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Legacy Giving: 
Make a commitment to Florida's future through a planned gift to the Florida Humanities Council. Please contact Brenda Clark at 727-873-2009 or   
Grant Deadlines
Noon, Apr 1, and Jun 1, 2016, Applications due.
Issue: March 2016
After war: Surviving at home 
Recreating your life is not easy. But the hurdles can seem insurmountable when you've suffered severe physical or mental trauma. Florida veterans tell us their stories of persevering and finding new paths to survival. Meet Scott Owens, a disabled Iraq veteran who is featured on our blog.  

FORUM Magazine:
Coming to you in April
You'll meet some inspiring people in our next magazine: Florida veterans who share their personal stories of serving in the military and struggling to fit back into civilian life. Also in this issue: How Florida became the state to watch in presidential elections.  Watch for FORUM in April!
Don't miss the real Everglades 
Join our cultural tour April 8-10 in the Everglades, where Gladesmen, artists, historians, and others provide an insiders' view of this ecological treasure. This is our 25th year of leading explorations into the real Florida. Learn more and apply.
Deadline looms for  
teacher workshops
Educators, refresh yourself and recharge. March 31 is the deadline to apply for our summer 2016 workshops. We are featuring some new topics and partnerships with the University of Florida and Eckerd College. Find out more and apply.  
High school students: 
Choose a learning adventure
High school juniors and seniors can immerse themselves in weeklong seminars this summer on college campuses: Delve into the importance and future of water in the 21st century at Eckerd College and the University of Florida; examine St. Augustine, a city founded during the Renaissance, at Flagler College. All camps start June 12. Information.
Congratulations to our 
"Poetry Out Loud" champs
Jarod Atchley of West Port High School in Ocala won our recent Poetry Out Loud recitation competition and will represent Florida in the national championships in Washington, D.C. May 2-4. Runner-up was Tatiana Saleh of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts; and Jillian Miley of Spruce Creek High School was third. Our thanks to the University of South Florida for acting as the event host.
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and get a taste of wild Florida
For a limited time, all new and renewing members at the $125 level and higher can choose to receive a great premium about wild Florida , The Forgotten Coast: Florida Wildlife Corridor Glades to Gulf Expedition, by adventurers Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Joseph M. Guthrie and Carlton Ward Jr. To renew or join, go here.