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Ecology/Environmental Science Project



Title:

Learning about “THE REAL FLORIDA”

Introduction:

The Longleaf Pine-Turkey Oak Habitat is an upland savanna-like ecosystem that once covered most of the Southeastern United States but is now in danger of becoming extinct. Bok Tower Gardens, located at the highest point on the peninsular of Florida, known as the Lake Wales Ridge area, has managed to preserve a part of the ecosystem near the tower.

Bok Tower Gardens and the Pine Ridge Nature Preserve area are very near Lake Wales High School and many plants and animals distinctive to the area are in danger of extinction.

Enjoy our virtual trail hike documented with pictures and Global Positioning System (GPS) points.

The City of Lake Wales
The official Bok Tower Site

What We Learned

Lake Wales High School, Lake Wales, Florida 33853