Hydrologic restoration in the Florida Everglades Thematic Unit (Early outline/lesson plans)

This topic submitted by J.P. Oehrtman ( coachjpo@aol.com) at 2:52 PM on 4/10/03.

Every now and then we catch a Boa Constrictor, Drake Bay, Costa Rica!

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(This is a very early idea here)
I. The cause of the deterioration of the Everglades
A. Natural Disasters
B. Man-made disasters
1. CS & F
2. Agriculture
II. Effects on the water
A. Reduction in space
B. Smaller head exerting pressure against seawater
C. Severly altered ecosystem
D. Higher phosphorous concentrations
III. Restoration Projects
A. Everglades Nutrient Removal Project
B. Everglades Forever Act
C. Save Our Everglades program

I feel that I can create an entire unit here and include a few activities that students will find both enjoyable and educational.

Thanks,
JP


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