Evergleades Photo SlideShow

The Photographs

Up until 1900, all of South Florida was one gigantic swamp. To make way for agriculture and urban development, the city drained the swamp and diverted the natural water flow. Today the Everglades is a skeleton of what it once was and Florida is launching one of the largest swamp restoration projects in the world to try to recover this invaluable resource. Our on-line photo exhibit accompanies our study guide and asks students to consider past and present threats to wetlands.

Photographs by Grant Bemis