January 2024 Class List

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences! Make sure to follow us on Eventbrite to be notified by email whenever we post a new class: https://brevardextension.eventbrite.com

ServSafe Manager’s Class and Exam

January 11 | 8:30 am – 5 pm

Become a certified ServSafe Manager today! We conduct a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.

Register on Eventbrite: https://loom.ly/EeV7dKY

Water Bath and Pressure Canning

January 16 | 10 am – 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of canning! In this hands-on class, we will explore two different canning methods and how to safely preserve your own food.

Register on Eventbrite: https://loom.ly/V3o30HA

Backyard Chicken Training Class

January 17 | 10 am – 12 pm

Learn all about raising and caring for chickens in urban environments! This class is taught virtually in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Orange County.

Register on Eventbrite: https://loom.ly/X-ZU1ZY

Canning: Jams and Jellies

January 18 | 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn how to make your own jams and jellies! In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of preserving your own food at home.

Register on Eventbrite: https://loom.ly/rURrM-8

Canning: The Pickling Process

January 20 | 10 am – 12:30 pm

Join us to learn how to make your own pickled products! This is a hands-on class where you will learn how to safely preserve your own food.

Register on Eventbrite: https://loom.ly/XCyNWj4

Med Instead of Meds – Nutrition Class

January 22 – February 26 | 2 pm – 4 pm & 6 pm – 8 pm

Learn how to eat healthier with a Mediterranean-style diet! This six-week series is perfect for anyone looking to improve their eating habits and learn more about healthy eating.

Afternoon registration: https://loom.ly/MnIkM4M

Evening registration: https://loom.ly/AIv8ZII

Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer Program

January 25 – April 4 | 1 pm – 4 pm

Do you enjoy cooking, eating, or local food? Then consider becoming a Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer! Volunteers will be able to support the FCS agent’s food-related programming, including assisting with cooking, nutrition education, and food safety classes, as well as conducting food demonstrations in the community.

Register on Eventbrite: https://loom.ly/g1qMOBc

Horseshoe Crab Watch Skills – Virtual Course and Workshop

The in-person workshop will be hosted on January 25

This training consists of a virtual course and an in-person workshop where we will cover information about horseshoe crab biology and management. The virtual course must be completed first before attending the workshop.

Register for the virtual course: https://loom.ly/v3kOTb8

2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Program

January 27 – May 11 | 9 am – 3 pm

We are now offering our Master Gardener class on Saturdays! Become a trained Master Gardener Volunteer to assist with special events, grant-funded research, developing and maintaining our teaching garden, conducting on-site visits for the My Brevard Yard Program, and many more projects!

We are also hosting classes on Wednesdays starting January 10 – March 20, from 9 am – 3 pm.

To request an application, email Brevard-mg1@ifas.ufl.edu or call (321) 633-1702 and select option 2. Please specify which class you would like to attend.

Spring into Fitness

Registration is now open! This fitness challenge runs from February 3 – March 15.

This year’s format will be a FREE six-week individual fitness and wellness challenge starting Saturday, February 3rd, and ending Friday, March 15th. Participants can look forward to weekly in-person exercise events, educational newsletters, and fitness routines. We also partnered with Let’s Walk Florida to streamline the registration process and reporting minutes of exercise.

Register with Let’s Walk Florida: https://loom.ly/2ul2bNo

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).

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: https://bit.ly/3oAi3il

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: https://bit.ly/3xWyxqk

Scholarships available: https://bit.ly/3OwxW45

Download our January 2024 Class List


Posted: December 27, 2023

Category: Events
Tags: Bycatch Reduction Devices, Canning, Cooking Classes, Fitness, Fitness Challenge, Florida Friendly Fishing, Food Safety, Horseshoe Crab, Master Food And Nutrition Volunteer, Master Gardener, Nutrition, Nutrition Class, Poultry, Pressure Canning, Soil Health, Soil Improvement, Urban Farming, Volunteer Program, Volunteering, Water Bath Canning, Wellness

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