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
Love to get outside and enjoy nature? You may be an ecotourist.
What is ecotourism?
Ecotourism is tourism based on exploring and appreciating nature (Best and Stein 2013). Recreational activities, such as boating, hunting, hiking, and camping, ... READ MORE
There are many animals that strike fear in humans but little cause more than snakes. Interestingly kids seem to like them, it is when we become an adult that we do not; why is that? There are several explanations and all have merit.
One are ... READ MORE
Twice in the past week, I've had the pleasure of running across the charming killdeer (Charadrius vociferous), a species of bird related to the endangered plovers often found on area beaches. While they may also live near the water, killdeer ... READ MORE