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Bite-sized Science webinars bring popular Sea Grant trainings to your home

By Rhett Register

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every weekday at 4 p.m. EST from April 20 through May 29 (except Memorial Day), Florida Sea Grant will provide live, online classes on coastal topics. These free, 30-minute classes will be conducted by Florida Sea Grant agents or specialists, and in many cases are modified versions of popular in-person trainings that they conduct around the state.

Each day of the series has a theme.

  • Mondays will be about Florida habitats and species;
  • Tuesdays, fish and fisheries;
  • Wednesdays, threats to coastal habitats and species;
  • Thursdays, sustainability and climate change;
  • Fridays, aquaculture and seafood.

“Florida Sea Grant extension agents and specialists provide research-based information about coastal topics to many different audiences,” says Maia McGuire, Florida Sea Grant agent and project leader. “The only difference will be in the format — we can still have good discussions about all of the things that are so great about coastal Florida.”

The classes are geared toward a middle school to adult audience, and people will need to register for EACH webinar that they would like to participate in. Presentations will be recorded, and registrants will be sent a link to view the recordings. A full listing of the webinars can be found here: http://bit.ly/bite-sizedscience. Click on the webinar title to register.

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By: Rhett Register, (352) 294-0760, h.register@ufl.edu

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make
that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than
a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty
in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions
to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.

ifas.ufl.edu  @UF_IFAS

The Florida Sea Grant program, hosted at UF/IFAS, is a university-based program that
supports research, education and Extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance
economic opportunities for the people of Florida. In addition to UF/IFAS, the program is a partnership between Florida universities, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
and county governments.
flseagrant.org  @FloridaSeaGrant

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