Educator Resources

     

Dr. Steve A. Johnson, Dr. Martin B. Main, Esther M. Langan, Monica E. McGarrity, and Dale A. Johnson have created a variety of educator resources that are made available through this website, the University of Florida's Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS), the UF/IFAS bookstore, and the Florida Knowledge Network. Click on the topics below or scroll down for a complete list.

SNAKE SAFETY

Printable Fact Sheets Online

Dealing with Snakes in Florida's Schoolyards (Series of 4)

Dealing with Snakes in Florida's Residential Areas (Series of 4)

"Black Snakes": Identification and Ecology

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Venomous Snakes of the Southeast Poster - small size (3MB pdf)

Venomous Snake Information Sheets

         Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (901KB pdf)

         Pygmy Rattlesnake (854KB pdf)

         Timber Rattlesnake (784KB pdf)

         Water Moccasin aka Cottonmouth (835KB pdf)

         Copperhead (906KB pdf)

         Coralsnake (1062KB pdf)

Know Florida's Venomous Snakes! (1.79MB pdf)

Venomous Snakes Coloring Pages (624KB pdf)

PowerPoint Presentations for Download (with speaking notes)

"Venomous Snakes of the Southeast" (26.5MB)

"Snake Safety" (For young audiences; 22.9MB)

Items for Sale through the IFAS Bookstore

Identification Guide to the Snakes of Florida

Poster - Venomous Snakes of the Southeast (English or Spanish)

CD/DVD Set - Venomous Snakes of the Southeast

FLORIDA'S FROGS

Printable Fact Sheets Online

The Cuban Treefrog in Florida

Florida Invader: Cane Toad

How to Make a Treefrog House (Project for Kids)

Gopher Frogs, Burrows, and Fire: Interactions in the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

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Treefrogs in the Garden brochure (555KB pdf)

Florida Invader: Cuban Treefrog (710KB pdf)

Florida's Frogs Coloring Pages (413KB pdf)

Items for Sale through the IFAS Bookstore

Identification Guide to the Frogs of Florida

INVASIVE SPECIES

The Invader Updater - quarterly e-newsletter for extension professionals

Printable Fact Sheets Online

The Cuban Treefrog in Florida

Florida's Introduced Birds (Series of 9)

Florida Invaders (Series of 8)

Quick Reference Guide: Introduced Constrictors in Florida

Quick Reference Guide: Native Snakes Easily Mistaken for Introduced Constrictors in Florida

Quick Reference Guide: Large Lizards in Florida

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What to do when you can no longer care for your pet amphibian or reptile... (916KB pdf)

Pet buyers' guide to reptiles (2.1MB pdf)

Florida Invader: Cuban Treefrog (710KB pdf)

LINKS FOR EDUCATORS

FCAT style activities!!!

Schoolyard Wildlife Pack - FWC (Grades K-6)

Project Wild and Aquatic Wild - FWC (Grades 3 - 12)

Amphibians and Reptiles

How to Make a Treefrog House (All ages)

Amphibian Alert Curriculum - Smithsonian Nat'l Zoo (Grades 2-5)

Herps of the Southeast Virtual Walk - UGA/SREL (Elementary)

The Amphibian Project - Lessons and Activities (Middle/Junior High)

A Thousand Friends of Frogs - Hamline University

Invasive Species

Playing Smart Against Invasive Species - USDA Forest Service video

PBS Kids - Loop Scoops: Frogs - video

Don't Release a Pest - Freezing is Best - video

The Learning Network (The New York TImes) - Nature's Invaders: Exploring the Effects of Invasive Species on Local Ecosystems

Intruders in Paradise Teacher's Guide (Middle)

Don't Let it Loose! Activity Guide (Junior High)- Everglades Nat'l Park

Everglades National Park Learn & Teach

Invasive Species Interactive Learning Module - NISC

Nonindigenous Species Activities - Mississippi State Univ. Extension

Other Resources

US Fish and Wildlife Service - resources for educators and students

Project Wild: How to think, not what to think - FWC (Grades 3 - 12)

Florida Schoolyard Wildlife Project - FWC (Grades K - 6)

Florida Black Bear: A Threatened Species - FWC (Grades 3 - 8)

Wings over Florida: Junior Birder Program - FWC (Grades 3 - 4)

Wild Action Grant Program - FWC

Schoolyard Habitats - NWF

Florida Project Learning Tree

Urban Forests - Supplement to Learning Tree - University of Florida

SW Florida Water Management District - activities and grants

Spanish Language Resources

Invasores de la Florida (Florida Invaders) - NPS & FWC

Pitones Birmanes en Florida del Sur (Burmese Pythons) UF/IFAS