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.
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Have you thought about living more sustainably, but don't know where to start? Or are you interested in how you can convince others to live more sustainably? If so, this discussion-to-action program is just for you. Join UF/IFAS Extension Brevard ... READ MORE
Tomorrow families will celebrate the 4th of July with friends and families. Many of these celebrations will include fireworks... whether watching as part of a show or performing your own personal one. While they are beautiful and fun, fireworks ... READ MORE
Hurricane season … that time between June 1 and November 30 everyone living in the Atlantic Basin region loves to wish away… is here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted this year to be normal or above ... READ MORE
Just as you regularly check your bank balance, your vehicle odometer, or even your weight, you should periodically check your water meter. By checking your water meter, you can detect hidden water leaks that may be costing you money and wasting ... READ MORE
In my last safety blog, we looked at knowing what poisons are, how children can come in contact with them, where to find them, limiting exposure to them, and knowing what to do in case a child comes in contact with them. In this blog, we’ll ... READ MORE
Your child just swallowed some some of the cleaning fluid you accidentally left out. Do you know what to do? Poison Control Centers receive over 2 million calls annually, with the largest number of calls for poison exposures in the home to children ... READ MORE
The first blog on performing a home safety check focused on poison prevention, scald burns, and trips and falls. This second blog will focus on all forms of burns, as February 4 – 10 was Burn Awareness Week.
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As you start this new year, you may be taking inventory at home of projects that need to be accomplished. As you’re considering what needs to be done, you may want to think about performing a room-by-room safety check to look for potential ... READ MORE
There are certain items we possess that have more than just monetary value, and sometimes it is difficult for children to realize this. It is important however, that we teach children the difference between items have a high financial value ... READ MORE