Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
The Hidden Worlds of National Parks: Get your snorkel and your swim fins because we are going to the ocean! Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Today’s Activities

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Engage

Take a tour of Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. Dive a shipwreck, swim through the third-largest coral reef in the world and tour a Civil War-era fort. Copy this file to take notes while you’re on your tour.

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Calculate

Learn to write equations with an unknown using this worksheet

*Answer Sheet

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Science

The park is home to about 30 species of coral. Learn about these corals by visiting the National Parks Service, you’ll find out about two species of threatened coral: elkhorn and staghorn.

How does carpooling relate to coral reefs? Around the world, many coral reefs are in hot water, and it’s getting even hotter. What can we do to preserve these important and diverse ecosystems? Find the answers to these questions here

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History

When you visit The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson, you are treated to one of the most unique National Parks in the world. Not only are you surrounded by a vast expanse of sea, sky, sandy beaches, and coral reef, but you step into a park rich in history including a 19th-century fort, The Civil War, and its most famous prisoner, Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned for his involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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Let's Move!

Get up and dance! Chose one or more of these KIDZ Bop dances and dance like no one is watching.

First, have your child do some warm-up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backward), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push-ups, and sit-ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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Relax

Enter this virtual calming room of a Coral Reef Aquarium. Stay as long as you like.

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