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Ecology -- Florida

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TIME: Tide and Inflows in the Mangroves of the Everglades

The Tides and Inflows in the Mangroves of the Everglades (TIME) project of the USGS South Florida Ecosystem Program is "a joint research effort to investigate the interacting effects of freshwater inflows and tidal forces in and along the mangrove ecotone of south Florida." This Webpage is designed as an open interface through which scientists may share information and disseminate findings to...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-031-01/
Everglades National Park: Curriculum Materials

This educational resource from the Everglades National Park provides a variety of activities for grades K-6. Covering a wide variety of life science subjects, lesson plans include habitat, food chains, biodiversity, and more. A geography lesson is included, but is most applicable for those living in Florida. There are lots of additional teacher resources for honing up on Everglades-related topics,...

https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/education/curriculummaterials...
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce: The Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory

Florida's Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is recognized as possibly the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the continental US. The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce manages the IRL Species Inventory Project, which includes an online database of taxonomic, ecological, and life history information of species in the estuary. Researchers, educators, and resource managers are encouraged to...

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/research/smithsonian-marine-st...
Florida Center For Environmental Studies

Based at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, the Florida Center for Environmental Studies collects and disseminates research and educational materials related to water-dominated ecosystems, especially the Everglades. Scholars working in the field of ecology will want to read about their current multi-year research projects, which include working to coordinate ecological restoration efforts...

http://www.ces.fau.edu/
Florida Plants Online: Young Naturalist's Page

Hosted by Florida Plants Online and edited by Botanist Leigh Fulghum, this Young Naturalist website provides links to a wide variety of educational sites for students, teachers, and parents. The Young Naturalist site focuses on Florida's natural history, but connects to resources useful for students in other geographic regions as well. The natural history resources are organized by such categories...

http://www.floridaplants.com/youngn.htm
Florida Citrus Industry Oral Histories

What's so special about oranges? They are a major cash crop for Florida and other warm weather places, and this fascinating oral history project from the University of South Florida (USF) explores the very nature of this industry. Working together with the USF's Patel Center for Global Studies, oral historian William Mansfield conducted 20 interviews regarding the impact of globalization on the...

https://digital.lib.usf.edu/ohp-flcitrus