The Florida Everglades are in
serious danger due to many years of farming and urban development.
Recently, much attention has been brought to this issue. The U.S.
government has been taking an active role, but it is still
important for citizens to realize the danger that this ecosystem
is in and how they can help.
Students will learn about the characteristics of the Florida
Everglades. Students will learn about ways they can help protect the Florida
At the World Wildlife Foundation’s website, students can view
a short clip about Florida’s Everglades. At this website
students will also be able to read about how the Everglades
are in danger and what is being done to help protect the
animals and land.
To determine how fully students
understand the importance of preservation and conservation, have
students create a Save the Everglades poster. To enhance writing
skills, students can also write persuasive letters to the school
newspaper as to why students should help protect Florida’s
Everglades and what they can do.
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