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Shark Bits: Warm-blooded sharks – the Lamnidae family

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September 15, 2022

One of the first science-related things we learn as children at school is that some animals, like birds and mammals, are warm-blooded, while others, such as amphibians, reptiles, and fish, are cold-blooded, also known as ectothermic. Cold-blooded ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cold-blooded, Ectotherm, Endotherm, Pgm_Marine, Shark, Shark Bits, Warm-blooded

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


September 15, 2022

How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife
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Wakulla 4-H Teaches Life Skills, Safety, and Science with Shooting Sports Program


September 14, 2022

Grant Support from the NRA Foundation Helps Make Shooting Sports Available in Wakulla County for 4-H Youth The Wakulla 4-H program added Shooting Sports to the roster of clubs offered to local youth in 2018.  A series of grants from the NRA ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, , Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Rifle, Archery, Outdoors, Safety, Shooting Sports, Shotgun

Sunshine Kitchen and UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County Working for You

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September 14, 2022

The Sunshine Kitchen in St. Lucie County is a 10,000-square-foot facility providing year-round, 24-hour-a-day access for people to produce, package, and market food business items (St. Lucie County, 2022). For example, say you’ve got an ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Culinary, Sunshine Kitchen
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2021 Indian River County Peanut Butter Challenge: What a Success!


September 14, 2022

The 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge was a tight race to the finish line as our 4-H clubs competed to bring in the most pounds. It was most certainly a race, but not a challenge this year, for the University of Florida Institute for Food ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Peanut Association, Florida Peanut Growers, Food Drive, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, The Florida Peanut Producers Association, Treasure Coast Food Bank, UF/IFAS Extension In The Community

Mayoría de árboles sobreviven vientos de huracanes de categoría 1, pero los expertos instan a la precaución

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September 14, 2022

A medida que se acerca la parte media de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico, un estudio de University of Florida muestra que la mayoría de los árboles soportan vientos típicos de una tormenta tropical de hasta 95 mph, durante huracanes ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arboles, Evaluaciones De Riesgo, FEMA, Horticultura, Huracán, Huracán Irma, Huracan Mattew, Huracanes, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparation, Tormenta Tropical, UF-IFAS, Viento

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