Did you know?
Everglades National Park celebrates it's birthday on December 6th! On December 6th, 1947, the government set aside 1.5 million acres of protected land (a small fraction of its original size) as Everglades National Park.
Before there was an Everglades National Park there was Everglades, the ecosystem. This Everglades has been around for 5,000 years!
The original Everglades used to reach all the way from the Orlando area to Florida Bay. It was a big wilderness of wetlands containing sawgrass marshes, freshwater sloughs, mangrove swamps, pine rocklands and hardwood hammocks.
Use a dictionary to find the meaning of each of the words below:
The Everglades are in Florida. Learn more about Florida with this worksheet.
Frogs live in The Everglades. Solve this problem about a frog.
Enjoy a tour of the Everglades below: