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Weekly “What is it?”: Every Kid Outdoors


January 29, 2024

The summer after my junior year of college, I took part in a nearly 40-day road trip with the geography department at my university. We headed west from Birmingham to New Mexico, then north to Banff National Park, traveling through fourteen ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife
Tags: Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Habitat Conservation, Hiking, Weekly What Is It, Wildlife

Weekly “What is it?”: Big Lagoon State Park


July 12, 2023

My favorite place in Escambia County is a waterlogged stretch of the coast near Perdido Key. Known formally as Big Lagoon State Park, the over 700-acre property has hiking, biking, and paddling trails, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Florida Panhandle, Habitat Conservation, Hiking, Weekly What Is It

Mary Ellen Boelhower: A Florida Master Naturalist Program Success Story


June 22, 2023

Introducing Mary Ellen Boelhower A native of Louisiana, Mary Ellen grew up in Ponchatoula, a small town near New Orleans. She went on to study Wildlife Management and Forestry before moving to work for a statewide conservation organization ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Course, Ecology, Environmental Education, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Master Naturalist, Pgm_EcoNR, Volunteer, Wildlife

Weekly “What is it?”: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center


April 19, 2023

On any given day, a walk down the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier over the Gulf of Mexico will typically reward the observant visitor with what, for most places, is a rare treat—a sea turtle sighting. Today, on a 30-minute stroll, we saw four ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Environmental Education, Sea Turtles, Weekly What Is It

Weekly “What is it?”: Gulf Breeze Wetlands Boardwalk & Trails


December 14, 2022

I am always on the lookout for easily accessible places to get out into nature. Much of my job entails leading other people outdoors and teaching them more about what they're seeing. I've found in my years with Extension that if someone ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Environmental Education, Hiking, Snakes, Trees, Weekly What Is It

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