Share your knowledge of alligators with
Sharing your knowledge of alligators and alligator
safety contributes to public safety, and promotes a greater
appreciation for the marvels of nature and to a better
understanding of our place in it and how our enjoyment of it truly
enhances our lives.
Did you know? You can
learn to be a Florida naturalist, and teach others what you've
learned. Check out the University of Florida's special
program for Florida
citizens and visitors.
Teaching children is especially beneficial as it
helps them avoid the trouble wrought by irrational fears and the
fallacies of a pop culture which often portrays alligators
wrongly. Furthermore, teaching children instills in them a lifelong
appreciation and enjoyment of nature, along with a keen sense of
ecology and conservation.
Residents and visitors to alliigator
territory should cultivate a sense of pride in these
animals and in their habitat. This reptile has lived almost
unchanged for perhaps millions of years, and is now successfully
(overall) sharing territory with a large number of humans. We
are, in the largest, most important sense, a part of nature.
Learning about these animals and about your local environment
will improve your quality of life!