News Archive

2021

  • June

    Kelly Jackson

    RE names new Director of Sustainability

    Faculty member Dr. Kelly L. Jackson was named the founding Director of Environmental Sustainability at Ransom Everglades, Head of School Penny Townsend announced on June 2. The appointment, effective immediately, is designed to advance the school’s commitment to sustainable practices, climate change education and youth climate action, and to help Ransom Everglades become an independent school leader in protecting and prioritizing the environment.
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  • May

    Welcome to Earth Week at RE

    Ransom Everglades goes green during Earth Week

    Ransom Everglades went all out for Earth Week, turning both campuses green with a meaningful slate of events and activities from April 19-23. The week showcased the school’s commitment to environmental sustainability and students’ creativity in proposing climate change solutions, while highlighting featured talks by local and national experts in environmental fields. The schedule included a Climate Science Film Festival. Electronic recycling drives on both campuses. Meatless Monday. Esteemed outside speakers. Art and service projects.  A mangrove clean-up.
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  • April

    Volunteers at the Miami Youth Climate Summit

    RE hosts Miami Youth Climate Summit

    Ransom Everglades served as the virtual host of the Miami Youth Climate Summit that took place on March 6,  using the Fernandez STEM center as broadcasting headquarters for the one-day event that drew 1175 registrants from six continents, 22 countries and 18 states. A number of RE students and faculty member Kelly Jackson helped plan and run the event, which featured keynote addresses by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and youth climate activist Delaney Reynolds.
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  • March

    Alexa Hommen '22

    Marine Field Research students go shark tagging

    Ransom Everglades’ Marine Field Research students participated in one of the course's signature field trips: a shark-tagging excursion. Two classes of juniors and seniors each spent a day aboard a 55-foot research vessel in mid-February, looking for sharks on Biscayne Bay near Stiltsville and then, when a catch was made, stabilizing the shark and executing a number of research tasks.
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  • Juliana Kaye '27 planting a garden

    Sixth grade helps RE earn top score in eco-challenge

    RE sixth graders participated in a month-long global eco-challenge, learning about solutions to climate change and eco-friendly habits while helping Ransom Everglades win recognition as a top points-earning organization among the 388 global participants in the annual event.
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Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.