Florida Sea Grant launches awareness campaign with Florida Trend reports

By: Tom Nordlie, UF/IFAS News Writer To call attention to pressing coastal and ocean issues in Florida and the surrounding region, Florida Sea Grant has launched an awareness campaign that includes four special reports to be published in Florida Trend magazine, a monthly publication featuring statewide coverage of business and industry. The year-long campaign, known…

Meet the 2015 Aylesworth Scholars

Two graduate students at Florida universities have been named recipients of scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science. The winners are Stephanie Garvis, a doctoral student at the University of Central Florida and Megan Conkling, a master’s student at Florida Atlantic University. Since 1986, the Aylesworth scholarship has supported students pursuing college degrees in…

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise Focus of New In-Service Training

In-Service Training #30953 focuses on climate change and sea-level rise. The program includes experts presenting on the science as well as sessions that will aid Extension personnel in assessing how these issues may matter to their clientele and provide insight on how to approach their clientele. The IST will take place in the beautiful and…

Free iPhone App aims to change boater behavior and protect Indian River Lagoon

Cruising down the channels and canals of Florida’s expansive Indian River Lagoon, many coastal boaters and fishermen appear unaware their onboard habits may be threatening what lies beneath — the oyster reefs, seagrass beds and sensitive shorelines that provide homes, nurseries and meals for the waterway’s fish and wildlife. That kind of knowledge now fits right in the palm…