Community Events

Master Gardener Training Information Session

If you are interested in the University of Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Escambia County, plan to attend a special Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, August 8.  Learn about training sessions, volunteer activities, and the role of Master Gardeners in the community.    Applications will be available for interested participants for the 2017-18 Fall/Winter Master …

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Cooking from the Estuary

Shrimp, blue crab and many species of fish depend on our local estuaries. Places like Perdido, Pensacola and Escambia Bays, Bayous Texar, Grande and Chico and Big Lagoon are home to local seafood species.   In celebration of National Estuaries Week, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant and Family and Consumer Sciences will offer the “Cooking …

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Growing Healthy Palms Program

University of Florida palm and disease Extension specialist Dr. Monica Elliott will share information on palm installation and best management practices. Join us Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Escambia County Central Office Complex for the program. Call 475-5230 or email bbolles@ufl.edu to register for the free program.  

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Aerospace Community Event and Youth Day Camp

4-H is partnering with the Northwest Florida Modelers club to bring our community a day of fun and aeronautical adventure as community members take part in watching amazing demonstrations and youth get hands on in learning about the science of flight. Everyone is welcome, but please register your youth with us at the 4-H office …

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4-H SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Summer brings great opportunities for youth to engage in adventures and educational experiences beyond the classroom environment. 4-H offers hands on learning opportunities through day camps and residential camp each year. This year we will offer camps that teach our community’s youth about the environment and wildlife, aerospace, heritage arts like sewing and canning, civic …

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Spring Garden Festival

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL, Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon Join Escambia County Master Gardeners for garden demonstrations, plant information, and a plant sale this Saturday morning. Tour the beautiful gardens and ask one of the many volunteers about Florida Friendly plants and practices. Event will include children’s activities and the McGuire’s Pipe Band. …

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4-H Civic Leadership Program 2016

4-H Civic Leadership Program 2016 There are some wonderful opportunities coming up in the 4-H leadership program this spring and summer. All of these are centered on civic education, which includes teaching youth about the democratic process, debate, public speaking, service learning, and social awareness and responsibility. Please note the age that is appropriate for …

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Seagrass Awareness!

The importance of seagrasses has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately. Come join us to learn more about seagrasses, marine creatures that live in seagrasses, and learn how to protect them at the 16th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration! Seagrass Awareness is an annual free family event held at Shoreline Park South …

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Spring Gardening Series Starts March 12

Escambia County Master Gardeners will be presenting gardening topics on various Saturdays this spring for the public.  The programs will be held at Woerner Landscape and Pet Supply, 1332 Creighton Road.  Each program will begin at 10:00. Topics include Water Gardens, Attracting Butterflies and Pollinators, Color in the Garden, Attracting Wildlife, and Container Gardens. Spring Gardening …

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Florida Master Naturalist class starting soon!

Want a firsthand look at northwest Florida’s wetland habitats? Register now for the Florida Master Naturalist Program’s hands-on learning experience this spring. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on learning experience for adults. The FMNP both informs and prepares individuals to share information about Florida’s natural areas and environmental history. Classes will begin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/10/florida-master-naturalist-class-starting-soon/

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