Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
Royal Palm Day Program
Grades: 5th & 6th
Prerequisites: Royal Palm Day Program Workshop
Registration for 2013-2014 has ended.
For questions please contact the Education Office at (305) 242-7753 or (239) 695-4796 or email us.
At Royal Palm...
Rangers lead students and teachers on exploratory walks through four different habitats: the freshwater slough, sawgrass prairie, pine rocklands, and tropical hardwood hammock. Students have the opportunity to observe alligators, birds, turtles, and fish in their natural habitats.
Students are encouraged to compare the many similarities and differences between the habitats. Rangers challenge students to think about their own connections to this unique place.
Royal Palm Day Program Teacher's Guide.
A brand new publication! This guide will assist teachers with pre-site activities, and has all the information a teacher needs for providing the best field-trip and learning experience. This guide has active hotlinks to other relevent sites.
Watch an 8-minute video showing fifth grade students on a typical ranger-led curriculum-based field trip to Royal Palm.
Did You Know?
The Everglades is not the proverbial swamp many people consider it to be. It is technically a river, flowing southwest at the slow rate of about a quarter mile per day.