Tag: FCS

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

close-up of fresh carrots

Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear why this came to be, but it is clear many kids… Read More

Hidden Household Hazards

a tangle of power strips and extension cords

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 30,000 people die each year in the United States due to unintentional injury within the home environment. An… Read More

Barn Bugs

destructive barn bugs

By: Les Harrison Destructive Barn Bugs By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive barn bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and… Read More

Extension 4-H Summer Camps All Sewn Up

close-up of child's hands using a sewing machine

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It was a busy summer at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office, offering a variety of day camps to youth 8 to 15 years old, in an… Read More

Back to School Survival Tips

kids running and smiling in a playground

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The new school year begins in Wakulla County on August 10, and back to school fever is in full swing. It is an exciting and often anxious… Read More

Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply

collection of emergency supplies

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It’s Hurricane Season! Hurricane season is in full swing and will last through November 30. If you have not prepared your emergency supply kit, and especially your… Read More

Sizzling Tips for Safe Grilling

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Summer is in full swing in Wakulla County, and with the recent Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, outdoor grilling will be a popular… Read More

Rainy Day Activities for Families at Home in the Summer

Summer is here!  When many of us think of summer, we picture lazy and long sunny days at the lake or beach.  In Florida, the warm sunny days of summer also bring afternoon thunderstorms, as well as tropical… Read More

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

dock in a pond

During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

Staying Safe Online

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy So much of our lives these days takes place on the internet. From watching movies to buying groceries to chatting with friends and family, we are online a lot, which is… Read More