ECOLOGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES EDUCATION

The Ecology and Natural Resources Education Program fosters connections with and conservation of our ecosystems, through education about the area’s diverse natural resources.

 

 


 
 

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Suncoast chapter of Master Naturalists

Master Naturalist graduates of Charlotte and Sarasota County: Come one, come all! Are you interested in forming a Suncoast regional Master Naturalist chapter? Are you interested in attending exciting educational outings with other Master Naturalists? Would you like an opportunity to share what you have learned with others by volunteering to assist with environmental education programs? Have you graduated from at least one Master Naturalist

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Herbal medicine: old or new?

Ever try Echinacea to help your immune system? Or St.John's wort for your mood? Or chamomile to help you relax? Then you have used a form of medicine that's been around for more than 5,000 years. There is a "new" – or should I say, "re-newed" – interest in the "old" traditions of using plants for healing. Until the mid-1900s, herbal medicine was one of the primary forms of health care in America. According to research,

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Alligators: nuisance or neighbors?

Sarasota County has seen a recent increase in alligator encounters. Why, you may ask? Not only is there approximately one alligator per every 20 humans in Florida and they live in all 67 Florida counties, but alligators are currently looking for mates and water sources. (We are still in a drought even with these recent rains!) What should you do? Be Alligator Smart! Don't feed alligators. They're not meant to

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