By RHETT REGISTER
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. EST from September 15 through December 10 (except for the week of Thanksgiving), Florida Sea Grant will provide live, online classes on coastal topics. “Bite-sized Science” is a free, 30-minute class conducted by Florida Sea Grant agents or specialists. Tuesday webinars will be in Spanish, and have been rebranded as “Bocados de Ciencia”.
Additionally, on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. EST, Florida Sea Grant will continue its popular “Seafood at Your Fingertips: LIVE” seafood cooking demonstration series. Agents and partners share favorite seafood recipes, show how they are made, and answer questions via chat.
“These programs have been really popular,” says Sherry Larkin, Florida Sea Grant director. “We are excited to build on season one and to be able to provide some of the webinars in Spanish.”
Bite-sized Science 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.
Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE is shown on the Florida Sea Grant Facebook page, www.facebook.com/floridaseagrant. Previous cooking demonstrations and a wealth of seafood resources can be found at www.flseagrant.org/seafood/seafoodatyourfingertips/.
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.
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.
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