🌞 Good morning FTL peeps

Goooood morning... Fort Lauderdale 🌞

It's September 8th, and that means the flow of fall festivities are in full fashion (see what I did there). School is back in session, and there are tons of fun things to do outside in our city by the sea. That's the theme of this week's newsletter.

In today's Family Friendly FTL Newsletter:

  • Meet our local celebrities (both turtles and bestselling authors)
  • Commemorate or explore with others
  • See what's going on in the coming week

Let's get outside and play!

Here's Your Shortlist of Things To Not Miss This Week:

>> First up on the list, September is your last month to take in the hurdles of being a Turtle. Take the fam on a Hatchling Rescue EcoTour with Turtle Treks of Terramar. Talk about creating a memory you will talk about for years to come. ($$)

>> If ghosts and haunted history are more your style, September 18th is the next Ghostly Experiences and paranormal bootcamp with History Fort Lauderdale. The tour starts at 7pm. www.historyfortlauderdale.org or call Kamal Khan at 954-463-4431 for tickets and info. ($$)

>> Want to explore the natural areas of Broward County through the eyes of international travel photographer? Paul McDermott is hosting the opening of his photography exhibit on Thursday, September 9th from 6-9pm. The exhibit features images of Broward’s natural landscapes captured from the air, on land, and underwater. (Free)

>> Also on Thursday the 9th, come and meet our local NY Times bestselling children's author, Laura Duksta. Her first book "I Love You More" has now sold over a million copies in 7 different languages. Laura will be sharing work from her fourth title, "No Matter What, I Love You - You Are My Sister, You Are My Brother," due for release later this year. (Free)

>> Do you remember where you were on 9/11? This Saturday you can run, walk, and honor the fallen with the Tower to Tunnels 5k starting at 6:30am at Huizenga Park. Or commemorate this 20th anniversary at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on the Riverwalk at 9am. ($$ and Free)

>> On Sunday the 12th, come browse the crafts and food at the Open Air Market on the Riverwalk at History Fort Lauderdale. (Free)

>> Lastly - if you just want to get outside and breath the fresh air after the August heat, drop by for a walk and tour in lush green spaces of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Open from 8am to 7pm. (Paid)

*Stories are notated as (Free) to participate, or ($$) if they require paid access. We will always let you know if something is paid or sponsored.


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WANTED: Are you an Unschooling (Homeschooling) mom who is open to educating your own children (and others) in a unique format that doesn’t look anything like traditional education?

Acton Academy Fort Lauderdale is a new, private microschool opening in January, and we are looking for the RIGHT Apprentice Guide. This is a paid position - with training provided, and up to $40,000 of vested bonuses for the right candidate. Teaching certification NOT required.

At Acton Academy:

  • We have Guides NOT teachers
  • We have Studios NOT classrooms
  • We use Socratic questions and do NOT lecture
  • We have Portfolios and Exhibitions NOT grades
  • We have Contracts and Covenants NOT homework
  • Our students find their OWN real world Apprenticeships
  • We build our curriculum around EACH individual’s Hero’s Journey.

To see what a typical day would look like, and learn more about this position, visit: https://www.actonacademyfl.com/hiring


Do you paddleboard?

SEEKING other paddleboarders to gather a Paddle Club for river and and ocean exploration. Drop an email to tobin@tobinslaven.com for more information.


This newsletter is a student media project started by Acton Academy Fort Lauderdale. In this short interview, you can read more about the what, who, and why behind the FFFTL newsletter.