Young Friends of the Everglades

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Friends of the Everglades

The Young Friends program fosters a lifelong love for the environment in students.


raised by 4 people

$5,000 goal

Young Friends of the Everglades empowers youth to be informed change-makers in their communities and beyond.

Everglades Learning Exploration Kits

Packed with original lessons and professionally curated resources inspired by the legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, our Exploration Kits bring an Everglades experience right to classrooms, at no cost to educators. 

Classroom Workshops

Our immersive classroom presentations invite students to dive into the fascinating world of the Everglades with our Young Friends expert educators as they discover what makes this unique ecosystem so special. 

Future Goals

In 2024, we hope to expand our program to include the following:

  • A class set of our brand new game, Everglades Food Chain, in each kit
  • Facilitated field trips to the Everglades for participating Title I schools

Everglades Learning Exploration Kits Include:

  • An interactive classroom presentation led by Young Friends expert educators
  • 4 Standards-Aligned, Cross-Curricular Lesson Sequences
  • 1 Life-Sized American Alligator Banner + Bonus Math Lesson
  • 16 copies of Marjory Saves the Everglades by Sandra Neil Wallace
  • 16 copies of Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Voice of the Everglades by Jennifer Bryant
  • 1 copy of Everglades by Jean Craighead George
  • 1 copy of Life in the Everglades: A Young Naturalist’s Guide by Mindy Dickman
  • Maps of Florida, Everglades National Park, Pre- and Post- Drainage Maps
  • 6 Tape Measures
  • Everglades Champion Certificates
  • Digital and Print Resources

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