Laura Tiu

Laura Tiu

Okaloosa and Walton Counties Extension Agent

3098 Airport Road
Crestview, FL 32539
850-689-5850 (Okaloosa)
850-892-8172 (Walton)
lgtiu@ufl.edu

Program focuses:

  • Aquatic Resources Utilization – Stock ponds, aquaculture, artificial reefs, commercial fishing, and tourism.
  • Shoreline and Water Quality – Restoration and stabilization of shorelines, community volunteer monitoring of water bodies, and nutrient pollution reduction.
  • Stewardship of Marine Resources – Youth education and development, outreach   to area schools, and outreach to community involving marine education issues.

Outreach Programs

  • Clean Marina Program
  • Turtle Lighting Project
  • 4-H marine summer camps
  • Monofilament recovery and recycling
  • Invasive Species

Specialization

  • Marine Education
  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Extension Education, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., Wildlife Ecology (Fisheries & Aquaculture), Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Marine Biology, Silliman University, Philippines