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Ambassador of the Wetlands

This exciting environmental science program provides environmental education that will enhance Everglades knowledge in a wetland setting, inspire civic responsibility and a sense of stewardship over our natural resources.  It includes field trips to visit a "model" wetland garden at the Mounts Botanical Garden and a "real" wetland at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.  

The program is designed for high school students and consists of a school classroom pre-visit, one full day of a hands-on, experimental field trip to both Mounts and the Refuge, and a reflective post-visit in the classroom.  Core themes will include Florida's geologic history and Everglades formation, the importance of wetlands, ecological functions, human changes to the natural system, Everglades restoration, and what young people can do to help.  

Participation in this free program is on a first come, first serve basis and number is limited.  Preference is given to environmental magnet schools and 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  

"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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