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    "Everglades Most Wanted" Don't Let it Loose: 5-8 Grade

    Students will research the most wanted invasive species in the Everglades. Explore »

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    Everglades Field Trip Guides

    Educators rely on these guides to prepare for Everglades field trips. Explore »

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    "Sea Level Rise" Climate Change: 4-6 Grade

    Students see how melting ice-sheets far away is raising sea level in Florida Explore »

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    "Camouflage Critters" Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    Students will create their own camouflaged critter to observe the benefits of shape and color Explore »

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    Marsh Muckers

    Marsh Muckers

    Wetlands have a bad rap. Many people think marshes are worthless areas full of snakes, bugs, smells, and creapy crawlies. In reality, these places are critically important ecosystems and are some of the most productive regions in the world. During this 1-hour program, students explore the marsh, discover, catch and observe marsh animals and learn more about the many reasons salt marshes are valuable and worth protecting.

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    "Win, Lose or Adapt" Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    Students will form two teams. These teams send up one student at a time to draw pictures that help their team correctly guess an adaptation. The team that guesses their adaptations the fastest wins! This activity can be applied to a wide range of plant and animal adaptations.

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    "Rainy Season in Three Cups" Water: 4-6 Grade

    Students will learn where the water that sustains the Everglades originates, and how the flow of water through the K-O-E watershed sustains Florida Bay as well.

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    “Survival: Risky Business” Wildlife 4-6 Grade

    “Survival: Risky Business”          Wildlife 4-6 Grade

    Students will receive an endangered or extinct mystery animal card taped to their backs. They must use critical thinking skills to ask the right questions and discover the identity of their mystery animal. They will discuss what it means to be extinct or endangered and ways they can help those animals that are threatened with extinction.

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    “And Then There Were None” Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    “And Then There Were None”     Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    Groups of students will receive a species identity as well as population cards to represent their abundance in nature. The teacher will then read out scenarios that disrupt different species populations. As the students’ species is affected they lose population cards. Students will discover the many ways in which human actions affect the natural world.

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    "What's So Special?" Environment: 4-6 Grade

    Students will draw a favorite plant, animal, or activity common to the Everglades environment and explain, in writing, the reason they chose it. This will help students recognize and identify one valuable aspect of a national park’s environment, and draw conclusions as to why they value that aspect of the environment.

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    "Water Poetry" Water: 4-6 Grade

    Students will learn the importance of the water cycle to the Everglades watershed. They will also be able to describe ways in which they use and conserve water, after which they will write a poem about water.

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    "Leaf Hunt" Plant Activities: 4-6 Grade

    There is a huge diversity of leaf structures (adapted to getting sunlight, nutrients, and water in their specific habitat) in South Florida. Both tropical and temperate species are able to survive here because of their special adaptations. Students can become more familiar with the vegetation around them by simply taking time to study it up close. This activity is designed to give students a chance to notice and appreciate the importance of diversity in leaf/plant adaptations.

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    "Park Vocabulary" National Parks: 4-6 Grade

    Students will build on previous vocabulary pertaining to National Parks, while also thinking about the deeper meaning of what these words entail.

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    "Habitat Hunt" National Parks: 4-6 Grade

    Students will learn about 5 habitats in Everglades national park: the cypress slough, sawgrass prairie, pineland, mangrove estuary, and hardwood hammock, and learn each habitat’s characteristic plant and animal life.

Did You Know?

Ibis in Flight

In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.