The Big Easy. The Crescent City. The northernmost city in the Caribbean—no matter the nickname, New Orleans holds a storied place in our nation’s history. But without the Mississippi River, the city probably wouldn’t exist. Built strategically ... READ MORE
Boy, oh boy is it hot this week. Temperature predictions for today in the deep South look like the grades of a high achiever trying to earn extra credit for everything. I’ve been seeing highs of 104, 103, and 101--and many of these are ... READ MORE
Spend just a few minutes trying to wade through sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense), and the origin of the “saw” moniker is evident. This relatively tall (9-12 feet) wetland plant is bordered on its long blades and on the underside of its ... READ MORE
My mom is an expert (and thanks to her, my daughter also) at making meringue. If you’ve ever attempted this pie topping, you know there’s a bit of an art to it. At its core, meringue is simply the raw protein of an egg white and some ... READ MORE
2021 Fall Health Advisory Report – Pensacola Bay Area
For those who may not be in the know, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) monitors local swimming areas for a form of fecal bacteria known as Enterococcus. This bacterium is ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here.
By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor
If there were ... READ MORE
When I joined the Escambia County Extension office as the Sea Grant Agent in 2012, my advisory committee told me that water quality in the Pensacola Bay System was one of their largest concerns. When I asked what about the water concerned them ... READ MORE
Unfortunately the Panhandle Outdoors Live events that we have enjoyed for the past several years are not possible right now. Given the limitations of the current situation, the Panhandle Outdoors team has moved ... READ MORE
Over the last eight weeks we have learned a lot about the magic molecule we call water.
In Lesson 1 we learned that it is a polar – that it is like a magnet and thus, attaches to itself and separates many other compounds. Though we ... READ MORE
In our series Water, the Magic Molecule we have done lessons that have covered several topics concerning water.
- We know that water is a polar molecule, and because of this can dissolve most organic and inorganic compounds that ... READ MORE