Miami, Florida, USA
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Larry and Penny Thompson Park

Fereshteh Toosi, Nature Connection Arts Lab

Latitude: +25.5989974°
Longitude: -80.4006062°

 Water Radio: Liquid Intelligence is a series of canoe and kayak outings along Miami’s waterways. Participants will share stories, listen deeply, and discuss teachings offered by water. In May Water Radio presents its first public program, a soundcamp to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. Sign up here:
Water Radio presents its first public program, a soundcamp to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

This event is limited to 10 people, so if you want to join you must reserve your spot through Eventbrite. Please read description below to make sure this is a good fit for you.

A chorus loops the earth every 24 hours at dawn, as birds and other beings create a wave of sound at a time when humans are relatively quiet. They are accompanied by weather and machines. Together we'll listen and broadcast the sounds of south Florida to the world.

We will set up an open microphone at our campsite at Thompson Park to share the sounds of our location. We will also listen to live streams from a network of other soundcamps all around the earth.

In Miami, the International Dawn Chorus broadcast will happen from Friday May 3rd at midnight until Sunday May 5th 1:00 AM EST. Therefore, we will camp out in our tents on Friday night, then wake up early Saturday morning to listen and broadcast the sounds of the chorus from our campsite. After daybreak on Saturday, we will have a camp breakfast together and then head to Sadowski Park, where we will take an underwater microphone out on the C-100 canal.

This is an all ages event in public parks, the homelands of Tequesta, Miccosukee, and Seminole people. Learn more about current issues and actions to protect the watershed here:
No drinks, no drugs, no jerks.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Friday 3 May
4:00 PM Meet at Thompson Park, check in before park office closes to set up our tents. The park allows up to 4 people per tent and tent reservations are walk-up only. Feel free to arrive earlier in the day, the park office opens at 9:00 AM.
~walking and exploring trails around the park~
6:00 PM potluck dinner
~camp fire with s'mores and story circle~
10:00 PM lights out

Saturday 4 May 
5:00 AM wake to record and broadcast the dawn chorus
6:00 AM breakfast at the campsite
~dawn chorus listening, cycling, walking, jogging, volleyball, reading, board games~
9:00 AM Non-campers can join us at this time.Listening session at Sadowski Park. We will take our underwater microphone out on canoes and kayaks along the C-100 Cutler Drain Canal. 
10:30 AM soundcamp concludes
~option to walk the short trail at Sadowski Park~

What is provided with your $10 ticket:
campsite rental fee, canoe/kayak rental fee (for campers only), safety vest, snacks, fire wood, breakfast, coffee & tea, drinking water, microphones and listening equipment

What to bring:
tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, plate/bowl and cutlery, water bottle, food to share during the potluck dinner, toiletries, toothbrush, toothpaste, board games, books, sketchbook/notebook, bug spray, sunscreen, towel, sun-protective clothing (hat and sun shirt), water shoes or waterproof sandals, personal snacks

Other important information:
Please note that there is no electricity available to tent campers after the rec center closes at 5:00 PM.

If you want to camp with your personal RV, there are electrical hookups but it is only by reservation. Please call the park to reserve a spot: 302-232-1049. 
RV campers are welcome to join us but your campsite will not be covered by the price of your ticket, you must arrange this on your own.

There is a swimming pool at Thompson Park that is for campers only, it is only open on Saturday from 9-5 in May.

The lakefront beach is temporarily closed to swimming and boating, but catch and release fishing is allowed.

Our campground location has hot showers, picnic shelters, a jogging and bike trail.

Cancellations and Refunds
This event will take place rain or shine. No refunds will be made for inclement weather. Please note that camping is limited to park availability. We don't anticipate the campground being filled to capacity since the month of May commences the off-season for camping and tourism in south Florida. However, this is a public park so it is a possibility and availability is at the discretion of the park. If we are not able to make adequate arrangements or if we are turned away, you will get a refund. Your flexibility and understanding of the limitations of the site are appreciated.

Learn more about Water Radio here:
Learn more about Souncamp here:
Learn more about International Dawn Chorus Day:
Water Radio is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts. 

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