Carlos Martinez, a Florida Sea Grant statewide agent who specializes in ornamental aquaculture and aquaculture education, was recently awarded an Honorary State Degree by the Florida Future Farmers of America Association.
Karl Havens will join an ongoing panel of 13 other prominent scientists from across the U.S. to monitor progress toward Everglades restoration and assess scientific or engineering issues that may hinder the goals of the plan.
Maia McGuire, Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Flagler and St. Johns counties, learned first-hand the challenges of teaching marine science in the classroom.
For her efforts in playing an integral part in saving Florida’s heritage fishing communities from economic hardship, Leslie Sturmer has recently been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the U.S. chapter of the World Aquaculture Society.
The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity and leadership in his or her extension program.
Physical oceanographer Monica Wilson will bring expertise in surface and subsurface oil circulation patterns to Sea Grant’s newly formed Gulf oil spill extension effort.
For his research developing novel ways to grow and store native plants essential to beach restoration, Mike Kane has been recognized by the Society for In Vitro Biology.
“I’m totally putting this on Instagram,” one third-grader said as he took out his smartphone to take a picture of the large aquatic mammal swimming along Blue Spring in Orange City, Fla. “Wow! That one is so big!” screamed another student while tapping his teacher to get her attention. Students’ faces were in awe as…
Marty Main, associate dean for University of Florida Extension and associate director of Florida Sea Grant, is being recognized for his educational outreach by the Ecological Society of America!
In his position, Geoff Wallat will implement programs for the Florida Sea Grant College Program that promote the sustainable use of natural resources in Florida’s coastal living areas. He will also be responsible for IFAS extension programs in areas such as water use and conservation, 4-H, forestry and wildlife management. Wallat has more than 22 years…