In this episode, students explore Everglades National Park in Florida and the island of Yakushima in Japan. Everglades National Park consists of vast wetlands and mangrove forests. The island of Yakushima is home to a forest of ancient trees that are over 1000 years old and features a variety of vegetation types ranging from subtropical to alpine. This fertile island is a microcosm of the various natural environments that exist on the islands of the Japanese Archipelago. Part of the “World Heritage” series.