Environmental Study Project

Adriana Murphy

Weather

July is the hottest month in Orlando with an average temperature of 82.4°F and the coldest is in January at 59°F. In July it is the wettest month with and average of 196 mm of rain. Also July is the best month to swim in the sea because the average sea temperature is 84.2°F. Days:117 Inches:50.7 Millimeters:1289


Natural Disasters

in 2004, Hurricane Charley hit Florida Charley's winds were close to 150 mph, making it an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane.Charley caused 15 deaths, ten of which were in the U.S. It caused about $14 billion of damage to the U.S.


  • Keep an eye on the news (be informed)
  • Prepare your clothing, food, shelter, and safety.
  • For the house kit, pack additional food and water and know what important items you want to take with you if you need to evacuate.
  • Get an emergency kit
  • Make sure you have a safe place to hide




History

Orlando was founded back in the 1838. During the 1880s some of the pioneers started growing citrus trees. The growth of Orlando in size and prosperity was associated with the need for better transportation to citrus markets on the part of citrus growers. Orlando, has approximately 200,000 people located in east/central Florida. Orlando is the sixth largest city in Florida. The Orlando metropolitan area is home to nearly 1.8 million people.


Residents

Sports:


  • Orlando Magic
  • UCF Knights
  • Orlando Predators


Wildlife

There are different types of wildlife, like:



  1. Deers
  2. Gators
  3. Possums
  4. Bears
  5. Snakes
  6. Armadillos
Armadillos are probably most amusing out of all those six. Armadillos are not blind, but they do have poor eyesight. They rely on their ears and noses more than their eyes to detect food or predators.Armadillos like to swim, and they are very good at it. They have a strong dog paddle, and even go wuite a distance underwater, walking along the bottom of streams and ponds. They can hold their breath for for to sic minutes at a time.




Culture

I am Puerto Rican from both my dad and mom's side. Most people in florida are also hispanic like me.


Overall Reflection

My Map

My five places on my map is my home, school, mcdonalds, and two shopping places. My school is liberty middle school. I visit the mall and waterford lake a lot. My home is located in Rio Pinar. By my house is also a McDonalds, which i also like to go a lot.