UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County helps you build a better future, bringing together the resources of Sarasota County Government and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).
As part of the national Extension system founded in 1914, we provide practical education to help you make informed choices. We translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to food systems, water and environmental resources, and youth and community resource development. View a
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Backed by the commitment of Sarasota County Government to foster thriving, sustainable communities, we develop and deliver economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially equitable programs and services.
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UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Twin Lakes Park, Green Building
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday – Friday Plant Clinic Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Monday – Thursday
Don't forget to join us tomorrow (Nov. 18) for the FREE Kids' Fishing Clinic. Fun, family, fishing and more at Ken Thompson Park in Sarasota, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register (9 a.m. to noon) at the event. Learn more at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-fishing-clinic-tickets-39055091831 Nov 15
Water Resources Agent Abbey Tyrna stands thigh-deep in one of the lakes at Twin Lakes Park, explaining to Booker Middle School students how to gauge a water body's trophic status using a Secchi disk. Sea Grant Agent Armando Ubeda (blue shirt and light pants) also is shown, walking the shore.
The students, who visited Nov. 15, are among more than 2,300 eighth-graders from across Sarasota County expected to visit our facility for the "What's Cycling in the Biosphere?" program. The program draws on the resources of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Sarasota County School District, and Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County to provide hands-on science training to the students while also fostering within them a sense of environmental stewardship.
There's still time to learn "What's that bug?"
Noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), at Garden of the Five Senses in North Port. Learn more and register (and be one with the bug):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-bag-gardening-series-whats-that-bug-tickets-38556044166. More Posts