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Five tips for keeping your beach clean this summer

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June 27, 2016

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beach Clean-up, Beaches, Environment Hot Topic, Maia McGuire, Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County

Zika Challenge

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June 23, 2016

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

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Anita Neal, Environment Hot Topic, Jim Davis, Ken Gioeli, Saqib Mukhtar, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, William Lester, Zika Challenge, Zika Virus

Science teachers learn to spread the word about invasive plants

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May 31, 2016

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. “After ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment Hot Topic, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Plant Camp, UF/IFAS CAIP

Youth take the plunge into environmental stewardship

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May 9, 2016

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Angela Collins, Environment Hot Topic, Florida Sea Grant, Michelle Atkinson, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County

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