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Category: Professional Development

How Sea Turtles Sparked a Collaboration Between Leonardo Fellows

Costanza Manes, One Health Center Zoologist and Leonardo Fellow A New, Puzzling Project I am working on a project on a very ugly disease affecting sea turtles. I’m a zoologist, a scuba diver, and always liked marine life… 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

An unforgettable adventure with the CALS Leadership Institute

Dr. Natalie Coers and Dr. Charlotte Emerson work together every year to make the CALS Leadership Institute (LI) a success. Since 2009, the program has produced 10 cohorts of exceptional CALS students from majors including, but not limited to:… Read More

CALS Podcast: Student Involvement

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is excited to announce a new podcast series! Each episode features agricultural or natural resource issues, tips for success, and other interesting topics. In the second podcast of our new… Read More

2019 EPAF and Hurricane Dorian Response

Avengers assemble! One of the great things about Marvel’s Avengers is how seemingly disparate superheroes can be called together on a moment’s notice to combine their strengths and save the world, then just as quickly disperse and use… Read More

Wrap Up: MREC’s Strong Attendance at ASHS 2019

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s (MREC) researchers and graduate students had strong attendance at this year’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual international conference. The MREC team participated in panel sessions, gave presentations and presented… Read More

NATA’s S-130/S-190/L-180 Basic Wildland Firefighter training sizzles with satisfaction

Overview NATA hosted S-130/S-190/L-180: Basic Wildland Firefighter training in Gainesville August 6-9 and is pleased to report it was very well-received! This training is always in demand by natural resource professionals, land managers, and people interested in getting into… Read More

With UF/IFAS Extension, It’s Always Time to Learn

It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks. Children are unusually solemn and anxious. It… Read More