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Wildlife Wednesday Webinars 2018 series

The natural resources programs from UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties are pleased to announce that the Wildlife Wednesday Webinar series for 2018 will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, June – November, 2018. The webinars are from 12:15 PM – 1PM and therefore, are perfect for a fun and educational lunch break!

Each webinar, 45 minutes in length, will share information on wildlife found in Central Florida. Wildlife Wednesday webinars will highlight some frequently encountered wildlife, ways to identify these different species, and discuss their role and importance in Florida ecosystems.The webinars do have a central Florida focus but the information presented is applicable to most of the state.

Topics will include:
Male wood duck swimming in the water with his reflection.

Photo by Dennis Buchner on Unsplash.com

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  • June – Common and Not so Common Shorebirds
  • July – Commonly Encountered Ducks of FL
  • August – Sea Turtles
  • September– Macro-invertebrates and Water Quality
  • October – Gopher Tortoise
  • November – Fire Dependent Species

 

Please note:
  • You can view all of our previously recorded webinars by clicking here.  
  • All RSVP’ed participants will receive a link to the webinar 12-24 hours prior to the webinar taking place, at the email address used when registering.
  • Webinars will begin promptly at 12:15pm Eastern Standard Time. 

Since 2015, 490 people have participated in a Wildlife Wednesday Webinar and web-posted recordings have been watched 1,203 times. Follow-up surveys given 6 months after the end of the webinar series indicated that 92% of webinar participants (n=224) adopted at least one of the webinar’s recommended behaviors to promote co-existence with wildlife in Central Florida. Furthermore, 97% (n=312) of survey respondents “agree” or “strongly agree” that information received will help them to better protect natural resources. (updated April 2018)

 

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