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Citizen science: surveying Florida scrub-jays


August 25, 2021

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 I had seen my first jays, helped ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Endemic, Florida Scrub-jay, Native, Pgm_EcoNR, Threatened, Wildlife

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


August 9, 2021

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 had before. After some late ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Science, Conservation, Pgm_EcoNR, Sea Turtles, Wildlife
Master Gardener Volunteer program members (blue shirts) help customers during the 2019 Annual UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Master Gardener Plant Sale and EdFest

Welcome to our new residential horticulture agent


June 4, 2021

Residential horticulture is a core component of our Sarasota County Extension programs, delivering landscaping education for residents, providing consultations to homeowners associations, and coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer program. ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_HortRes, Staff

Providing science-based programming to schools


April 29, 2021

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4H, Club, Curriculum, Development, Enrich, Garden, Lesson, Pgm_4H, Pgm_EcoNR, Pgm_FNP, Pgm_Sustain, School, Science, STEM, Student, Sustainability, Youth

Become an Energy Coach volunteer this fall


April 17, 2020

Are you interested in learning energy and water saving techniques and helping low-income residents in Sarasota County? If you have interest in sustainability and helping our community and planet be a better place to live, we invite you to enroll ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Building, Community, Conserve, Earth, Earthday, Efficiency, Energy, Energycoach, Equity, Green, Health, Home, Money, Pgm_Sustain, Save, Solar, Sustainability, Training, Upgrade, Volunteer, Water

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