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Category: Professional Development

Florida fishing guide certification, on the web

Fish caught

Florida, the fishing capital of the world, has one of the most lucrative fishing industries in the United States. This industry provides jobs to thousands of people in the Sunshine State and contributes billions of dollars each year… Read More

End of an internship, start of a career

Kassidy’s Internship Experience Hello! I am Kassidy House, the Natural Resources and Sustainability Communication and Outreach intern at UF IFAS Extension and Sustainability Sarasota County (It is a mouthful I know). This is a blog about my wonderful… Read More

UF/IFAS now offers Green Business online education course for all Florida businesses

Green Business Partnership logo, with UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County Government logos

The UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Waste Reduction program has added a new course to UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning: Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs) The “Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs)” course is open for all… Read More

Learn to go green with UF/IFAS Extension

exterior shot of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, with red-orange sky in background as sun sets

Is your business considering going green?  If so, join UF/IFAS Waste Reduction Program to learn steps to implement environmentally sustainable programs into your business.  This course is designed to introduce businesses with best management practices (BMPs) for implementing… 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

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. “What do you do?” When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist” or “I wish I could… Read More

Spend a moment with a Florida Master Naturalist

Derek Wiberg, FMNP graduate

Derek Wiberg, a certified Florida Master Naturalist, shares his insights and experience with Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Instructor Katherine Clements. Derek is a Harvard-trained educator experienced in environmental science and guiding rain forest tours in Costa Rica. When he… Read More

CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

Florida home with maintained landscaping

This class is designed to provide training in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting… Read More

12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

Join us Nov. 30 for Sarasota County’s 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, a day-long event that showcases steps to building healthy, resilient, thriving communities. Wrapped with a “Building a Better Future, Together” theme, the workshop will draw together… Read More