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Everglades Teacher Development Workshop

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017


All the habitats in the Everglades are defined by one key attribute: height. Even a slight difference in elevation can transform a sawgrass prairie into a cypress swamp, or a mangrove forest into a slough. Each of these habitats provides a home for different species and how each is being challenged by climate change.  We will be discussing not only the differences between the Florida Everglades various habitats but also introduce students to the danger of invasive species and how they become a threat to its natural balance.

Teachers will learn to use sculpture as a means of demonstrating how elevation differentiates habitat and how sea level rise threatens to drown many Everglades habitats.

Sunday, December 10

Love The Everglades AIRBOAT TOUR

Counting as additional professional development points Teachers are invited to attend an Airboat tour with the founders of the Love The Everglades Foundation.  Love the Everglades is a not for profit organization whose mission is to implement evolving strategies across the full spectrum of being which address the environmental, structural, cultural and spiritual problems plaguing the Florida Everglades by raising awareness and organizing positive community engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels.  Through a tour of conservation Area 3A Teachers will be presented an introduction to Everglades restorations, Miccosukee cultural perspectives and environmental protection initiatives, political challenges as well as artistic and spiritual interpretations.  

Must be a Miami Dade County Public School Teacher to attend.

Registration required.

Register Here.

Daily Agenda


9:30AM Class begins with the day’s topic from a scientific perspective

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Workshop resumes with a creative interpretation of the day’s lesson.

3:30 PM Close the day



December 10, 2017

10:00 AM Rendezvous, Welcome, Orientation –

11:00 PM Load Airboat

2:00 PM Return from Tour for 30 minute wrap up


Saturday, December 9, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017