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Category: Recreation

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Transforming to New Ways Forward”

Registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop. The online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities. About the workshop… Read More

Explore Your World backpack: from neighborhood to nature

Introducing the Explore Your World backpack! The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries. It is designed to help explorers of all ages… Read More

Make s’mores and explore the world of solar energy

Solar energy has many benefits and uses, from powering homes to cooking delicious treats like s’mores. Discover how you can harness the power of the sun from your home in the newest LIFE: Science Shorts video. Watch, learn,… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 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

The necessity of nature

Inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” Take A Child Outside Week (Sept. 24-30) was founded to help connect children with nature and to combat what Louv has referred to as “nature-deficit disorder.” According to… Read More

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Catching and taking fin clippings from snook fish off of Hernando Beach for UF/IFAS Sea Grant research with Becca Burton, Hernando County Extension agent Brittany Scharf, and Emma Pistole of the Nature Coast Biological Station on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to… Read More

We all contribute to nitrogen pollution

dead fish on beach due to red tide

NOTE: This is the first post in a series devoted to what you can do to reduce the duration of the next harmful algal bloom. As we endure a terrible red tide outbreak on our coast, coupled with blue-green algae… Read More