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Category: Professional Development

End of an internship, start of a career

Kassidy’s Internship Experience Hello! I am Kassidy House, the Natural Resources and Sustainability Communication and Outreach intern at UF IFAS Extension and Sustainability Sarasota County (It is a mouthful I know). This is a blog… Read More

UF/IFAS now offers Green Business online education course for all Florida businesses

Green Business Partnership logo, with UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County Government logos

The UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Waste Reduction program has added a new course to UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning: Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs) The “Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs)” course is… Read More

Learn to go green with UF/IFAS Extension

exterior shot of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, with red-orange sky in background as sun sets

Is your business considering going green?  If so, join UF/IFAS Waste Reduction Program to learn steps to implement environmentally sustainable programs into your business.  This course is designed to introduce businesses with best management practices… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. “What do you do?” When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist” or “I… Read More

Spend a moment with a Florida Master Naturalist

Derek Wiberg, FMNP graduate

Derek Wiberg, a certified Florida Master Naturalist, shares his insights and experience with Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Instructor Katherine Clements. Derek is a Harvard-trained educator experienced in environmental science and guiding rain forest tours in Costa… Read More

CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

Florida home with maintained landscaping

This class is designed to provide training in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point… Read More

12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

Join us Nov. 30 for Sarasota County’s 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, a day-long event that showcases steps to building healthy, resilient, thriving communities. Wrapped with a “Building a Better Future, Together” theme, the workshop… Read More