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Category: Recreation

Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees for their beauty… Read More

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive nutrient… Read More

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]A new podcast from the University of… Read More

Explore out of this world, with the Explore Your World backpack planisphere

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Need something to do outside? The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota… Read More

Explore the underwater world, with the Explore Your World backpack underwater explorer boat

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries. It is designed to help explorers of all… Read More

Explore the world of birding, with the Explore Your World binoculars

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Its the perfect time to go out in your neighborhood or nature and look for birds… they are everywhere! The Explore Your World backpack kit is… Read More

Federally Permitted For-Hire Fishing Operations In Florida States Listen Up! A Quick Review of NOAA’s New Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program

Beginning January 2021, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a new reporting requirement for federally permitted South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for-hire fishing vessels called the Southeast For- Hire Electronic Reporting Program. The official start date of the program in… Read More