Category: Natural Resources

UF Helps Educators Teach Importance of Pollinators

Middle school science teachers have a new tool from the University of Florida to teach students about pollinators and the role they play in producing food. Nicole Pinson and Alicia Lamborn, horticulture agents with the UF Institute of… Read More

Living Shoreline Master Plan for Cedar Key

Living Shoreline Guidance at a Local Scale In recent years, sea-level rise, erosion, and loss of habitat around Cedar Key have become increasing concerns. Homeowners and land managers should critically evaluate how “gray” a shoreline erosion solution really… Read More

Citizen Scientists Needed to Survey Seagrass, Seaweed in Charlotte Harbor

Soon snorkelers will begin canvassing the floor of Charlotte Harbor. They’ll be on a scavenger hunt of sorts—a hunt for data. The data they collect will help scientists get a better picture of the health of the harbor,… Read More

Leon County Sustainable Community Summit

UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Master Gardeners of Leon County have partnered with the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship to lead multiple educational activities at this year’s Leon County Sustainable Community Summit. The conference is breaking out of… Read More

Broward Residents to Survey Local Wildlife for Science

Get your binoculars ready — a BioBlitz is coming to Deerfield Beach. This citizen science event connects regular people with scientists to help collect information on the plants and animals in a given area. Think of it as… Read More

Beauty of the Unseen World: Native Plant Photography Master Naturalist Final Project

Pollinating insects get food from plants in the form of nectar and pollen.  Flowers benefit when these insects help disperse the plant’s genetic material.  To encourage this pollinator/flower relationship, many plants have developed specialized features to attract pollinators. … Read More

Women in Ag: Emily Taylor and Jordan Ferguson

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) During Women’s History Month, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will be sharing stories of how graduate students support undergraduate students in the areas… Read More