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Worried about the summer slide? UF/IFAS experts share options to fuel young minds


June 17, 2024

A well-deserved vacation from instruction and exams doesn’t have to come with the summer slide -- that time when summer learning loss can occur, according to the U.S. Department of Education. There are plenty of ways to engage kids ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Ask IFAS, Citizen Science, CLOVER, Florida 4-H, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, INaturalist, News, Summer Slide, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Workforce Development
Florida black bear

UF expert shares safety tips as campus bear remains at large


June 14, 2024

As officials continued to patrol parts of the University of Florida campus where they last spotted a bear Thursday evening, a wildlife ecologist offered advice about staying safe in the event of a bear encounter. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Bear, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Kristen Grace, Lake Alice, Lake Alice Conservation Area, Latrell Simmons, Mark Hostetler, Megan Winslow, Mowry Road, Ocala National Forest, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, UF/IFAS, UFPD, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Police Department, Wildlife, Wildlife Ecology
Scallop sorter

UF, Florida Sea Grant offer free tool as scallop season starts


June 13, 2024

Florida’s recreational scalloping season begins Saturday with shores off Dixie County and part of Taylor County opening for harvest and those along other Gulf Coast counties soon to follow. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bay Scallops, Conservation, Diving, Ecosystems Sustainability, Florida Sea Grant, Gulf Coast, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Megan Winslow, Scallop, Scallop Sorter, Scalloping, Snorkeling, Steinhatchee, Sustainability, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Victor Blanco, Wildlife
Red snapper

Return ‘Em Right releases Spanish education component


June 6, 2024

Florida’s red snapper season opened June 1, and with it comes the release of a new tool to help anglers sustain the species’ population for years to come: a Spanish-language edition of Return ‘Em Right’s online education module. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Recreation, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Angler, Barotrauma, Fish, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Megan Winslow, Nick Haddad, Online, Reef Fish, Return 'Em Right, Snapper, Spanish, Translated
John Humphreys

Florida teen spearheads Antarctic scuba research


June 4, 2024

John Humphreys had never seen snow in person until he ventured to Buffalo, New York in January — to scuba dive. Just a month later, the 15-year-old Tampa resident and 4-H member was navigating underwater around Antarctic icebergs. (more…) READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Amy Moran, Antarctic, Antarctica, Argentina, Becky Schott, Citizen Science, Cruise, Dive, Diving, HMS Challenger, Iceberg, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, John Humphreys, Katie Cooper, Liquid Productions, MasterNaut, Megan Winslow, Nicole Humphreys, Ocean Lab, Research, Scuba, SCUBAnauts, Tampa, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Ushuaia, Wildlife

De temido depredador a máximo héroe ecológico: expertos de UF/IFAS explican el papel del caimán americano en la restauración de los Everglades


May 29, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. El caimán americano, reconocido como el reptil oficial del estado de Florida, inspira tanto miedo como admiración, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Caimanes Americanos, Caza, Conservacion, Dia Nacional Del Caiman Americano, Ecologia, Espanol, Especie Clave, Everglades, FLREC, Frank Mazzotti, Impactos Biologicos, Indicador Biologico, Ley De Especies En Peligro De Extincion, Marcaje, Monitoreo, Parque Nacional Everglades, Reparar Los Danos, Restauracion, Salud Ambiental, Spanish, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC

From feared predator to ultimate eco-hero of Everglades Restoration: UF/IFAS experts explain role of the American alligator today


May 28, 2024

The American alligator, the official state reptile of Florida, which conjures both fear and admiration, is also being celebrated for its critical role in the ecosystem. These majestic creatures, often misunderstood as aggressive man-eaters, ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Alligator, CROC Docs, Ecological Indicators, Everglades National Park, Everglades Restoration, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Frank Mazzotti, National Alligator Day, Passive Integrated Transponder, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Este año usted tiene la oportunidad de convertirse en un pescador responsable a través del Programa Florida Friendly Angler en español


April 24, 2024

Creado por Michael Sipos, agente de Extensión de UF/IFAS Sea Grant en el condado de Collier.  Durante este 2024, el hacerse un usuario responsable de los recursos marinos y las zonas pesqueras de Florida debería ser una de las principales ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agente De Extension, Barotrauma, Clases, Conservacion, Coral, Entrenamiento En Linea, Entrenamientos, Espanol, Etica Ambiental, FFA, Florida Friendly Angler, Florida Friendly Angler En Español, Florida Friendly Fishing Guide, Florida Sea Grant, Impactos, Mejores Practicas De Pesca, Michael Sipos, Modulos, Pastos Marinos, Peces, Pesca, Pesca Responsable, Pescador, Pesquerias, Plataforma Educativa, Poblaciones De Peces, Recursos Marinos, Return 'Em Right, Sea Grant, Spanish

New study shows seafood waste less profound than previously thought


April 9, 2024

A new study shows seafood food loss and waste in the United States is approximately 22.7%, a drastic decrease from previous estimates of between 43% and 47%. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alena Poulin, Aquaculture, Aquatic, Commercial Fishing, Farmed Fish, Fish, Food, Food Security, Frank Asche, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, James Anderson, Megan Winslow, Nature, Resource Economics, Seafood, Sustainability, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Waste

MEDIA ALERT: Broward youth grow food, protect environment with UF/IFAS at YMCA Weston


April 4, 2024

WHAT: How do you capture the attention of youth, so they embrace environmentally friendly habits? How do you engage them in adopting sustainable best practices that will grow with them? You introduce food into the picture and engage all their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Conservation, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Stewards, Kimberly Moore, Media Alert, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County 4-H, YMCA, Youth

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