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Youth Science Lessons – Marine Biology & Conservation – Lesson 3 Conservation of Resources

December 10, 2020

The terms conservation and preservation are used interchangeably, but they actually mean different things. With preservation your goal is to keep the resource in a pristine state – as if humans were not in the picture. This would NOT allow ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Marine Conservation, Marine Resource Management, Youth Science Lessons

Getting to Know the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars in CALS

December 10, 2020

From learning about the Great Barrier Reef in high school to admiring lizards in the front yard as a kid, Jazmyn Broxton and Mariaguadalupe Vilchez, wildlife, ecology and conservation (WEC) students, knew they had a passion for the environment. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars, STEM Majors, Student Opportunities, Student Research, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Meet the Jumping Worm: The invasive game changer

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December 9, 2020

Description and origin Have you come across an 'earthworm' with an aggressive, wiggling behavior that left you curious? You may have encountered a jumping worm. Jumping worms are also known by several names, including Alabama jumper, crazy ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Have You Come Across An 'earthworm' With An Aggressive, Jumping Worms Constitute Several Non-native Amynthas Species Introduced Into The United States, Meet The Jumping Worm: The Invasive Game Changer, Wiggling Behavior That Left You Curious?
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Reclaimed water and landscape management

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December 9, 2020

Reclaimed Water and Landscape Management For long time readers of this blog, you are no doubt familiar with our high praises of reclaimed water as an alternative to potable water for irrigation. To those tuning in for the first time, we greatly ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Athletic, Course, Field, Golf, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Reclaimed, Turf, Water

Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups and Institutional Partnerships for Conservation

December 8, 2020

The Taylor County Sheriff Office and the Florida Sea Grant-Taylor County Extension Office perform a derelict crab trap clean up in partnership with FDEP,USGS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF Nature Coast Biological Station and other volunteer groups ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine
Tags: Big Bend, Clean Up, Crab Traps, Fishing Gear, Ghost Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Habitat Conservation, Nature Coast, Partnership, Traps Removal, Volunteers

Protecting Biscayne Bay: There are so many ways you can make a difference.

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December 8, 2020

Greetings Everyone, Let me give you a little background on one era of my life, back to when I lived for the weekend and opportunities to escape to the water. In my twenties, I raced sailboats in the south end of Biscayne Bay. I was a card-carrying ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biscayne Bay, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Practices, Landscape, Master Gardener, Plant Knowledge, The Solutions Are In Nature, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension

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