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Nature Knowledge Webinar

Nature Knowledge

Nature Knowledge is a speaker series sharing scientific knowledge on current issues affecting nature in Florida, supported by UF/IFAS Natural Resources Extension and hosted by Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Extension Agent in Natural Resources…. Read More

BACKYARD BIRDING: VIRTUAL CLASSES INTRODUCE EDUCATIONAL HOBBY TO RESIDENTS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Situation: The COVID-19 pandemic left many residents looking for positive and engaging activities to do at home. Birding involves making and recording observations of bird species…. Read More

SUCCESSFULLY TAKING THE CENTRAL FLORIDA CISMA GRASSES WORKSHOP VIRTUAL

T. McIntyre, and M. Pinkerton UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: The Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CFCISMA) membership is made up of land managers, Fl. Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services… Read More

SUPERHEROES OF THE SEA

B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida, and B. Heres, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Petersburg, Florida. Situation: Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are ancient superheroes still walking our beaches today. Besides being a… Read More

EmpowerU trains volunteers to communicate science-based information

A train-the-trainer course (IST #31879) is being offered for UF/IFAS extension agents & faculty interested in experiencing the program and potentially collaborating to teach the program in the future.  EmpowerU is a new program designed… Read More

Water Ambassador Webinar Series

Water Agents Blog

The Martin County Water Ambassador program is partnership program between  Martin County and UF/IFAS Extension that educates, unites, and empowers residents that have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back to their communities…. Read More

Updated list of ‘virtual’ natural resources programs from UF/IFAS

Below is an UPDATED list of virtual programs currently being offered by UF/IFAS Extension faculty that focus on natural resources in Florida.  Click on the link for more information about each program.  New programs and… Read More

DEMONSTRATING A BETTER WAY TO COUNT: UTILIZING DRONES FOR MANATEE SYNOPTIC SURVEYS

B.J. Scharf1 and J.S. Strickland2 1 Marine Science Agent – UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County; 16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 2 County Extension Director and Agricultural Agent – UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County; 1921 Kissimmee Valley… Read More

HERBICIDE MIXING MATH FOR NATURAL AREAS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL Situation: Land managers rely on herbicide to control invasive species in natural areas. However, improper application can have unintended environmental impacts and waste time, money, and resources…. Read More

GO SPRINGS & GET WET! EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT WATER ON THE WATER

A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL and Y. Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension, Central District, Apopka, FL. Situation: The projected population of Marion County is expected to reach over 411,000 people in 2025. With increasing… Read More