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Cut it Out! Proper Pruning Techniques in Your Florida-Friendly Yard

Cut it Out! Proper Pruning Techniques in Your Florida-Friendly Yard

Jan 27, 10:00am

Zoom

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Learn the proper steps to take in order to prune your trees, shrubs and landscape plants in a way to help them thrive, and to avoid trouble down the road from improper pruning practices.

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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Jan 28, 10:00am - Jan 28, 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! Joining us this week will be Lilly Browning with the Florida-Friendly Landscape Program in Hernando County. You can find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HernandoExt/posts/3964802226905298 or on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=55HoVQgKUiU
Watch past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester

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Bocados de ciencia-Ornamentales marinos

Bocados de ciencia-Ornamentales marinos

Feb 2, 4:00pm - Feb 2, 4:45pm

La actividad de cuidado de peces e invertebrados marinos en acuarios a nivel mundial representa una industria en crecimiento. Conozca algunos aspectos fundamentales sobre la captura, cultivo, transporte, comercializacion y cuidados basicos de los ornamentales marinos y su importancia para la Florida.

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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Insect ID And Responsible Control For New Gardeners

Insect ID And Responsible Control For New Gardeners

Feb 2, 6:30pm - Feb 2, 7:30pm

Join Dr. William Lester from UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County as he shares the importance of properly identifying your suspected insect pests and how new to Florida gardeners can control them. Even if you are an experienced Florida gardener, you're sure to learn something new! Live on our Facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/HernandoExt
or on YouTube Live at: bit.ly/3alTpMg

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Seven Steps and Three Years to a Florida-Friendly Yard

Seven Steps and Three Years to a Florida-Friendly Yard

Feb 3, 10:00am

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Converting your existing yard to a Florida-Friendly oasis is a process. This class will help you take one step at a time to change your so-so yard into a diverse, living landscape.


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Meeting ID: 943 3590 5664
Passcode: 733208

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Bite-sized Science: Manatees and Mangroves. The Unexpected Consequences of Tropicalization in North Florida

Bite-sized Science: Manatees and Mangroves. The Unexpected Consequences of Tropicalization in North Florida

Feb 4, 4:00pm - Feb 4, 4:30pm

virtual

When: Thursday, February 4
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration required through the following site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lsW7c7WeSHi5_6QmtwBdyA

In recent years the occurrence of manatees and mangroves in the panhandle has increased. This has not gone unoticed and brought up some new issues for locals. This tropicalization of north Florida has also opened the doors for some invasive species.

Rick is the UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant Agent for Escambia County. His programs include topics on coastal invasive and nuisance species, restoring habitat and fisheries, monitoring water quality and biological indicators, and enhancing marine literacy for the community.

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Living Florida-Friendly in a Deed Restricted Community

Living Florida-Friendly in a Deed Restricted Community

Feb 10, 10:00am

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Learn how to create a yard that is Florida-Friendly and also fits within your community standards. We will discuss what Florida-Friendly really means and how to bring your board on board!


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Meeting ID: 922 1351 3001
Passcode: 855439

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Native Plants for Formal Landscapes

Native Plants for Formal Landscapes

Feb 17, 10:00am - Feb 17, 11:00am

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Native plants can have a place in your formal landscape. Learn which plants look neat and tidy, bring vibrant color, and all of the benefits of an ecologically balanced landscape! Learn to love Central Florida native plants!


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Meeting ID: 993 7530 2804
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Bugs That Bite, Sting or Taste You

Bugs That Bite, Sting or Taste You

Feb 24, 10:00am

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Lilly, Browning, Dr. Bill Lester, and Karen Mojica from Mosquito Control will present the insects in our area that require caution to be around. Learn about the steps you can take to reduce your chances of being bitten, stung or tasted!



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Meeting ID: 977 9115 4275
Passcode: 656875

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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Workshop

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Workshop

Feb 25, 6:00pm

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This Virtual Workshop will include a Rain Barrel Workshop and a Compost Bin Workshop. Residents may attend one or both workshops.
To register, you must email Lilly Browning at LillyB@hernandocounty.us to receive important information and a Zoom link.
Rain Barrels are $50. A check must be sent to Hernando County Utilities to register for this event. Customers of Hernando County Utilities will receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and taking a rain barrel home.
Compost bins are free and available to Hernando County residents only. One bin per household.
Pick-up of the barrels and bins will be Saturday, February 27th at the Master Gardener Nursery -19490 Oliver St in Brooksville, between 9am and 10:00am.
Email LillyB@hernandocounty.us for registration information. See Le

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Bocados de ciencia-Pez León

Bocados de ciencia-Pez León

Mar 2, 4:00pm - Mar 2, 4:45pm

Seminario sobre el pez león, un pez nativo de la región Indio-Pacifico Tropical que se ha convertido en una amenaza para los ecosistemas marinos de Florida. En este seminario se enfocará en la biología del pez león y como usted puede ayudar a controlar su expansión.

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.

Bite-sized Science: What Causes Fish Kills in Coastal Waters

Bite-sized Science: What Causes Fish Kills in Coastal Waters

Mar 4, 4:00pm - Mar 4, 4:45pm

Virtual

When: Thursday, March 4
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration required through this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ypeXZw_8QtejlpmogNTFTA

Fish kills in coastal waters can be a disturbing site. Learn what causes these occurrences to happen and what you should do if you see a fish kill.

Holly is the UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant Agent in Brevard County. Her Extension program addresses timely and relevant coastal issues. Her program areas include adult and youth environmental education, boating and waterways, seafood sustainability and management, water quality protection and ecotourism education.

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Florida-Friendly Landscapes Good Enough to Eat - Incorporating Edibles into Your Landscape

Florida-Friendly Landscapes Good Enough to Eat - Incorporating Edibles into Your Landscape

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

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You can incorporate vegetables, fruits and herbs into any size or shape landscape. Learn how to have a beautiful, environmentally friendly, practical and delicious landscape!

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Meeting ID: 931 3982 6770
Passcode: 973958

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UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course

UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course

Mar 15, 9:00am - Mar 17, 12:30pm

Virtual

When: March 15 - 17, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Microsoft Teams platform (live classroom)
Cost: $100
Registration required through this site: virtualdronemarch.eventbrite.ca

Did you know you need a certificate (license) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when a drone is operated professionally?

This virtual course is designed to help prepare those who want to incorporate drones into their professional career and need to pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

Course will cover regulations, airspace, sectionals, weather and performance, restricted areas, airport operations, and communication. Practice tests will be provided.

Books and class activity kit will be mailed directly to the address of the individual registered for the course prior to the start of the course. Cost of these items are covered in the course registration fee. Registration will close March 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. to give time for course materials to arrive via postal service.

This course is taught by Brittany Scharf, Stacy Strickland, Kalan Taylor, and Matt Smith. For questions regarding the course, contact Brittany at bhallscharf@ufl.edu

Note: This course does not teach participants how to fly a drone and does not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

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Bite-sized Science: Barotrauma Mitigation Techniques

Bite-sized Science: Barotrauma Mitigation Techniques

Apr 1, 4:00pm - Apr 1, 4:45pm

Virtual

When: Thursday, April 1
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required through this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2I5THpX1Tr20nvKCsGEjWg

This presentation will explain what barotrauma is and ways it can be prevented. It will cover where/why the different barotrauma prevention devices/techniques were created, their benefits/why are they important, and the pros/cons of using one over the other (venting, inverted hook, clamp and crate).

Mike is the UF IFAS Extension Sea Grant Agent for Collier County. His programs focus on delivering educational materials regarding sustainable fisheries, fisheries enhancement, water quality and environmental literacy. He is a native Southwest Floridian and enjoys fishing, spearfishing, diving, kayaking and more. Michael is also an avid aquarist and keeps both fresh and saltwater aquariums.

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Bocados de ciencia-Criaturas de las profundidades del mar

Bocados de ciencia-Criaturas de las profundidades del mar

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

Seminario sobre criaturas de la zona abisal de los océanos, sobre su biología, adaptaciones, amenazas, entre otros.

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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Bite-sized Science: Seahorses

Bite-sized Science: Seahorses

Apr 8, 4:00pm - Apr 8, 4:45pm

virtual

When: Thursday, April 8
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration is required through this site: ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QPDAt4W8SiSC7-XGRXY2fA

You will learn about the life history and habits of seahorses, as well as the international trade of this group of fishes.

Shelly is the Florida Sea Grant agent for the UF/IFAS Extension, Monroe County in the Florida Keys. Shelly is a marine biologist and loves teaching people about Florida's coastal environments.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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