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The U.S. Geological Survey's SOFIA Kid's Page
This website about South Florida water, ecosystems, and animals offers information and activities for primary through middle school children. It includes present and past flow patterns and plans to restore the ecosystem; brief descriptions of coral reefs, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood hammocks (thick stands of hardwood trees on slight rises in wetlands), mangroves, pinelands and scrubs (pinewood plant communities on well-drained, sandy soils); and creatures, including birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. There are printable images for coloring, and games, including memory games about birds, invasive species, and bugs, and a heron tile game.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-349
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'South Florida Information Access'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Heather Henckel
United States Geological Survey