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Welcome to the Educator's Resources page of the Water's Journey: Everglades film and web documentary. Here, you'll find a comprehensive guide to additional water, agriculture and environmental resources that are relevant to studying and learning about the Everglades.
South Florida Water Management District's Educational Resources
Workshops and materials for elementary, secondary, high school and college level study of water resource issues for teachers and students.
SFWMD's Education Resources List
The South Florida Water Management District offers a variety of educational resources for free to all educators, including posters, videos, classroom displays and more.
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The Journey of Wayne Drop
http://www.evergladesplan.org/education/educ_resources.cfm
Aimed at fourth-grade classes in the Okeechobee, Kissimmee, and Everglades area, the Journey of Wayne Drop curriculum kit takes students on an interactive trip from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee, through the Everglades, and out to Florida Bay. The kit is a great tool for teaching students about our world-famous watershed. Curriculum guides and booklets are available through county science coordinators.
The Living Everglades
A website designed to provide citizens, scientists, teachers, and students access to a vast amount of information and data about the Florida Everglades.
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The Everglades: An American Treasure
http://www.sfwmd.gov/stude/e_aat.html
This five day lesson was created to help students explore the interconnected biotic and abiotic systems that weave together to form our American Treasure, the Everglades. Complete lesson includes student booklet, FCAT ready teacher guide, poster and special companion video produced by the Cousteau Foundation.
Florida's Project Wet
Florida Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) engages students in inquiry-based activities that relate to the water resources students know: the bath, the ocean, the creek behind their house. Educating while it entertains, Project WET carries a message of water resource education and reinforces classroom concepts. Project WET activities assist in teaching Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and Sunshine State Standards.
Learn more about Project Wet
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) is a nonprofit organization that develops, distributes and trains teachers and agriculture industry volunteers in its agricultural curricula and materials, which they in turn use to educate students about the importance of agriculture.
Learn more about Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
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Life on an Ocean Planet
Published by Current Publishing, Inc.
Current Publishing Corporation offers Life On An Ocean Planet, a new and exciting high school marine science program for all students who want to discover, explore, and investigate the fascinating world of ocean and aquatic sciences.
Life on an Ocean
Chapter 14: Marine Ecosystems, Excerpt;
· Coastal Ecosystems: Shrimp - Versatile Coastal Critters
A laboratory and activity manual from Life on an Ocean Planet, Chapter 14;
A laboratory answer key from the Teacher Edition of Life on an Ocean Planet, Chapter 14;
· Coastal Ecosystems - Estuaries, Salt Marshes, Mangrove Swamps, Seagrasses
Test Bank with Answer Key;
· Coastal Ecosystems - Intertidal Zones, Beaches, Kelp and Seaweed, Coral Reefs
Test Bank with Answer Key;
Florida Farm Bureau's Educational Resources
The Florida Farm Bureau offers several different programs to help teachers integrate agriculture into the classroom.
Teacher Mini-Grants
The Florida Farm Bureau offers a grants program for teachers who wish to integrate agricultural issues in the classroom. The grants have no subject boundaries but can include environmental education, science, and social studies.
Women's Committee Youth Speech Context
Each year the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Women's Committee sponsors a Youth Speech Contest starting at the county level. The winner of the county contest competes in a district contest; the district winner then goes to the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in October to compete in the state competition with the other seven district winners.
Florida Earth Foundation
Florida Earth Foundation is committed to engaging core constituencies in order to enhance Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration, through the support of outreach, education and research.
Learn more about Florida Earth Foundation
Other Environmental Education Resources
Florida Department of Education - Environmental Education Resources
The Florida Department of Education's Environmental Educational Resources website lists numerous resources for educators and students.
Florida Envirothon
The Florida Envirothon is a problem solving, natural resource education program for high school students. It is a field-oriented program in which students, working in teams of five, learn to use critical thinking skills, work as a team, and develop problem-solving and communications skills to conduct investigations about environmental issues. The 2006 Florida Envirothon will be held at the Silver River State Park; Silver River flows into the Ocklawaha River, a major tributary of the St. Johns River watershed.
Project Wild and Aquatic Wild - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Project Wild and Aquatic Wild is a conservation and environmental education program for K-12 educators. Educators get hands-on experience in at least five activities and receive the Project Wild K-12 Activity Guide, focusing on wildlife and habitat, and the Aquatic Education Activity Guide, emphasizing aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems.
Florida Schoolyard Wildlife Project - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Schoolyard Wildlife Project is an environmental education program for K-12 educators to learn how to turn school grounds into effective outdoor classrooms. The Schoolyard Wildlife Project's resources help teachers incorporate Florida's natural history into curricula to teach environmental awareness, problem-solving, basic biology, and ecological principles.
US EPA - High School Education Center
This is the Environmental Protection Agency's web portal for High School students and teachers. Resources include information on water conservation, watershed, and ecosystem protection.
US EPA - Middle School Student Center
This site provides resources and links for teachers and students in grades 5 through 8.
US EPA - Teachers Center
This site provides a variety of resources for educators on conservation and environmental protection.
USGS Water Resources - Information for Students and Teachers
This site provides educator resources from the U. S. Geological Survey.
EELink
Environmental Education on the Internet is a resource designed to support students, teachers, and professionals in K-12 environmental education, such as media specialists, in-service providers, nature center staff, and curriculum developers. The site contains an extensive catalog of environmental-based school projects, classroom activities, and lesson plans.
SeaWorld - Water Unit (Grades 4-8)
SeaWorld's online Water Unit is designed to help students explore the forms and properties of water and its key role in sustaining plant and animal life.
Water Environment Federation - Classroom Connection
Hands-on activities from The Water Sourcebook are designed for use by teachers, non-formal educators, and water quality professionals. The Water Sourcebook series covers today's most important water environment topics.
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