Category: Work & Life

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence… Read More

To Keto or Not to Keto…That Is the Question

You may have come across the term “keto” lately in conversation, or seen it on food packaging, recipes, and across social media. Pictures of fatty foods like bacon, cheese, and even butter in coffee. As with most topics… Read More

Pioneer Snook in the Nature Coast

snook being measured

What are pioneer snook? Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are a highly sought-after sport fish found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  Lately, anglers are catching many more snook in the Nature… Read More

Congratulations to the Nature Coast Champions!

Nature Coast Champion Award Plaques

We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural class of the Nature Coast Champion award! The Nature Coast Champion is a new award program initiated by the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. The awards recognize people… Read More

Cooking With Kids During the Holidays

With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays!  Kids not only will get to try the new foods they prepare, but they also will get… Read More

Redeeming a seawall

seawall with reef balls in front at the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Shoreline armoring Most Floridians already know about the loss and degradation of our coastal habitats. One of the major causes of coastal habitat loss is shoreline armoring. Shoreline armoring, or hardening, occurs when seawalls, bulkheads, and large rocks… Read More

Living Their Best Life….at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake

For generations children have spent their summers at sleep away camps, trying new activities, such as swimming, archery, rec dance, and outdoor skills.  For some, they may refer to these moments at camp as a time when they… Read More

Kids Escape to Spa Camp

Parents are learning to raise healthy kids in the 21st century, and it means more than just teaching them to eat their vegetables or look both ways before crossing the street.  The poor diets, technological obsessions, and stressors… Read More