DESIGN THE 2024
K-12 STUDENT COMPETITION
The Everglades Foundation invites K-12 students, in Florida, to submit designs for our
2024 Everglades Challenge Coin! The winner’s design will be featured on challenge coins presented to Everglades Champion Schools, and to distinguished individuals in our community.
This year’s theme is “Only One Everglades.” Based on that theme, you’re encouraged
to design an original art piece that depicts one animal and/or plant found in the Everglades.
Please avoid creating a design with a manatee, spoonbill, panther, otter, or mangroves
as these were featured on previous coins.
Stay tuned for the 2024 winner!
Literacy Program ?
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 PreK-12 Teacher Toolkit with 41 comprehensive Everglades lessons. plans that align with State Academic Standards.
Additional instructional 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 WHO SUPPORT THE EVERGLADES LITERACY PROGRAM AND INITIATIVES
Gerald A. & Karen A. Kolschowsky Foundation
Sharkey Family Foundation
Gary C. Wendt