Welcome back to Volunteering in Nature, a blog series that explores the wonderful world of volunteering for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s ecology and natural resources program. If you’ve been following along so far, you’ve last read ... READ MORE
Welcome back to Volunteering In Nature, a blog series that explores the wonderful world of volunteering for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s ecology and natural resources program. So far, we have shared all about the ecology and natural ... READ MORE
Welcome back to the Volunteering in Nature blog series, where you can get an inspiring peak into the world of volunteering for the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Ecology and Natural Resources program! As we move deeper into summer and ... READ MORE
August is recognized as National Water Quality Month! This is a great time to renew your commitment to protecting and enhancing water quality in Southwest Florida. Let's face it - most of us live here because we love all of the water resources ... READ MORE
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart." -Elizabeth Andrew
It’s the people who have a lot of heart that make it possible for the Ecology and Natural Resources program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County to ... READ MORE
As summer heats up and children are out of school, you might be spending more time enjoying the outdoors which means more exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), skin cancer is the most common ... READ MORE
Introducing Mary Ellen
A native of Louisiana, Mary Ellen grew up in Ponchatoula, a small town near New Orleans. She went on to study Wildlife Management and Forestry before moving to work for a statewide conservation organization in New Hampshire ... READ MORE
June 8, was World Oceans World Day, so to celebrate, I decided to spend the day at one of our local and most popular beaches in Sarasota County, Siesta Key Beach. I talked to visitors and residents about things that we could do to help the oceans, ... READ MORE
What is Juneteenth?
158 years ago today, June 19th, over 250,000 African American people were brought the news of their legal freedom from chattel slavery by Union soldiers who rode into Galveston Bay, Texas (NMAAHC, n.d.). Despite the Emancipation ... READ MORE
Water touches every part of our lives. Whether you're an avid fisher, a weekend beachgoer, or just someone who enjoys a tall, cold glass of H₂O, your life depends on an ample supply of clean water.
Originally developed by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE