Everglades Rising

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, The Everglades: River of Grass, 1947

The Kern team explores the habitats and inhabitants of the Everglades bio-region: a vast wilderness area whose eastern boundary hugs the sprawling urban landscape of Miami.

While the Everglades is a wild, seemingly endless wetland ecosystem, it has been tamed. Audiences will learn about how the watershed has been altered, the threats faced by invasive species, and the looming effects of climate change.

Everglades Rising will be available to stream on this page on October 1, 2020. We will begin scheduling video chat Q&A sessions with the filmmaker, open to Miami-Dade County Public School classrooms on August 19, 2020.

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Thunderstorm over an Everglades prairie, photo by Richard Kern
Great egret, photo by Richard Kern
Liguus tree snails, photographs by Richard Kern
Richard exploring an Everglades cypress dome