Everglades Environmental Education Program
The National Park Service seeks to instill in all visitors an appreciation for South Florida's natural areas and to cultivate an awareness of the many challenges they face. Everglades National Park sponsors on-site, curriculum-based education programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes. As today's students become tomorrow's leaders, we hope that they will be motivated to help solve the problems we face today.
These programs are best suited for local schools within reasonable driving distance to the park. Participation in these programs is free of charge and only available by advance reservation.
Currently, the park offers four main programs:
4th Grade - Shark Valley Day Program
5th & 6th Grade - Royal Palm Day Program
5th & 6th Grade - Loop Road Camp Program
5th & 6th Grade -
All participating teachers are required to attend training workshops before bringing their classes to the park. Workshops give teachers valuable background information and resources for bringing the Everglades into the classroom. The ranger-led program serves as one component of a complete Everglades curriculum.
Download the "Camping Program Teacher's Guide" for 5th and 6th grades.
Download the "Royal Palm Teacher's Guide" for 5th and 6th grades.
Download the "Shark Valley Teacher's Guide" for 4th grade.
Ranger-led programs for other grades may be arranged as a Special Request Program (subject to staffing).