EVENT: Earth Day the Native Way!

Join us for 2 Free Events at Seminole Okalee Village Indian & Venue and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9am - 6:30pm at Okalee Village
Thursday April 18, 2024, 10a-4pm and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

It’s Earth Day the Native way! Join the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Seminole Okalee Indian Village and Venue, as we showcase live Indigenous cultural performances, fun Earth friendly activities, and educational workshops. In addition, stroll the festival grounds, shop with Seminole Arts & Craft Vendors, and grab a bite from our Tribal food vendors.

We are proud to announce Aztec dancing from Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization, Hula dancing with Polynesian Proud Productions, presentations from NASA, workshops with plant experts Tree Amigos Growers, drone obstacle course, and more!

Welcome our 2024 Earth Day Partners:

Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization

Through Aztec dancing, learn indigenous knowledge from Mexico and the balance of living in harmony with nature and the cosmos. Join the Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization in a ceremonial educational Aztec dance and create your own your rhythm in an interactive music workshop with percussion instruments. [Attending Both Locations]
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Polynesian Proud Productions

Polynesian Proud Productions shares their heritage and culture of the South Pacific, with moving storybooks from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa! Guests have the chance to learn the basic steps of Hawaiian Hula and the exciting drum dances of Tahiti! Culturally rich, fun and exciting, you’ll have a Hula Good Time! [Attending Both Locations]
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Artistic Soundscapes

Artist Elgin Jumper and Flutist, Gordon Wareham, Museum Director will collaborate making art and music together. [Attending Both Locations]

Tree Amigos Growers

Tree Amigos Growers inspires communities in our bio region to strengthen their relationship with land. We empower you to reimagine land access for creating growing spaces that heal our current food system and secure independent production of organic food. Event attendees can join us at our booth to learn more about how healthy soils grow healthy plants. They will also get a chance to put what they learn into action by helping us transplant fruit trees that will be offered as gifts to Seminole Tribal members! [Attending Both Locations]
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Mounts Botanical Gardens

At the Mounts Botanical Gardens interactive booth, experiment with handheld digital microscopes that allow you to explore the properties of soil, the parts of flowers, preserved bugs, and everyday objects.
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Cosmic Gardens

Thank you Cosmic Gardens for your kind lettuce plant donation.

Environmental Resources Management Department

Rock painting and educational resources under the main tent.
[Attending Both Locations]

Drone obstacle course at the ERMD demonstration tent.
[Drones at ATTK Location only]


Under the main tent, educational resources and programs for students with coloring pages for the younger guests. Inside the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Theater learn more about Earth with dazzling imagery, from NASA, in the “Understanding Our Home” presentation at scheduled times.
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Florida Trail Association

Under the main tent, the Florida Trail Association will offer educational resources with different hiking trails within Florida, including coloring pages for our younger guests.
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The NSU Marine Environmental Education Center

Ancient Explorations—Discover the “big picture” behind tiny sand by exploring unique samples from around the world. Utilize a variety of scientific instruments (like magnifying glasses and microscopes). The NSU Marine Environment Education Center will assist you learning what sand is and how it impacts everything from humans to migratory sea turtles. (at Seminole Okalee Indian Village only)
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Bonus! For those looking to tour the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum during the event on April 18, enjoy this special day of free admission. This is limited to self-guided tours. Guided tours will not be available on this day.

According to earthday.org, Earth Day aims to “build the world's largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet.” The movement's mission is “to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.”

**Call the museum for more information (863) 902-1113 ask for Liz!

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Historic photo of Josie Billie in the garden at Okalee Indian Village in Hollywood, Florida.

Earth Day Schedule - April 16, 2024

Click here for the Seminole Okalee Indian Village & Venue, Hollywood Earth Day Schedule

Earth Day Schedule - April 18, 2024

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Big Cypress

Main Stage Schedule Workshops Schedule
Time Topic Time Topic Location
10:00 AM Announcements by Gordon Wareham 10:00 AM Nature Tour Boardwalk
10:15 AM Polynesian Performance 10:30 AM Gardening Workshop Tree Amigo Tent
11:00 AM Rez Jamz 11:00 AM Music Workshop Workshop Tent
12:00 PM Aztec Dance Performance 11:30 AM NASA-"Understanding Our Home" Theater
1:00 PM Polynesian Performance 12:00 PM Nature Tour Boardwalk
2:00 PM Aztec Dance Performance 12:30 PM Gardening Workshop Tree Amigo Tent
3:00 PM Earthscapes 1:00 PM Music Workshop Workshop Tent
4:00 PM Closing Announments, Clean-up Starts 1:30 PM NASA-"Understanding Our Home" Theater
5:00 PM Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Closes 2:00 PM Nature Tour Boardwalk
2:30 PM Gardening Workshop Tree Amigo Tent
3:00 PM Music Workshop Workshop Tent
3:30 PM NASA-"Understanding Our Home" Theater
4:00 PM Event Ends Museum
Earth Day Map

About the Seminole Okalee Indian Village & Museum

Seminole Okalee Indian Village introduces visitors to the unconquered spirit of the Seminole Indians in the heart of the Hollywood Seminole Indian reservation. This historic landmark features special Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum exhibits within the gallery. The Seminole Village and Culture Camp on property features lush outdoor landscapes and meeting spaces adorned with Seminole thatch roof chickees. Seminole Okalee Indian Village is located at 3551 N. State Road 7, Hollywood, Florida. [Directions]

About the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum opened in 1997 and is owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Situated in the Everglades on a 66-acre cypress dome on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the museum offers more than 5,000 square feet of gallery space. Exhibits feature rare artifacts and lifelike dioramas that depict Seminole life at the turn of the century. In 2009, the Museum became the first tribally governed museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. For more information, visit www.ahtahthiki.com and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located at 34725 W. Boundary Road, Clewiston, Florida. [Directions]