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Category: Conservation

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Margaret Rivas

Margaret Rivas hoped to go to college to become an organic chemist, but her road to college was unexpectedly delayed when her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. “All of my plans for college went out the… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Katie McCurley

Katie McCurley, a soil and water sciences doctoral student, has always been interested in the intersection of people and the environment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental economics at the University of Georgia, and wanted to pursue… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Natalie Stephens

Natalie Stephens has always enjoyed marine life. Growing up in South Florida, she spent her childhood going to the Florida Keys with family for snorkeling adventures, boating, and kayaking. “Being out on the ocean has always been special… Read More

Loop Legislative Internship 10-year Anniversary

From Tallahassee, Florida, to Washington, D.C., the Loop Legislative Internship Program has supported more than 20 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students in various majors. This year, the scholarship celebrates its 10th anniversary! In 2009, the… Read More

Internships and Semester Study Abroad with WEC student Adrian Dougherty

This fall, Adrian Dougherty traded in the flat landscapes of Gainesville for the mountains and grasslands of Ecuador through a study abroad program. This past summer, the senior wildlife ecology and conservation major interned at the Merritt Island… Read More

Q&A with “40 Gators Under 40” Honoree, CALS alumna Kendra Levine

CALS alumna Kendra Levine in front of a background of harvested potatoes

Kendra Levine, an alumna from the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), leads climate action strategy development for the McDonald’s Corporation. In her role as sustainability manager, Levine works with the company’s U.S. supply chain to… Read More

Women in Ag: Gabi Sullivan and Gabby Salazar

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) Some mentorships between undergraduate and graduate students develop from a simple conversation, at least that’s how it happened for undergraduate student, Gabriella “Gabi” Sullivan. Sullivan met her… Read More

CALS Celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday, Student Internships

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) The magic of Mickey Mouse is everywhere, even two hours north of Walt Disney World in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS),… Read More

CALS students share their ecology and conservation research in Latin America

monarch butterfly on leaf

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month recognized during September 15 through October 15, CALS is showcasing its students, faculty, and alumni who research topics of importance to Latin America.  The UF/IFAS wildlife ecology and conservation department (WEC) has… Read More