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The materials listed below can be used by teachers as well as students of all ages. These fun and informative materials will complement your existing environmental education lesson plans.

Fun Stuff for Kids - Let's Save the Everglades Together!
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Indian River Lagoon Coloring Book [PDF] – Learn about and bring life to the birds, fish, reptiles and other creatures depicted in their natural habitats in one of the richest and most productive aquatic ecosystems in the world! See why aquatic preserves are so exceptional.

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Water Cycle Poster [PDF]
Water makes many stops as it travels in a great circle called The Water Cycle. Help your students learn how this precious resource travels and transforms within our atmosphere. To order posters for your classroom, please contact your local service center.

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Florida DEP's Kid's page – This Website offers a variety of activities, fun facts, quizzes, spelling lists, environmental ABC's and games, as well as materials like postcards

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Learning About the Everglades – Resources include a virtual tour of the Everglades; an interactive view of the plants and animals of the Everglades; and the adventures of Wayne Drop (not Rain Drop) as he explores the Everglades, and shares what he's learned.

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Teaching/Learning About the Everglades – A special educational section on the web site for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan/CERP (a joint SFWMD and Army Corps of Engineers, and other state, federal and local government partners).

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More Everglades for kids!– Games to help you learn about the Everglades, requiring a Flash Player for your browser.

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U.S. Geological Services (USGS) Kid's Corner – Resources include a virtual tour of south Florida ecosystems; views of the area's plants and animals; coloring pages and more.

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Florida International University – The Everglades Digital Library offers Everglades Educational materials for older students, from Teacher's Guides to detailed brochures about the animals and plants of the Everglades.

 
Posters, Publications & Web sites from SFWMD
  • Satellite Image of South Florida – "Journey Through the K-O-E Watershed" [PDF]
    A two-sided poster with Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades ecosystem information on back. (Download only – currently out of print)

  • Managing Every Drop [PDF]
    This poster illustrates how water is managed throughout the year, to minimize flooding and maximize storage while preserving water quality and natural environments.

  • Florida Waters Resource Manual [PDF]

  • The South Florida Environmental Report
    This two volume report now includes information on Lake Okeechobee, the Kissimmee River and Coastal Ecosystems. It also includes other annual reports.

  • Miscellaneous – limited quantities available
    • Freddy Stickers – Freddy the Alligator decals with water conservation tips
    • SFWMD logo stickers (forward adhesive)
    • SFWMD logo stickers (reverse adhesive)

 
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