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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 »

  • 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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    "Go Back Home" Don't Let It Loose : 5-8th Grade

    The natural food chain within a habitat is finely tuned. For any species to survive within a habitat four components are needed: food, water, shelter, and space. Exotic species can take these components away from native species.

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    "Fishy Business" Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

    Students will examine the effect of exotic species on an ecosystem by role-playing both a healthy food chain and one that has been impacted by Mayan cichlids. Students will also be able to discuss a basic food chain, define and give examples of exotic species, and discuss how exotic species can disrupt a food chain.

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    "Unwanted Guests" Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

    Everglades is home to many species of animals, fifteen of which are considered endangered. The invasion of exotic species is a threat to native species. Removing exotics from the Everglades is expensive and not always successful.

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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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    "Circle Round and Round" Everglades ABCs: Kindergarten

    Students will be able to name three different cycles that occur in the Everglades. Students will be able to name at least three different Everglades plants and or animals and explain which cycles affect them and how.

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    "Create an Animal" Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

    Students will "win' pieces of animals by answering trivia questions about animal’s classification and adaptations. When every group has a “head” “body” and “feet” section of animal, groups will complete a worksheet and draw their new animal and present it to the class.

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    "The Carbon Budget" Climate Change: 4-6th Grade

    Students use math, visual and auditory techniques to demonstrate that the amount of carbon being added to the atmosphere by humans is more than what the planet is removing. This activity can use different learning styles to demonstrate the 2008 global carbon budget. Show that the imbalance of a yearly extra four billion tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the fundamental cause of climate change.

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    "Greenhouse Gasses" Climate Change: 4-6th Grade

    This is an active, running game. Students will be able to show how infra-red radiation is trapped by greenhouse gasses. Students will understand what happens to the temperature of the planet if more greenhouse gasses are put into the atmosphere.

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    "Algae: It Feeds, Kills and Dies" Plant Activities: 4-6th Grade

    Students will be able to: 1) arrange an aquatic food chain in the Everglades, 2) explain how nutrients, in the form of fertilizer, can affect this food chain, and 3) demonstrate how contaminants, like mercury, can end up in our bodies.

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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.”

Did You Know?

Sawgrass Prairie

The Everglades used to span from Lake Okeechobee in central Florida all the way down to Florida Bay. Now only 25% of the historic Everglades remains, which is being protected by the National Park.