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Megan (Hoot) Walker crouches with her family at the end of the March of Dimes march.

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management


April 7, 2021

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: CALS, CALS Alumni, Family Youth And Community Science, March Of Dimes, Nonprofit, Volunteer

Provide for Wildlife- The Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly


April 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know that our urban areas are rapidly increasing worldwide? Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will help ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward, Butterflies, Extension, FFL, Fig Trees, Florida, Master Gardener Program, Ruddy Daggerwing, Trees, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Tree Canopy
using unconscious bias to strengthen yourself

Using unconscious bias to strengthen yourself


April 1, 2021

Diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic these days. One of the first things necessary to look at when you are considering diversity, equity, and inclusion is unconscious bias. Everyone has bias and a lot of the time its just something we ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, 4-Hers, Diversity, Inclusion, Life Skills, Mindful, Unconscious Bias, Volunteer Training, Youth, Youth Development

CALS Alumna Highlight: Cecilia Lepa


March 31, 2021

Cecilia Lepa graduated with both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in forest resources and conservation. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Southern Oregon's ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Alumni, Cals Careers, Career Services, Forest Resources And Conservation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences

Luck is what you make it


March 9, 2021

As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close. They only continue to find those three leaf clovers that aren’t the “lucky” ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Curriculum, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Clubs, 4-H Virtual, 4-H Youth Development, 4-Hers, Agriculture, Luck, Nature, Nurture, STEM, Volunteer, Volunteer Training, Youth, Youth Development
Coastal bird sitting in tree

Superheroes of the Natural World


March 5, 2021

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Justina Dacey and Rick O’Connor If there were ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Community Science, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Invasive Species, Living Shorelines, UF/IFAS Escambia Extension, UF/IFAS Nassau Extension

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