Want to know more about how you can control mosquitoes in your own back yard? Check out these recordings of a recent educational program, "Mosquitos and Zika Virus Class for Gardeners and Private Residences." This event was a collaboration of ... READ MORE
Maia McGuire was leading middle-schoolers on a local beach clean-up when she noticed a cluster of deflated balloons on the sand. It’s not unusual to find balloons on the beach, McGuire said, but these were different: Each balloon was printed ... READ MORE
Jim Davis is studying hard for his public health pest control license exam. In the past, getting this license wouldn’t be a usual part of his job. But with the recent public concern about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, expertise in mosquito ... READ MORE
When Kenny Coogan, a seventh-grade science teacher at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School, took an airboat ride on Lake Tohopekaliga and saw the devastation caused by invasive plants, he knew he had to bring this information back to his classroom.
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Can you tell me how old a fish is just by looking at a slice of bone? That’s one question youth will learn how to answer in the Manatee Marine Explorers Day Camp created by two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ... READ MORE
Mangroves are a kind of tree or shrub that typically grow on or near shorelines in tropical and subtropical climates such as Florida’s Gulf Coast. These plants are specially adapted to the wet, salty conditions where they grow.1 Mangrove forests ... READ MORE
[Tweet "Found all over FL, these opportunistic eaters cause problems for livestock production and ecological conservation. http://bit.ly/23plWb8"]You may have seen a pig on a farm or at a county fair before, but do you know the difference between ... READ MORE
[Tweet "Snags are an important source of food and shelter for many animals. #UFWildlife http://bit.ly/1qKvHzw"]If you’re a woodpecker and you encounter a snag, that’s not a problem—it’s an opportunity. That’s because “snag” is ... READ MORE
[Tweet "Find out what Florida wildlife are up to this April! #FLWildlifeHappenings http://bit.ly/1N5ansG"]Florida wildlife have spring fever! Be on the lookout for returning warblers, newborn river otters, nesting sea turtles, and more this ... READ MORE
What is a sponge?
There are more than 9,000 sponge species in the world’s oceans. Because they don’t move, you might think that sponges are plants, but they are actually considered animals—think of a sponge as a bunch of single-celled ... READ MORE