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National Honey Bee Day

Let’s make some buzz on National Honey Bee Day! August 20th


July 6, 2022

The UF/IFAS Social Media Committee is enlisting your participation in the National Honey Bee Day Social Media Blitz on August 20, 2022.  Participants of this social media event can be from inside UF/IFAS or community supporters with an interest ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Events, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Honey, Honey Bee, Social Media

Summer Internship Shadowing Scientists Through the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County


June 30, 2022

My Background I am blogging about the great opportunity I had during my summer internship shadowing scientists and blogging about the experiences. My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agama, Earleaf Acacia, Harbor Branch, Internship, Invasive Species, Sea Turtle, Sea Vegetable
Peters's Rock Agama

My Internship Shadowing Experience: How do you live trap Peters’s rock agama?


June 29, 2022

My Background My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Events, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agama, Reptile, Trap, Trapping

My Internship Shadowing Experience: Nighttime Sea Turtle Walk


June 9, 2022

My Background My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Ecological Associates, Endangered Species, Ethics, FMNP, FWC, Leatherback, Loggerhead, Master Naturalist, Photography, Sea Turtle
Hurricane Preparedness

2022 Updated UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information


June 2, 2022

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #landscape, Disaster, Hurricane, Stress, Weather
Earleaf Acacia

My Internship Shadowing Experience: Working with Invasive Earleaf Acacia and a Potential Biocontrol Method


June 1, 2022

My background My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biological Control, Earleaf Acacia, Internship, Invasive, Sean MacWilliam
rainbow

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June


May 27, 2022

LGBT Pride Month Background Why do people celebrate LGBT Pride month in June?  It is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in NYC.  If you live in South Florida like I do, you can visit the Stonewall National Museum and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Gay, Lego, LGBT, Pride

Children’s Pesticides Poisoning and the Ways to Avoid it


April 1, 2022

Pesticides are powerful tools for controlling pests. However, pesticides are also toxic and can severely harm children’s health if stored or used improperly. 50 percent of poisoning incidents each year are for children younger than six years ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #pesticide, Exposure, Pesticide And Children, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Poisoning
Soup Day Feb 4 2022

Homemade Vegetable Pho Soup for 2022 #NationalSoupDay February 4, 2022


February 4, 2022

Ken's Veggie Pho Soup Homemade vegetable pho soup is a delicious Vietnamese dish made with many herbs that can be grown in your own backyard in Florida.  Locally sourced produce used in my soup included sweet basil (Thai basil is also great ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Herbs, NationalSoupDay, Pho, Vegetables
Kissimmee River at Lake Okeechobee

Biking and Birding the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) on the Herbert Hoover Dike


January 14, 2022

One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Alligator, Audubon, Bird, Lake Okeechobee, Okeechobee, Trail, Wood Stork

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