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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

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