Category: Natural Resources

4-H Summer Camp: A Time for Youth to Grow

The Benefits of 4-H Summer Camp There is nothing that compares to the life-skill building and memory-making experiences associated with attending 4-H summer camp. According to a study by the American Camp Association (National Collaboration for Youth, 2011),… Read More

The Air Potato Challenge

By L. Scott Jackson and Julie B. McConnell, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Northwest Florida’s pristine natural world is being threaten by a group of non-native plants and animals known collectively as invasive species. Exotic invasive species originate from… Read More

The importance of Florida wetlands

Sarasota County has declared May as Wetlands Month to highlight the importance of wetlands in Sarasota County.  Wetlands provide many benefits.  Chief among these are wetlands’ ability to filter impurities from water, store water to reduce flooding, keep carbon to reduce carbon… Read More

NATA’s entry-level fire workshop always looks great on job resume–register today for S-130/190!

The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) will be hosting Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130/190) on August 14th through the 17th at the Doyle Conner Building in Gainesville, FL. This training serves to provide entry-level firefighter skills to participants and… Read More