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Category: Wildlife

Stuck at home? Marine science resources for kids!

Attention teachers and parents – we have educational and interactive materials for you! Florida Sea Grant agents have been working diligently to compile and create video resources and activities that allow students to learn about sea turtles, manatees,… Read More

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. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Hernando County Coastal Cleanup

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County are teaming up with local businesses, clubs, and County government to host the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County. This international cleanup began more than 30 years ago… Read More

Seventh Graders Make a Difference for Hernando’s Coast

On May 30, seventh-grade students from Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology braved bands of heavy rain to plant smooth cordgrass along the shoreline of Linda Pedersen Park. With their eager work ethic, they were able to… Read More

Restoring Florida’s Coast: From the Perspective of a Student

Guest post by Anna Babione In the beginning of the year, Mr. Ahrens introduced the idea of growing our own plants from seed to replace the invasive species on Florida’s beautiful coast. At first, I was not sure… Read More

500 Native Coastal Plants Replace Invasive Vegetation

On Monday, May 21st, a group of Hernando County Master Gardeners and community volunteers assisted UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Agents, Brittany Hall-Scharf and Bill Lester, with removing invasive vegetation from coastal county parks. With shovels and rakes in… Read More