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UF/IFAS is here to help! Our office is open for business and fully functional. At this time, we are open to the public by appointment only beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. If you find yourself needing to see someone in person, you are strongly encouraged to call the office for an appointment with the appropriate person. While not all faculty and staff will be in the office Monday through Friday, each of us will be available certain days. We will continue offering a variety of educational and interactive programs via platforms such as Zoom. We are also more than happy to help answer your questions and find solutions for your life via email, Facebook, or other digital communication. 

We look forward to working with you, and please stay safe!

Marine Science - Sea Grant


Brittany Hall-Scharf is the marine extension agent within the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Hernando County. Her programs aim to conserve coastal and marine resources and enhance the economic opportunities for the people of Florida. Her focus areas include: Healthy Coastal Environments, Sustainable Fisheries, Resilient Communities, Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

Marine Education and Restoration

Click on the above link to see our different marine education and restoration programs

Citizen Science Volunteer Programs

Click on the above link to learn more about our Citizen Science Volunteer Programs

Upcoming Classes and Events

Click on the above link to learn more about our upcoming marine science classes and events