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Energy improvements at Sarasota Housing Authority: That’s a wrap for the Annex!


June 10, 2022

Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown Sarasota. Our team ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Energy, Equity, Low-income, Pgm_Sustain, Saving, Water

2022 Energy Sweep kickoff: bringing efficiency and equity to Sarasota Housing Authority


March 15, 2022

This March, Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Energy Coach Volunteers partnered with the Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) to install energy and water efficiency devices in low-income housing authority units. During the sweeps, Energy ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Money Matters, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Energy, Equity, Low-income, Pgm_Sustain, Saving, Water

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

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