August 2023 Class List

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences this August! Below is our current class list for the month.

Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop

August 1  |  9 am – 4:30 pm
The GI-BMP program is the prerequisite for applying for the Limited Urban Fertilizer Applicators Certificate from FDACS.  Lunch is provided.
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Cooking in an Instant & Air Friying

August 8  |  2 pm – 4 pm & 6 pm – 8 pm
Join us to learn some fun Mexican-themed recipes for your pressure cooker and air fryer!
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2023-2024 Brevard County 4-H Market Poultry Project

The last day to register is August 30!
The 4-H market poultry project is an 8-month project whereby youth raise chickens which are auctioned off at the end of the project. There are five required classes throughout the project.
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Child Passenger Safety Seminar August 2023

August 9  |  9 am – 11 am
Learn about correct selection, installation, and use of child restraints plus how child restraints work to protect children. Eligible mothers will be able to purchase a car seat at a reduced cost at the end of the class. Must provide proof of enrollment in WIC, Medicaid, or Florida Access Benefits.
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Space Coast Golf & Turf Association Summer In-Service Seminar

August 10  |  8:00 am – 12 pm
Come hear from experts in the turf management world, network with colleagues, and earn CEUs!
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Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) for Recreational Crab Traps

If you own a recreational crab trap and need a BRD, stop by our Master Gardener Desk during regular business hours. These BRDs are FREE and are designed to keep terrapin turtles out of your traps.
Available at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension Office, Mon – Fri from 8 am – 5 pm (3695 Lake Dr., Cocoa, FL 32926); The Brevard County Farmers Market, Every Thursday from 3 pm – 6 pm (2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne, FL 32935); or at the Titusville FWC office (1 A Max Brewer Memorial Parkway, Titusville, FL 32796).

Water Bath & Pressure Canning

August 17  |  6 pm – 8 pm
Join us to learn the canning basics and how to safely preserve your own food!
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Canning: The Pickling Process

August 22  |  6 pm – 8 pm
Join us to learn the pickling process of cucumbers and more!
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Backyard Chicken Training Class

August 23  |  10 am – 12 pm
Learn all about raising and caring for chickens in urban environments!
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Canning: Jams & Jellies

August 24  |  6 pm – 8 pm
Learn how to make your own jams & jellies!
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Brevard County 4-H Open House

August 25  |  6 pm – 8 pm
Come join us to learn what 4-H is all about! Attend this FREE event anytime between 6 PM – 8 PM to meet and greet with our current clubs, participate in some fun activities, and sign up for a 4-H club near you!
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Hunter Safety Class

August 26  |  9 am – 4 pm
Join us to complete your hunter safety requirements! This in-person class is for those that have already completed the online portion.
Register for the class (You will need to select Brevard County and search for the correct date & times):
Complete the online portion:

Florida Master Naturalist Program – Conservation Science Course

September 15 – 23
This course will cover concepts such as species diversity, measuring biodiversity, the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity, types of ecosystem services, ecological processes, habitat fragmentation, effects of human activities on ecosystems, the history of conservation in North America, and strategies for conservation planning.

My Brevard Yard Site Visits

Available by appointment
Have your lawn and garden questions answered by our Master Gardener Volunteers! Soil samples will also be taken so you can receive an in-depth fertilizer recommendation.
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Child Safety Seat Checks

Available by appointment only
Schedule an appointment to have your child’s car seat checked, installed, or replaced!
Please call (321) 633-1702 or email to schedule an appointment

4-H Outdoor Skills Club

Dates vary, meets twice a month | 9 am – 10:30 am
Perfect for kids 8+ who want to learn archery, shooting sports, and outdoor skills!
Contact Gus Koerner to attend: (321) 633-1702 or email

Soil Guardian Program

This is an ongoing program, sign up today!
Consider joining the Soil Guardian program to learn how to grow healthy plants and improve the water quality here in Brevard County!
Register on Eventbrite:

Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

This is an ongoing program, sign up today!
Get certified to become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide! This online certification course covers science-based techniques that ensure minimal environmental footprint of fishing.
Register online:
Scholarships available:

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Posted: August 2, 2023

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