Everglades Forever: Restoring America's Great Wetland

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A photo-essay about the Florida Everglades, its unique ecosystem, and the efforts currently underway to restore it is told within the framework of a class study project and visit to the Everglades.

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Trish Marx nonfiction books for young readers have won numerous awards, including a Skipping Stones Honor Award for Everglades Forever, published by LEE & LOW BOOKS. For Steel Drumming at the Apollo, Marx and Senisi spent many hours with the members of the Hamilton Hill Steel Drum Band, talking with them and photographing during jam sessions, rehearsals, and Apollo Theater competitions.

Cindy Karp is a photojournalist who has covered political and environmental issues, human interest stories, and breaking news. She previously worked for Time magazine and is currently a freelance photographer who contributes regularly to The New York Times and other publications. For EVERGLADES FOREVER, Karp and Marx spent time with Ms. Stone's class and visited the Everglades with them. Karp lives in Miami, Florida, which used to be part of the Everglades.

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Grade 3-6 - Exploring this ecosystem with a passionate fifth-grade teacher from Homestead, FL, and her motivated students provides a very personal understanding of the environment and the impact of development. As the class began its study of the Everglades, four students took a weekend trip to the northern area of the park and explored its history, biology, anthropology, and even politics, as they learned about the past, present, and future of this environment. They went back to school determined to see the Everglades restored in their lifetimes. Then the entire class took a field trip to the area and learned more about its different habitats and began to grasp the wide-ranging effects of farming and development in the wetlands. Rich, informative photographs are filled with life; the children, and the animals and plants of the Everglades are vibrantly depicted, and are paired with a text that includes some difficult concepts and language but is also full of adventure and interest. The maps lack detail but make their points; one shows the boundaries of the Everglades National Park and other areas that surround it, and others show the changes in the flow of water. This photo-essay is a great way to encourage environmental awareness and responsibility in children, and a fun way to begin to explore the wetlands. - Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL
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