Scroll down to read updates plus check out the links on the upper right for information on our Magnet Program. We're one of a kind and located in Plantation, Florida. Please return to the site for updates throughout the year. The site was created by web design student Ashlyn Valdes as her senior project. For magnet information contact JoAnn Cantlupe, Magnet Coordinator at Joann.Cantlupe@browardschools.com. Call 754-323-1982 for program information
2019-2020 Coming Attractions
*May 22 2 p.m. *Tentative?
Florida Schools Closed Until Further Notice Learning Continues Online *Graduation Nova Southeastern University *Tentative?
Magnet freshmen completed their Ethical Angling with hands on practice at Heritage Park. Over the last week and half, students learned about habitats, fish biology, responsible fishing practices, and took there skills to the lake! At the end of the course taught by Youth Environmental Alliance and Fish Florida students caught a few bass, but and enjoying being outside at Heritage Park.
Going Slogging: No Gators This Trip
All 9th grade magnet students in Experimental Science 1 spent the day at Holiday Park experiencing the Everglades Up Close and Personal. After a brief explanation of how every is affected by climate change because they are "connected," students spent some of the day in different activities: riding in an airboat, testing the water at different locations, dipping invertebrates from the water and "slogging" through waist-high water.More photos in FIELD TRIPS.
Parents Raise Funds During the year, the magnet parent group, Fans of the Everglades Restoration Magnet (FERM) host activities to raise funds to help the program. Sometimes people need to bring flyers and other times just sign up. If you shop online and use Amazon, please consider using FERM as your donation spot. It cost you nothing but makes a difference to the students as funds help cover trips and school supplies. Link: https://smile.amazon.com and use Fans of the Everglades Restoration Magnet for future purchases. For more information on the organization, click F.E.R.M for Parents on the navigator above.
Freshmen Learn in HOPE All 9th grade magnet students spent one day at Broward College's Tigertail Lake to learn water safety skills. After passing the swimming assessment earlier in the year at a pool, they now faced open water since the Everglades is the River of Grass and many trips revolve around water. More photos in FIELD TRIPS.
Billie Swamp Safari/Museum Juniors in the Cambridge Cultural class studied the Seminole history and cultural just before Winter Break. Two busloads of upperclassmen spent an entire day on the reservation. After breaking into two groups, half rode in swamp buggies and studied the wildlife on the preserve. Then they participated in the animal show before watching the venomous snake presentation. The other group first toured the Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki Museum, saw a video about Seminole history and then took a nature walk showing plants the Seminole continue to use in their daily lives. More photos in FIELD TRIPS.
Gardenology 2.0: Planting Edible Gardens Students in Honor Expeimental Science got down and dirty learning about sustainable gardening on school campus. The freshmen created above-ground garden beds and used appropriate soil for edible plants. Throughout the year they will maintain the gardens with companion plants added. Students will enjoy the mature plant and enjoy the "fruits of their labor."
Birch State Park Memories Magnet upperclassmen and women joined YEA! at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for canoeing, collecting water samples, cleaning the beach, hiking on a nature trail as they identified and characterized the flora and fauna at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. More photos in FIELD TRIPS.
Unique partnerships are available
Would you or your company like to be a partner of the magnet program? Money needed to purchase special supplies and materials for the classrooms as well as fund student scholarships. If you can provide educational support, site visits and internship positions, please contact the magnet coordinator at JoAnn.Cantlupe@browardschools.com. Sponsorships are available and can be paid online (see the link above): $500 - Florida Panther; $250 - Rosette Spoonbill; $100 - Apple Snail; and $25-99 - Wildflower. If you wish to help a special class or magnet organization, please note it on the donation. Partners and Links are found in the navigation buttons. We gladly accept donations for South Plantation High's Environmental Science & Everglades Restoration Magnet Program a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Simply click on the button below to process your donation.