Everglades Forever: Restoring America's Great Wetland
By Trish Marx
Photographed by Cindy Karp
"In the whole world, there is only one Everglades."
Every year the students in Ms. Stone's class study the Everglades. This majestic wetland near their school in Homestead, Florida, is home to a special mix of plants, animals, water, and weather found nowhere else on Earth.
As the children explore Everglades National Park and the nearby Miccosukee Reservation, they discover each area’s habitats, wildlife, and plant life. They also learn that pollution and disrupted water flow have put the Everglades in danger but that people, environmental agencies, and governments are now working to control the damage. Most important is the Everglades Restoration Plan, an unprecedented ecological intervention that will restore the natural flow of water and allow the plants and animals of the Everglades to survive.
In Everglades Forever, Trish Marx and Cindy Karp provide an exciting introduction to America's great wetland. Like the students in Ms. Stone's class, children everywhere will realize the difference they can make in protecting and rescuing one of the grandest natural areas of the world.
For additional connections and exploration of themes, pair these field trip and activity ideas with Everglades Forever
About the Creators
has written several books for children. Marx specializes in nonfiction, especially current events and environmental issues—interests that stem from her background in teaching and journalism. Marx lives in New York City.
has had a distinguished career as a photojournalist. She worked in Latin America for a decade as a photographer for TIME, and has traveled the world covering wars, political figures, and breaking news stories. She now works freelance in a wide variety of venues. Karp lives in Miami, Florida.
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Interest Level:Grades 3 - 7
Reading Level:Grades 4 - 4
Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Nature/Science, Nonfiction, Classroom Activities, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Multiethnic interest, Mentors, Friendship, Environment/Nature, Education, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Animals, Exploring Ecosystems, Gratitude, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, Leadership, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Water
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English Guided Reading Level S, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Informational Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School, Diverse Background English Collection Grades 3-6, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Environmental Collection, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), Water Collection, Nonfiction Collection Middle School, Climate Justice Appendix B Diverse Collection High School,