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Escambia County

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Escambia County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and our local community.

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escambia@ifas.ufl.edu
850-475-5230
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

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Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Youth Science – The Water Planet Lesson 3 – Climate
Climate… This is a word we have heard many times over the last decades. Climate change, increased wildfires, more hurricane landfalls, Mississippi River flooding, warmest months on record, and more

10/19/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Weekly “What is it?”: Sea nettles
Oh, the dreaded purple flags at the beach—the idea of “dangerous sea life” can complicate a day on the water. While those flags might be flown if there are sharks hanging around nearby or red tide in the area, they much more likely indicate that jellyfish have floated in, particularly a “bloom” with hundreds or thousands present

10/14/2020

Study: For monarch butterflies, plant variety is the spice of life
As monarch butterflies make their transcontinental migration this month across North America, they will depend on milkweed plants to produce the next generation of this iconic butterfly species, which has seen declines of more than 80% in its eastern population and 99% in its western population. However, a new University of Florida study suggests that adding other flowering plants to the mix may help monarchs more than milkweed alone

10/15/2020

Sea Grant Notes – Oct 16, 2020
Extension offices across the district are opened on a limited basis.  Some essential programs are being provided with limited attendance and social distancing

10/16/2020

Reef Fish of the Gulf of Mexico
When most people think of reefs, they think of the coral reefs of the Florida Keys and Australia.  But here in the northern Gulf the winters are too cold for many species of corals to survive

10/16/2020

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    Weekly “What is it?”: Sea nettles
    Oh, the dreaded purple flags at the beach—the idea of “dangerous sea life” can complicate a day on the water. While those flags might be flown if there are sharks hanging around nearby or red tide in the area, they much more likely indicate that jellyfish have floated in, particularly a “bloom” with hundreds or thousands present

    10/14/2020

    Youth Science – The Water Planet – Lesson 2 – The Ocean Floor
    In the last lesson we discussed water and how much there is of it.  But what is beneath it?  What is on the ocean floor?  Remember that in the early 1800s they had no idea how deep the oceans were, much less what was on the bottom

    10/14/2020