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Category: Conservation

Teaching with Passion

A group of young children excited by learning

(This blog post is fifth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for students from UF’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension… Read More

There’s No New Water

A circular symbol with arrows depicting recycling with text on interior stating "Save Water"

(This blog post is fourth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

Florida Master Naturalists Can Discover Nature Journaling – August 13, 2021

Oyster Bed

Join us for a discovery of oyster bed and mangrove restoration, living shorelines. The UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021.  As part of this celebration, the UF/IFAS St Lucie County… Read More

All Drains Lead to the Ocean

Rusted letters spell STORM DRAIN

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

Taking a New Path: Junior Water Academy

Coastline with ocean, sky and palm trees

(This blog post is first in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Commits to Conserve Rare Atala Butterflies

Atala Butterfly

  Congratulations to the UF/IFAS Extension Martin County for proclaiming commitment to conserve rare atala butterflies on their property.  Download the conservation commitment HERE.  This commitment is made possible by through participation in a program… Read More

Cost-Share & Technical Resources for Agribusinesses: Extension, FSA, and NRCS

cross-fencing in a pasture

UF/IFAS Extension and partner agencies, such as the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), offer cost-share and technical resources for agribusinesses.  Here are some highlights of available resources, which were… Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

irrigation running during flooding caused by recent rains

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water… Read More

Using Zoom in our New Digital World

Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when… Read More