APRIL PROCLAIMED FLORIDA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MONTH
BY GOV. RICK SCOTT
Sarasota, Florida (April 7, 2014) - For the third consecutive year, Florida Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed the month of April as Florida Landscape Architecture Month, a concurrent recognition with the national designation from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
. National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM) 2014 aims to spur a countrywide movement, teaching children, young adults, and teachers how landscape architects contribute to the design of their world.
Throughout the state, members of the Florida Chapter of ASLA are celebrating in their communities with outreach, education, and public awareness efforts. In Sarasota, landscape architect Michael A. Gilkey, ASLA, is teaming up with Mariposa Nursery to lead Southside Elementary School's youngest students in the design and construction of their very own shoebox butterfly gardens.
Pictured above: Michael A. Gilkey and youngest son, Benjamin, age 6 who is in one of the kindergarten classes Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is teaching about butterfly gardening
"Educating students about our profession is extremely important to me," says Gilkey. "I serve on the Advisory Council to the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida, and I see firsthand how few students entering their college years have an understanding of what landscape architects do, and how they shape our environment. I am excited to join with others throughout the state and nation to try and change that."
To learn more about landscape architecture or invite a Florida landscape architect to speak at your school during the month of April, please visit www.flasla.org.
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