​The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.​ Serving as an influential powerhouse in the

environmental world, The Everglades Foundation has a history of influencing environmental policy by providing bipartisan solutions backed by sound scientific research.

Rooted in science and inspired by these solutions, The Everglades Foundation takes on a powerful democratic approach when advocating for the restoration of America’s beloved wetland.

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EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

 

Mission & Vision

The Everglades Foundation works to protect and restore America’s Everglades through science, advocacy and education.

We envision an everglades with abundant freshwater for consumption, enjoyment, ecological health and economic growth for generations to come.

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EVERGLADES EDUCATION

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

 
 

DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION & PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S EVERGLADES

Meet The Team

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Jennifer Diaz

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Everglades Literacy Program Coordinator - Orlando

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Environmental Education Specialist

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K-12 Education and Outreach Assistant

Learn  how you can implement the Everglades Literacy Program in your school and classroom by contacting us today.

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FROM KISSIMMEE TO MONROE
An Everglades Educational Journey awaits

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FOR ANY GENERAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US:

Telephone: (305) 251-0001 

Email: info@evergladesliteracy.org

18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625 Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157

If you’d like more information about the

Everglades Champion Schools Recognition Program, please contact:

evergladeschampion@evergladesfoundation.org

 

CONTACT US

18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625 

Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Phone: (305) 251-0001

info@evergladesliteracy.org