Category: Coasts & Marine

Climate Change is a Current, and Future Issue

The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released last Friday.  The report is broken down into chapters on… Read More

4-H SPIN Clubs and how one leader built 4 winning SPIN club teams!

Have you wanted to become a 4-H volunteer, but worry about the time commitment? Not sure if your child will like to do one project for an entire year?  Then the 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) clubs may be… Read More

Accepting Applications for Summer High School Leadership Program!

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County at Weedon Island Preserve is looking for high school students with an interest in the environment to join the Ranger Naturalist program. High school students yearning to learn more about the environment and gain… Read More

Discover the Fishing Heritage of Tampa Bay!

What: A Salty Heritage: Celebrating the Fishing History of Tampa Bay When: Saturday, December 3 Where: Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 About: Tampa Bay has a rich heritage… Read More

Fishing Capital of the World

Florida is the “Fishing Capital of the World” with more world record fish catches than any other state or country. From an economic perspective, Florida also leads all states in economic impacts for its marine recreational fisheries and has… Read More

What does Sea Level Rise mean for YOU?

Tampa Bay is experiencing sea level rise. However, if we inform ourselves with the science and plan collectively as a community, we will be more resilient to any potential impacts. After a careful review of scientific research and… Read More

Youth Summit Empowers the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists

Registration is now open for the fifth anniversary Youth Ocean Conservation Summit which will take place on Saturday, November 14 at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL! Attendees at this year’s event will be inspired by dynamic speakers, including a keynote address by renowned… Read More