My favorite state is...Florida

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My favorite state is...Florida by Mind Map: My favorite state is...Florida

1. State Symbols

1.1. State Flower: Orange Blossom

1.1.1. Picture from: http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/symbols/index.cfm

1.2. State Bird: Mockingbird

1.2.1. Picture from: http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/symbols/index.cfm

1.3. State Animal: Florida Panther

1.3.1. Picture from: http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/symbols/index.cfm

1.4. State Tree: Sabal Palm

1.4.1. Picture from: http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/symbols/index.cfm

2. Weather and Climate

2.1. Winters

2.1.1. Average temperature in northern Florida: 53F

2.1.2. Average temperature in southern Florida: 68F

2.2. Summers

2.2.1. Average temperature in southern Florida: 82F

2.2.2. Average temperature in northern Florida: 80F Long hot summers with an occasional shower during the day to cool everything off.

2.3. Hurricanes

2.3.1. 6 month hurricane season. From June 1st to November 30th.

3. Why is it my favorite state?

3.1. Daytona Beach

3.1.1. A picture I took of the view of the beach outside our hotel room.

3.2. Walt Disney World

3.2.1. A picture I took right when I entered the Magic Kingdom.

3.3. St. Augustine

3.3.1. A picture I took of the Spanish fort, Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine.

4. State Facts

4.1. Population: 19,057,542

4.2. Admitted into statehood: March 3, 1845

4.3. Governor: Rick Scott

4.3.1. Picture taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Scott

4.4. State Capitol: Tallahassee

4.5. Nickname: Sunshine State

4.6. Total Area: 58,560 sq miles

4.7. 1,200 miles of sandy beaches

4.8. 1,800 miles of coastline

5. Florida History

5.1. Founded by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1531 and claims Florida for Spain.

5.1.1. Picture taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_de_Le%C3%B3n

5.2. First European settlement established in 1565 in St. Augustine by Spain.

6. State and flag

6.1. Florida State Flag

6.1.1. Picture from:http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/facts/symbols/index.cfm

6.2. Florida State

6.2.1. Picture from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida