Curriculum Materials

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Resources for Teachers

Incorporate the Everglades into your lesson planning

In partnership with teachers, we are proud to offer multidisciplinary, curriculum-based activities that bring relevant lessons from the field into the classroom. These materials can be used as pre-site lessons for any in-park field trip.


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To request hard copies or digital copies of the following activity guides, please email the Everglades Education Department or call (305) 242-7753.

Everglades ID Sheet

"Life in the Everglades" ID Sheet

Designed for easy identification of plants and animals, this sheet can be used to familiarize yourself before your visit, or bring them along on your own self guided tour. This two-sided ID sheet has detailed pictures of common plants and animals seen in the sloughs and sawgrass prairie areas like the Anhinga Trail.

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K-3: Everglades ABCs

This guide provides teachers of K-3 students with a variety of classroom activities to spark the imagination of younger learners.

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4th Grade: The Journey of Wayne Drop

Aimed at fourth-grade students living in the historic Everglades watershed, the Journey of Wayne Drop takes students on an interactive trip from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee, through the Everglades, and out to Florida Bay.
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4th-6th Grades: South Florida National Parks Activity Guide

This guide provides a series of interactive indoor and outdoor activities to make learning fun, as well as resource information for teachers. Topics include: south Florida National Parks, water, the environment, plants, wildlife, and native peoples.

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5th-8th Grades: Climate Change Activities

Suitable for 5th-6th grade students, these basic climate change activities can help teach about the greenhouse effect, sea-level rise and the carbon budget.

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5th-8th Grades: Don't Let it Loose Activity Guide

This activity guide encourages teachers to explore the role of non-native species in our natural ecosystems. Interactive games and classroom activities instill students with the importance of responsible pet selection and ownership.

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K-8: Everglades Mountains & Valleys Lesson Plans

Curriculum-based lesson plans and activities to be used in conjunction with the Everglades Mountains and Valleys video series. All lesson plans are written by local south Florida teachers and park rangers.


Additional Education Resources

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These materials are generously supported by grants from The Alliance For Florida's National Parks and The National Park Foundation.

Last updated: September 15, 2023

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