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Lara Colley


Lara Colley is the education coordinator for the UF IFAS Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative (IPEI) at UF/IFAS CAIP. She earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resource conservation and master’s degree in forestry and environmental education from the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. She helps develop, evaluate and implement education outreach materials and programs for UF/IFAS IPEI. Her passion is to encourage individuals to adopt conservation behaviors and positive attitudes about nature. She has environmental education experience with her previous positions as a park ranger and nature interpreter. To learn more about IPEI, visit

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