Make a Trip to the Everglades Educational

educationalThe Everglades isn’t just a fun place to explore, it can be very educational, as well. From the ecosystem to animals, there’s so much to learn about or in this National Park. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, the Everglades is a great place to bring children and teenagers to educate them on so many different topics.

The National Park Service and Everglades National Park offers a lot of different materials for educators or parents to use with their children in the classroom, at home, or even in the Park itself.

Below, we wanted to share some of these guides:

  • Life of the Everglades ID Sheet – This worksheet has pictures of common plants and animals seen in sloughs and sawgrass prairie areas like the Anhinga Trail. You can easily bring this sheet to the Park to identify a certain plant or animal you spot.
  • K-3: Everglades ABCs – This guide is filled with a lot of classroom activities for young children.
  • 4th Grade: The Journey of Wayne Drop: This guide teacher fourth grader about the Everglades Watershed through an interactive trip through the Park.
  • 4th-6th Activity Guide – This guide provides interactive indoor and outdoor activities about the Park, plants, animals, native peoples, and more.
  • Climate Change Activities – These activities aim to teach 5th and 6th grade students about the greenhouse effect, sea level rising, and carbon budget.
  • 5th-8th Don’t Let it Loose Activity Guide: This guide talks about non-native and invasive species that are not good for the natural ecosystem.
  • K-8: Everglades Mountains & Valleys Lessons Plans: These are curriculum-based plans and activities written by local south Florida teachers and park rangers.


Whether you’re a teacher, home school children, run a day care, or are just bringing your kids to the Park, these activities are a great way for them to learn about what’s happening to and in the Park. To request for these guides, call  (305) 242-7753.

To view all the wonderful plant life and wildlife you will read in these guides, go on an airboat tour! Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours give you a glimpse of the Everglades like no other. Captain Mitch has been navigating the Everglades for decades! To book an airboat ride, click Everglades airboat rides page or call 800-368-0065.