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Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Series Part One - Digging into Soil Science

Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Series Part One - Digging into Soil Science

Apr 13, 10:00am - Apr 13, 11:15am

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Join us for Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected as we explore the cycle of life in our own backyards.

In Part 1 of this series, Digging Into Soil Science, Veteran Master Gardener Volunteer Bernie Bathauer will take us on a subterranean tour of the sandy soil in Central Florida and how it is a good medium for many plants in our area, and how we can improve it for our landscape needs.

94 interested  ·  8 going
Bocados de ciencia-Los Faros del sureste de la Florida

Bocados de ciencia-Los Faros del sureste de la Florida

Apr 13, 4:00pm - Apr 13, 4:45pm

Historía sobre la necesidad de installar faros por el océano Atlantico.

Ana Zangroniz es la Agente de Florida Sea Grant en el condado de Miami-Dade, administrada por la Universidad de Florida (UF/IFAS). Su trabajo es dar información científica sobre asuntos marinos a sus proprios clientes, para mejorar el ambiente natural y también promover oportunidades económicas en el condado. Ana tiene su maestría de la Universidad de Miami. En su tiempo libre, le encanta bailar salsa, bucear por los arrecifes corales en la Florida, y viajar a otros paises.

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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Apr 15, 10:00am - Apr 15, 11:00am

Tune in to our weekly plant clinic, ask questions live online and get research-based answers and advice- now weekly on Facebook Live and YouTube Live! This week Lilly Browning with the Florida-Friendly Landscape Program in Hernando County will be joining us! You can find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HernandoExt/posts/4183440011708184
or on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMsJ5dD84V0
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester
Videos of each episode are available on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUA6gAuGFgvyqNwT-ANj9HBMqisq9BVCp

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Bite-sized Science: It Don't Mean a Thing if You Ain't Got that Sting!

Bite-sized Science: It Don't Mean a Thing if You Ain't Got that Sting!

Apr 15, 4:00pm - Apr 15, 4:45pm

Virtual

When: Thursday, April 15
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration required through this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TWGMYBMpRjyGJAxwzfCR4A

There are over 15 different species of stingray commonly observed in Florida’s waters. Although sting may sound ominous, these “flat sharks” are not aggressive. Stingrays are ecologically and economically important – not to mention incredibly fascinating! Join us to learn more about stingrays in Florida waters and beyond.

Angela is the regional UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant agent based in Manatee County. Her extension programs focus on fisheries, sustainable fishing practices, and clam aquaculture.

61 interested  ·  9 going
Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Part Two - There's a Fungus Among Us

Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Part Two - There's a Fungus Among Us

Apr 20, 10:00am - Apr 20, 1:00pm

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Join us for series, "Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected." In Part Two we will cover, "The Fungus Among Us." Join University of Florida experts as they discuss common fungi found in our area and their importance to our environment.

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Bocados de ciencia-Cangrejo de Herradura

Bocados de ciencia-Cangrejo de Herradura

Apr 20, 4:00pm - Apr 20, 4:45pm

Seminario sobre el cangrejo de herradura, un invertebrado fascinante que no solo es sumamente importante en los ecosistemas estuarinos, pero también por su aporte a la medicina. Este seminario se enfocará en la biología, amenazas, estado de conservación, y programas de monitoreos con voluntarios en los cuales usted puede participar.

Armando J. Ubeda es una agente de extensión de Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS en el condado de Sarasota. Armando es un biólogo marino con especialidades en ecología marina, pesquería, y manejo y conservación de recursos marinos. Su programa de extensión se enfoca en pesca sostenible, conservación de recursos marino-costeros, prevención de desechos marinos, arrecifes artificiales, costas vivas, y en el programa de maestros naturalistas de Florida.

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Just Rain Barrels - Outdoor Workshop

Just Rain Barrels - Outdoor Workshop

Apr 21, 9:00am

23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601-4441, United States Map

This in-person outdoor workshop is offering Rain Barrels only (no compost bins.)

It will be held at Chinsegut Conservation Center's outdoor pole barn. 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.

Rain Barrels are $50 (checks only) and you must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. If you are a customer of Hernando County Utilities for your water, you will receive a one time credit of $25 on your water bill for attending a workshop and installing a rain barrel at your home.

To find out how to register for this workshop, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us for further direction.

Class size is limited.

76 interested  ·  7 going
Bite-sized Science: Aquaponics in Florida

Bite-sized Science: Aquaponics in Florida

Apr 22, 4:00pm - Apr 22, 4:45pm

Virtual

When: Thursday, April 22
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration required through this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jz-gBe96SzGd6bSzkR2y-w

Join us for an update on aquaponic initiatives, hobby-scale and commercial in Florida

Laura is the UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant agent for Okaloosa and Walton Counties in the Florida panhandle. Her areas of expertise include aquaculture, water quality and marine resource conservation.

110 interested  ·  9 going
Birds Found Around Lakes, Rivers, and Ponds III

Birds Found Around Lakes, Rivers, and Ponds III

Apr 23, 1:00pm

April 23 at 1:00 pm

Birds Found Around Lakes, Rivers, and Ponds III
The third of this series covers some more interesting birds found in Central Florida.

Presenter: Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Director Sumter and Hernando Counties

Link: ufl.zoom.us/j/92369361489

140 interested  ·  12 going
Registration Required - Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Part Three - Beetles & Other Clean Up Crews

Registration Required - Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Part Three - Beetles & Other Clean Up Crews

Apr 27, 10:00am

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Registration is required for this class. Please go to:

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Join us for the series, "Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected."

In Part Three, "Beetles and Other Clean Up Crews," Dr. William Lester of University of Florida/IFAS at Hernando County will introduce us to those behind the scenes workers in our landscape who keep things neat and tidy, and recycle waste in an environmentally friendly way.

60 interested  ·  3 going
Bocados de ciencia-El increible mundo de los Equinodermos

Bocados de ciencia-El increible mundo de los Equinodermos

Apr 27, 4:00pm - Apr 27, 4:45pm

Muchas veces subestimados, los equinodermos (erizos y estrellas de mar) juegan un papel muy importante en el equilibrio de los ecosistemas marino costeros. Aprenda sobre los diferentes tipos de equinodermos y sus increibles adaptaciones al medio marino.

Victor Blanco es el Agente de Extensión de Asuntos Marinos en el Condado de Taylor, para Florida Sea Grant y la unidad de Extensión de la Universidad de Florida (UF/IFAS). Victor es biólogo marino egresado de la Universidad de Oriente en Venezuela. Actualmente cursa el Master en Pesquerías y Ciencias Acuáticas de la Universidad de Florida.

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Bite-sized Science: Ocean Renewable Energy

Bite-sized Science: Ocean Renewable Energy

Apr 29, 4:00pm - Apr 29, 4:45pm

virtual

When: Thursday, April 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required at this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V6LNV_VfQxCSU4aPvCeotQ

The forces of the seas and ocean have the capacity to generate all the energy demanded by the planet. Learn about some of the technologies that are being developed to "harvest" ocean energy and combat climate change.

Victor is the UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant agent in Taylor County. His extension programs focus on promoting the sustainable use of natural resources in coastal areas.

74 interested  ·  5 going
Bocados de ciencia-Aspectos básicos de las energías renovables oceánicas

Bocados de ciencia-Aspectos básicos de las energías renovables oceánicas

May 4, 4:00pm - May 4, 4:45pm

Las fuerzas de los mares y océanos tienen la capacidad de generar toda la energia demandada por el planeta. Conozca algunas tecnologías que se desarrolan para "cosechar" la energía oceánica y combatir el cambio climático.

Victor Blanco es el Agente de Extensión de Asuntos Marinos en el Condado de Taylor, para Florida Sea Grant y la unidad de Extensión de la Universidad de Florida (UF/IFAS). Victor es biólogo marino egresado de la Universidad de Oriente en Venezuela. Actualmente cursa el Master en Pesquerías y Ciencias Acuáticas de la Universidad de Florida.

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Bite-sized Science: Sharks of Florida

Bite-sized Science: Sharks of Florida

May 6, 4:00pm - May 6, 4:45pm

virtual

When: Thursday, May 6
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required through this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YzRodK8uQ3GRe1aqKORfEQ

In this webinar, you will learn about our most common Florida sharks, their ecology, conservation status, threats, and fishing regulations.

Armando is a UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant agent in Pinellas County. His extension programs focus on artificial reefs, water quality/quantity, fisheries and marine resource conservation.

222 interested  ·  20 going
Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Series Part Four - Bringing It All Back Home

Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Series Part Four - Bringing It All Back Home

May 12, 10:00am - May 12, 1:00pm

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Meeting ID: 995 0395 4954
Passcode: 371446

Join us for the Rotted, Recycled and Resurrected Series.

In Part Four, Lilly Browning will discuss how we can take the lessons learned from the first three parts in this series; Soil Science, Fungus in our landscape, and Beetles and Other Clean Up Crews and apply the lessons learned to our own landscape. We will learn how to allow the cycle of life and death in our own yard, and enjoy a heathy eco-system.

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Gopher It! Gardening for Gopher Tortoises

Gopher It! Gardening for Gopher Tortoises

May 19, 10:00am - May 19, 11:15am

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Passcode: 015046


Join Florida Master Naturalist and Nature Photographer Alice Mary Herden as she shows us how to make our yards an oasis for our native gopher tortoises. Cultural practices will be discussed as well as how to provide their favorite plant buffet in your own yard! Do you want to make room for our tortoises? Gopher it!

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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Virtual Workshop

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Virtual Workshop

May 20, 6:00pm

on-line

A virtual Compost and Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered by Hernando County Utilities and Hernando County Solid Waste and University of Florida IFAS Extension at Hernando County.
The Compost Workshop will run from 6:00pm - 6:45pm. Compost bins are free to Hernando County residents who attend the workshop. One bin per household.
The Rain Barrel Workshop will be held from 6:45 - 7:30pm. You must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. Rain barrels are $50. Customers of Hernando County Utilities will receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing one at their home.
Pick up of bins and barrels will be on May 22nd between 9am and 10am at the Hernando County Master Gardener Nursery in Brooksville.
To receive details about registering for these workshops, you must email Lilly at LillyB@hernandocounty.us by May 16th or before class is full. Class is limited. The workshops are usually held monthly.

219 interested  ·  18 going
Just Rain Barrels -  Outdoor Workshop

Just Rain Barrels - Outdoor Workshop

May 26, 9:00am

23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601-4441, United States Map

This in-person outdoor workshop is offering Rain Barrels only (no compost bins.)
It will be held at Chinsegut Conservation Center's outdoor pole barn. 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.
Rain Barrels are $50 (checks only) and you must attend a workshop to purchase a rain barrel. If you are a customer of Hernando County Utilities for your water, you will receive a one time credit of $25 on your water bill for attending a workshop and installing a rain barrel at your home.
To find out how to register for this workshop, you MUST email LillyB@hernandocounty.us for further direction.
Class size is limited.

23 interested  ·  4 going