The Everglades Literacy Program empowers the next generation of conservation stewards by investing in teachers to drive cultural change within schools for the benefit of local and ecological communities.
As the vital efforts of Everglades restoration takes center stage, it is important to recognize the key to long-term sustainability rests on the shoulders of the next generation understanding the ecological and economic value of the Everglades.
The Everglades Literacy Program gives teachers the tools and knowledge to teach and move forward in educating current and future generations. The program provides teachers, students, schools, and families with:
STEM based professional development – Everglades Literacy Teacher Trainings
Free lessons and materials for each teacher who attends a teacher training
Free, online K-12 Teacher Toolkit with 36 comprehensive Everglades lesson plans that align with Florida State Standards
Distance learning resources for the classroom or virtual classroom
K-12 Everglades Champion Schools Program- designed to showcase and recognize exceptional Everglades literacy efforts in a school
Classroom presentations, participation in science nights, field trips, and other school events
THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS FOR GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
TO SUPPORT THE EVERGLADES LITERACY PROGRAM AND INITIATIVES