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The Training Corner

NatureScape Broward provides numerous training opportunities for School Board staff, teachers and maintenance personnel throughout the year. For information about upcoming training sessions contact Victor Suarez, NatureScape Education Specialist, at (954) 519-1239.

Custodial Training

Maintenance personnel receive hands-on training in irrigation system repair/adjustment and landscape maintenance fundamentals, as well as presentations on the natural history of South Florida, water management, and principles of irrigation. Trainings are held at:

Government Center West
2nd floor, Hearing Room
1 N. University Drive, Plantation

Choose your preferred training date:
Friday, March 30, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
To register, call Victor Suarez at 954-519-1239

Irrigation Evaluations Save Water & Money

NatureScape Broward conducts irrigation system evaluations at Broward County Public Schools, documenting the amount of water being used and identifying opportunities for improving performance and efficiency. Since June 2011, 42 evaluations have been completed at 19 schools resulting in the savings of more than 29.7 million gallons of water per year. Since June 2009, irrigation water consumption has been reduced by over 156 millions gallons resulting in an annual savings of $195,000 in water and energy costs. To schedule an evaluation, or learn more about the process, contact Alex Schore, Water Conservation Specialist, at 954-519-1462.

10th Annual Water Matters Day
“A Decade of Difference”
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Tree Tops Park, Davie

Attendees take part in fun and educational activities to earn stamps that can be redeemed for trees and plants for their homes or schools. Students are encouraged to seek extra credit from their teachers for participating. This event also provides teachers with valuable contacts that can be used as resources for classrooms presentations and career day events. For more information or to find out how you can participate, contact Victor Suarez at


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