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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Shark Valley Day Program

Grade: 4th

Prerequisite: Shark Valley Day Program Workshop

Maximum Group Size:
58 students plus teachers and chaperones
(1 adult per 10 students, not to exceed 64 total)

Request a date:
There are no remaining Shark Valley Day Program dates for the 2014-15 school year. If you would still like to bring your class to the Everglades, see how you can easily lead your own field trip

Questions:
Call 305-242-7753 or email us

 
Students enjoy expansive views as they follow a ranger up to the Shark Valley observation tower.
Students enjoy expansive views as they follow a ranger up the Shark Valley observation tower.
NPS Photo
 
At Shark Valley...
Students and teachers explore the vast Shark Valley Slough on a narrated open-air tram tour. Alligators, wading birds, turtles and fish are just a few of the residents commonly encountered.

During the excursion, students learn about and experience first hand the watershed of the Everglades. Rangers challenge students to think about their own connections to this important watershed. The trip includes a short hike to the observation tower for a bird’s eye view!

 

Download Shark Valley Teachers guide (small) 1.6 Mb

Download Shark Valley Teachers guide (large) 20 mb

Did You Know?

Tropical Hardwood Hammock

The “high and dry” tree islands of the Everglades are called tropical hardwood hammocks. The park marks a significant edge of the northern limits of many subtropical plants and the southern limits of many temperate plants. This provides quite a unique and beautiful landscape.