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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 »

  • Mangrove coastline

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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 »

  • Baby Lubber Grasshoppers

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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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    "Celebrity of the Slough" Plant Activities: 4-6 Grade

    Cypress trees make up the cypress slough habitat. The Cypress tree grows in water and usually has a buttress trunk. On a daily basis, trees experience nature’s offerings; a bird perching on a limb; a snake crawling on it; a wind storm. However, the natural way of things is often changed when humans enter the picture. Students will learn about the different human activities that impact the South Florida environment by portraying cypress trees and dramatizing situations which may affect a tree.

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    "Create a Community" Environment: 4-6th Grade

    Communities are made of different plants and animals that all play an important role. Plants are producers that make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. Consumers are animals that eat the plants (herbivores) or other animals (carnivores) or both (omnivores). Decomposers cause decay and return nutrients to the earth. This activity will enable students to distinguish between producers, consumers, and decomposers.

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    "Who's Killing Our Fish?" Water: 4-6 Grade

    The student will be able to: a) locate the Dry Tortugas, b) analyze the effects of overharvesting on various fish populations, and c) discuss reasons that make wildlife restrictions important to the survival of populations.

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    "Incredible Shrinking Habitat" Environment: 4-6 Grade

    The Florida panther has succumbed to numerous pressures, including loss of habitat, to become a highly endangered species. Access into wilderness areas by road building for drainage canals, and increased development for ranching, lumber, agriculture, mining, oil and gas drilling, housing and recreation all impact the panther habitat. Students will become panthers, deer and vehicles in an active tag-like game to learn about the impact of development.

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    "Alligator Hole Eco-Drama" Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

    The students will be able to: a) describe the wet/dry season of the Everglades/South Florida, b) explain why alligators dig a “gator hole” during the dry season, c) explain why the alligator is sometimes called the “Keeper of the Everglades.”

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    "Animal Olympics" Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

    The students will be able to: a) compare and contrast differences between animals and themselves, b) define the concepts of variation and biological diversity, and c) develop a classification system to group the animals in this activity; i.e. runners, swimmers, fliers, two-legged or four-legged.

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    "Camouflage Critters" Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    Students will be able to show how insects use camouflage to survive

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    "Where Have You Gone?" Environment: 4-6 Grade

    Students will be able to: a) discuss some of the problems that wild animals and plants face from humans, b) list examples of how personal feelings and beliefs can affect situations involving wild organisms, and c) make decisions about a value-related plant/animal issue.

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    "Going, Going, Gone" Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

    The students will be able to define the terms native, alien, endangered and extinct; explain the impact of exotic vegetation to natural communities; name at least three native and three exotic species found in South Florida.

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    "Fish Relay" Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

    The students will be able to: a) describe the wet/dry seasons of the Everglades/South Florida, b) describe what happens to aquatic life as the waters in the Everglades dry down, c) explain why wading birds nest during the dry season, d) describe how the Everglades’ wildlife is adapted to the wet/dry season.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park composes part of the largest stand of protected mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere. South Florida's coast serves as a vital nursery ground for many of our most prized commercial and recreational marine species.