Ambassador of the Wetlands

Picture of Loxahatchee Refuge and childrens hands holding soil and seedlings

This exciting environmental science program is based on a community partnership between Mounts Botanical Garden and Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District.  The program promotes wetland stewardship, water conservation and environmental education and will enhance Everglades knowledge, inspire civic responsibility and a sense of stewardship over our natural resources.  

Photo of Wetland Garden at Mounts.

AOW is designed for high school students and consists 

of a school classroom pre-visit - focusing on core concepts of

the curriculum, followed by one full day of a hands-on,

experimental field trip to Mounts.  During the field experience

students will learn about the Everglades, dip-net in Lake Orth and

identify macroinvertebrates, practice on-site water testing and

interact with a working aquifer model.  Students will also learn about water conservation and what they can do to make a difference.  Core themes will include Florida's geologic history and Everglades formation, the importance of wetlands, ecological functions, and human changes to the natural system.  

Participation in this free program is on a first come, first serve basis.  Preference is given to those classes with a significant emphasis on the environment.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Laura, District Director at 561-792-2727 x 3 or laura.pbswcd@gmail.com.  

"The program is very professional and well organized, which allowed my students to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.  Throughout every moment of the day, the students were engaged and learning.  What an amazing program!!"

Kim Stryker, Western Academy Charter School

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