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FMNP Festival: Celebrate the FMNP’s 20th Anniversary Online and In-Person

Friends and Colleagues, thank you for your continued support of the Florida Master Naturalist Program! For our 20th Anniversary, we want to come together to celebrate! Join us the week of November 1-7 for the FMNP Festival to… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories.  This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Successes in St. Lucie County…. Read More

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch

The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021.  We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist Eva Ries –… Read More

Citizen Science: sea turtle surveying and how you can help!

As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never had before. After… Read More

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 1

Planet Earth’s Ocean has got 5 trillion problems and it’s all plastic.  What is plastic From the Greek πλαστικος (plastikos), the term “plastics” literally means “fit for molding”. Plastic derives from cellulose and fossil fuel-based chemicals, like natural gas or… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension continues growth of sustainable sports programs

The sports industry has the ability to impact and influence our communities and many sports organizations are evaluating their environmental impacts. One way the industry is changing is through the promotion of healthy and sustainable communities.  In today’s… Read More

Energy Upgrade: efforts to boost energy efficiency during COVID-19

March 2021 Training Since 2018, Sarasota County Sustainability has offered an intensive “Energy Coach” volunteer training to teach participants energy and water-saving techniques to aid low-income residents through educational programs and in-home “energy sweeps.” Typically, the training was held… Read More