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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Regional/State Study (Florida)

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State Study (Florida)
Florida Conference

Regional

Skill Level Unknown
Year of Introduction: 2007


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Contents

Contents


For answers to other states, see State Study.

1. Make a scrapbook to include the following information. Use pictures, maps, or drawings to make it attractive.*

2. Name the state and the year it joined the union.

Florida became a state on the 3rd of March of 1845, the 27th state to join the Union. It was the final major act by President John Tyler before his succession by James K. Polk the following day.

3. Draw or find a picture of the following:

a. State flower

The Florida state flower is the Orange Blossom (Citrus sinensis).

Orange Blossam (Citrus sinensis)

b. State bird

The Florida state bird is the Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).

Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

c. State tree

The Florida state tree is the Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto).

Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto)

d. State animal

The Florida state animal is the Florida Panther (Puma concolor).

Florida Panther (Puma concolor)

e. State flag

Flag of Florida

4. Name the state song and motto.

Florida has a state song and a state anthem, due to the racial lyrics of the state song. The state song is "Old Folks at Home" and the state anthem is "Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky." The motto is "In God We Trust."

5. Draw a map and show the capital, major cities, rivers, and lakes.

Topographical map of Florida

6. Name the national parks and three state parks.

National Parks

Biscayne National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park

State Parks

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Oleta River State Park
Barnacle Historic State Park

7. Name at least two natural resources, major products, and industries, etc.

8. Name at least three interesting places to visit.

9. Name the Seventh-day Adventist conference president.

Florida includes two conferences. Elected in 2003, the Florida Conference president is Michael F. Cauley. The Southeastern Conference president is Hubert J. Morel, Jr.

10. Name the city where the conference office is located.

The Florida Conference office is located in Winter Park. The Southeastern Conference office is located in Mount Dora.

11. How many of the following does the SDA denomination have in this state?

a. Churches

As of 2012, there are 197 SDA churches in the Florida Conference and 142 SDA churches in the Southeastern Conference.

b. Schools

As of 2014, there are 23 SDA schools in the Florida Conference and 15 SDA schools in the Southeastern Conference.

c. Hospitals

As of 2014, there are 17 hospitals in Florida.

d. Members

As of 2014, there are 61,487 SDA members in the Florida Conference and 46,019 SDA members in the Southeastern Conference.

e. Pathfinders

12. Does this state have an SDA college or university? If so, give name and location.

The Adventist University of Health Sciences, formerly Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, is located in Orlando.

13. Give the month and year you collected this information.

August 2014

14. Use pamphlets for parks and places to visit.

References

Important Notes

*The patch is designed so that you can add one star to the flag for every state you study for the honor.

This is a Regional Honor offered by the Florida Conference. You can obtain the patch and additional stars for each state you study from the Florida Pathfinder Store. You can NOT get these items from AdventSource or other Conferences.