Monthly Archive: March 2016

Florida 4-H: Growing the True Leaders of Tomorrow Today

NEWS RELEASE Florida 4-H:  Growing the True Leaders of Tomorrow Today March 21, 2016 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Chris DeCubellis, 352-846-4444, cdecube@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some say leaders are born, not made. Florida 4-H youth would disagree. During 2014-15, Florida 4-H reached more than 204,000 youth, ages 5-18, through 4-H clubs, school enrichment, …

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Panhandle Outdoors 2016

  Northwest Florida is considered one  of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features. Join us to explore these waters and learn more about the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures!   DETAILS & REGISTRATION: Several options are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panhandle- outdoors-live-weeks-bay-estuary-water- school-tickets-22656298599 Contact Rick O’Connor at  …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/23/panhandle-outdoors-2016-8/

Formosan Termites

Formosan termites will soon be swarming and homeowners can be prepared to protect their homes. A program to help homeowners become educated on Formosan termites and their management is coming to Escambia County. Formosan Termites Program Details DATE: Monday, April 4, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Check in at 5:45 p.m. and program …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/22/formosan-termites/

Training for Monitoring Diamondback Terrapins

Diamondback terrapins are the only brackish water turtles in the United States.  They prefer salt marshes and can be used as an indicator of the health of our bay.  To that end Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor provides training on how to monitor our bay for the occurrence of this neat creature, and coordinates the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/19/training-for-monitoring-diamondback-terrapins/

Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar

The heavy rain this week decreased salinities across the bay area but increased the bacteria count for Bayou Texar.  Enterococcus bacteria counts should not be above 104 colonies / 100ml of sample and BT measured 106 colonies this week. No red tide reported in the panhandle this week.  Background levels were detected in SW Florida. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/18/health-advisory-issued-for-bayou-texar-2/

4-H Summer Camp 2016 Needs Your Help!

  Find out more about camp at escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/!   4-H Summer Camp

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An Ancient Mariner… the horseshoe crab

Talk about weird and cool at the same time! The horseshoe crab is one of the oldest living species we have in the Gulf of Mexico.  Fossils of this animal date back to almost 500 million years… this is before there was such a thing as fish!  The separating of Pangea, the rise and fall of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/11/an-ancient-mariner-the-horseshoe-crab/

Snorkeling… 5 Ways to Safely Enjoy Our Nearshore Snorkel Reefs

It’s that time of year… the air is warming and spring break has begun. Crowds of locals and visitors have begun to descend on area beaches to enjoy the panhandle sunshine and waterways, and safety is always a concern.   One of the many water activities visitors can enjoy are snorkeling our nearshore reefs. From …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/11/snorkeling-5-ways-to-safely-enjoy-our-nearshore-snorkel-reefs/

Securing a Buyer and Livestock Record Book Workshop

Escambia 4-H and the GCA&NRYO are partnering to bring youth participating in livestock projects a special workshop intended to help them learn about connecting with potential buyers for their livestock at terminal shows and preparing their record book for the show. This will be specifically tailored to meet the needs of the GCA&NRYO Spring Livestock …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/11/securing-a-buyer-and-livestock-record-book-workshop/

Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop for College Bound

We know that our youth are eager to take advantage of all the opportunities set before them. In this spirit, we are offering a preparatory course in financial aid and scholarships to help parent/guardians and their youth be more informed about how to go through the process and know what opportunities are available.  Dave Timberlake, …

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