Written by a team of marine education experts and lavishly illustrated, this book will spark interest in young readers while it informs adults about sea turtle biology and ecology, as well as efforts by scientists and wildlife conservationists to understand and protect these fascinating creatures.
The Flagler County School District officially switched to lunch trays made of recycled paper, thanks to the Florida Microplastic Awareness Program.
The award recognizes McGuire’s creative outreach strategies that teach volunteers around the state how to sample local waters for the presence of microplastics.
Every time you do laundry or brush your teeth, you just may be adding tiny bits of plastic into our waters. Join us for a free science café to learn what you can do to reduce microplastic pollution.
Each time you wash your face or brush your teeth, you just may be adding microscopic bits of plastic into the aquatic environment. These tiny particles never biodegrade and are accidentally eaten by marine life, threatening their health. Toxins in the environment are attracted to and can easily adhere to their surface. These tiny bits…
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.
The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity and leadership in his or her extension program.
Presentations will include an overview of climate change science, approaches to sourcing plant propagules and impacts of climate change on sea oats, salt marshes and mangroves.
“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…
Grouper is one of Florida’s most valuable commercial fisheries. In 2011 over 6.9 million pounds were landed in the state with an estimated dockside value of over $19 million. However,because of its economic value, popularity among consumers, and limited supply, grouper has been the target of species substitution and mislabeling by some wholesalers, restaurants, and…