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How to Make Social Distancing More Fun for Kids at Home

While we are all learning a new norm of how-to social distance ourselves, let’s try to find ways to make the best of it.  There are lots of activities we an still do with our family during this time. … Read More

During This Unprecedented Time of Social Distancing, Try Cooking With Your Kids

Many people are staying at home right now without a clue of what to do while social distancing due to the coronavirus.  Instead of looking at it as a disruption or inconvenience, let’s look at it as a… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 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 UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program

volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, but the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) offers a chance to look deeper. Students develop… Read More

Citizen science training workshop for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch

horseshoe crabs nesting on a beach

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a popular citizen science program where trained volunteers survey, measure, tag, and release horseshoe crabs on Florida’s beaches. Learn more about why we need to monitor our horseshoe crab populations in this post…. Read More

Weekend Backpack Program……Feeding One Child at a Time

When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal.  Thanks to Taylor County’s Weekend Backpack Program, weekends are worry free for… Read More

4-H Agriculture Day: Why It’s Important for Kids to Understand about Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture is a part of all of us, and Ag Day is a perfect time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture across the state of Florida. What is 4-H Agriculture Day 4-H Agriculture Day gives… Read More

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Catching and taking fin clippings from snook fish off of Hernando Beach for UF/IFAS Sea Grant research with Becca Burton, Hernando County Extension agent Brittany Scharf, and Emma Pistole of the Nature Coast Biological Station on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to… Read More