Recently, five writing students from Florida International University (FIU) have been selected to take part in a six-week Everglades wilderness expedition this fall. This expedition is designed to inspire writers to curate content about their experiences in one of Florida’s natural geographical wonders. The writers from FIU will join other writers from another Miami-area university on the official Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition. The end-goal of the program is to get students to engage with the exploration of wilderness, self-discovery and environmental writing.
The program begins in October and the participants will embark on three, all-day trips exploring different aspects of the South Florida wetlands including prairies, marshes, and other areas on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, according to Sabrina Diaz, the leader of the expedition and national park ranger. In additional to those three, day-long treks, they will also take a four-day canoe camping trek along the Wilderness Waterway.
The selection of the students came from a selection of applications and corresponding writing samples that speak to their physical fitness and career goals. This is an opportunity for each and every student to capture their experience in the Everglades and later have their writing featured in local newspapers and social media.
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