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Category: Wildlife

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential… Read More

Sarasota County summer internship: on love and learning

Hello! I’m Adelaide Mahler, one of the Environmental Education and Outreach interns at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County this summer. Moreover, I’m an individual terribly in love with the environment (and education). So, read on to… Read More

Citizen science: surveying Florida scrub-jays

As a Florida native, I’ve become fascinated by our sole endemic bird: the Florida scrub jay. When offered the opportunity to help survey populations in the Sarasota area, I couldn’t resist, and by just 10:30am… Read More

Citizen Science: sea turtle surveying and how you can help!

As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never… Read More

26 de Julio: Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares

Mangrove salt marsh snake

Hoy es el Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares. Adoptado por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO en 2015 y celebrado cada año el 26 de julio, este día tiene como objetivo… Read More

Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos! #OceansDayChallenge

¡Hoy es el Día Mundial de los Océanos! Un día que se creó hace 29 años para celebrar nuestros océanos y crear conciencia para su protección y conservación. A pesar de que dependemos de nuestros… Read More

Providing science-based programming to schools

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming – not only for adults in our community,… Read More