Did you know?
Everglades National Park celebrates it's birthday on December 6th! On December 6th, 1947, the government set aside 1.5 million acres of protected land (a small fraction of its original size) as Everglades National Park.
Before there was an Everglades National Park there was Everglades, the ecosystem. This Everglades has been around for 5,000 years!
The original Everglades used to reach all the way from the Orlando area to Florida Bay. It was a big wilderness of wetlands containing sawgrass marshes, freshwater sloughs, mangrove swamps, pine rocklands and hardwood hammocks.
Alligators live in the Everglades, and start with the letter A. Read more about things that start with the letter A with this emergent reader.
HandwritingPractice writing the letter A here.
Draw a picture to help you remember the meaning of each of the words below:
Alligators and crocodiles both live in the Everglades. Practice greater or less than with this alligator themed worksheet.