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
Most of us are familiar with the Appalachian Trail, the popular hiking route that follows the mountains from Maine for nearly 2200 miles to north Georgia. But did you know you could set off from Fort Pickens at Pensacola Beach and follow ... READ MORE
This October, join us for a two-day beginner backpacking class!
This two-day workshop (Tuesday and Thursday evening) will teach participants all about the basic skills required to go backpacking in Florida's backcountry.
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About this series
August is Family Fun Month, and there is still vacation time to spare before school starts.
Meanwhile, both the Consumer Price Index and Travel Price Index (TPI) continue to increase, making vacationing away from home ... READ MORE
The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us and our families at home. However, getting outdoors for fresh air and recreation is more important than ever. Being in nature can relieve stress and improve our emotional and mental wellbeing. Some area ... READ MORE
Happy New Year! Have you set goals or resolutions for 2020? Whether your resolution is to focus on your health, spend more time with family and friends, or try a new hobby, there are many ways to incorporate nature to help achieve your goals.
Many ... READ MORE
You’re at a local park. The sun is shining and there’s a gentle breeze. You hear the leaves of nearby trees rustle and the slight movement of water from a lake. You take a deep breath of fresh air and immediately feel better. You feel stress ... READ MORE
By Pam Phillippe
Standing on the sidelines, one would think that 4-H summer camp is just about boys and girls swimming, kayaking, singing, fishing, laughing, and having fun with friends. And it is that, but it is so much more.
The true ... READ MORE
By Pamela Phillippe
If you are looking for a new activity that will get you and your family exploring the outdoors, try Letterboxing.
Letterboxing is a mixture of treasure hunting, art, navigation and exploring interesting, scenic, and ... READ MORE