have taken a wide variety more both before and after this trip. I find the AP Environmental Science class fascinating and it inspired me to create my own version of a sustainable garden. I wish to reach out to organizations such as the National Parks Service, National Geographic, and the National Parks Conservation Association in order to find out what else I can do to get involved and help to educate my community. Finally, I hope to somehow get advice or support form organizations with my photography, studies and desire to help educate the public. Thank you for listening to my story.

Sincerely,
Justin

Biscayne National Park

Located just a few miles from the city of Miami, Biscayne is the largest marine park in the National Park System and preserves the diverse marine environment where the Atlantic Ocean meets Biscayne Bay. The park features a variety of plant and animal life both above and below the water's surface, including the longest stretch of mangrove forest remaining on Florida's east coast and part of the only living tropical coral reef system in the continental United States.

State(s): Florida

Established: 1968

“I study Environmental Science at my High School, and love to explore all areas of nature. National Parks are one of the bests ways to immerse yourself in nature. I believe that the best way to educate yourself about nature and what goes on all around us everyday is to witness it firsthand. ”

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