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Category: Recreation

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

Snakes: Friend or Foe?

Snakes are an important part of Florida’s ecosystems and serve as a natural form of pest control. Although to some they appear to be scary, scaly creatures that need to be killed, snakes are actually very important and… Read More

Now Accepting Applications! Student Volunteer Opportunity at Weedon Island Preserve!

The Ranger Naturalist Program allows students ages 15-18 to gain leadership skills and environmental knowledge at Weedon Island Preserve each summer. Students gain Bright Futures volunteer hours while working on projects that benefit Weedon Island Preserve. Students will… Read More

It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week!!!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a great opportunity for residents and visitors of Florida to learn about non-native species posing a threat to the State’s economy and environment. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, every… Read More

Love Is In the Air

Valentine’s Day doesn’t exclude wildlife. This time of year you might notice some extraordinary changes in colors, sounds and overall appearance of some animal species; especially the birds. The process in which birds develop new feathers and shed… Read More