Category Archives: Education

Chinsegut Conservation Center October 2017 Programs

October 1st 10 AM- 4 PM              Small World Photography Exhibit: A specialized photography exhibit showcasing the works of multiple photographers and their exploration of insects. This is a free exhibit. Stop in to see the variety of the unseen world. October 3rd 5:00-6:30 PM             Youth Archery, four week class: This Beginners archery program for ages … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center October 2017 Programs

How to start a Home-based Food Business Workshop offered

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your homemade baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you do not want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held on Wednesdays … Continue reading How to start a Home-based Food Business Workshop offered

Learn about the Autumnal Equinox Sept 17

An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun’s disk. Park volunteer Elizabeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about the Autumnal Equinox which is coming September 22, 2017. She will present two programs on the Sunday before the Autumnal Equinox, … Continue reading Learn about the Autumnal Equinox Sept 17

“Appreciating Vultures” at the Wildlife Park in September

September is Vulture Awareness and Appreciation Month at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Learn about New World and Old World Vultures, the key role they play in the environment, and the plight they face in many countries. September’s displays in the Visitor Center and Discovery Center will focus attention on Florida’s two New … Continue reading “Appreciating Vultures” at the Wildlife Park in September

Learn to Monitor Heritage Archaeological Sites

Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted by climate change in the form of erosion and sea level rise. FPAN Central Region will offer an opportunity to become a heritage monitoring scout during an outreach workshop in Levy County. For … Continue reading Learn to Monitor Heritage Archaeological Sites

Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Irrigation efficiency Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on September 5, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a … Continue reading Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Pasco County Historical Society Meeting and Potluck September 15

Where’s the Fire?  Talk About the Embers! In the past 30 years, the fire protection service in Pasco County has made the transition from municipal fire departments assisted by volunteer fire departments in rural areas to a modern, countywide, professional fire rescue service. During this time, a lot has changed.  Fire trucks are now replaced … Continue reading Pasco County Historical Society Meeting and Potluck September 15

Wildlife Program will host Butterfly Program Aug. 24

A special program on “The Hidden Lives of Butterflies, Moths, and other characters with more than four legs” will be given by Jeff Rundell, a Park Volunteer and retired biology teacher, on Thursday, August 24, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room at the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Program will host Butterfly Program Aug. 24

Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Park volunteer Elizibeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about solar eclipses. She will present two programs on Sunday, August 20, 2017, one will be held at 11:00 am with another at 2:00 pm. Both programs will be held in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Chinsegut Conservation Center Nature Programs for September

Chisnegut Conservation Center is located 7 miles north of Brooksville, and covers 408 of the 850 acres comprising Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). The Conservation center has regular nature programs and is the only educational facility operated by the Commission’s Office of Public Access and Wildlife Viewing. September 1st 7:30 PM                     Night Hike: As … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center Nature Programs for September

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in August 2017

Right plant, right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on August 8, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in August 2017

Chinsegut Conservation Center August Programs

August 3rd                            R-A-W Real Amazing Wildlife: Join professional photographer and photography teacher Alice Herden for a two day workshop on photographing wildlife. The RAW workshops include an informational session on wildlife with biologists and land management professionals. Workshop includes many extras and one-on-one camera instruction. See details and register at https://creative-nature-photography.com. This workshop requires … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center August Programs

Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

The Master Gardener program is accepting new Master Gardener trainees for its next class beginning in September, but because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, this class will be offered on-line. The Master Gardener program will still meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-9PM for hands-on … Continue reading Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Admission is free each evening to sessions with actor-writer Benjamin Busch, Florida luminary David Kirby, and many rising talents and experienced writing teacher-mentors Contributed by Jo-Anne Johnston, Saint Leo University Distinguished visiting artists will be performing in early-evening sessions from Saturday, July 15, through Friday, July 21 at Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu), including novelists, poets, … Continue reading Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

How to Build Healthy Relationships Course Offered

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer an educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life. “Elevate,” is a fun and … Continue reading How to Build Healthy Relationships Course Offered

Virtual Dimentia Tour to be at Caregiver Day 7/28

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO) will host a Caregiver Day at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness on July 28, 2017 that will include educational speakers and a Virtual Dementia Tour, provided by Senior Helpers. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a science-based simulation of what a person in mid-stage dementia experiences.  It can help caregivers better … Continue reading Virtual Dimentia Tour to be at Caregiver Day 7/28

FREE Program: Simple Ways to Save Water even when it’s raining

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a FREE program on Water Conservation: Simple Ways to Save Water. Save money and the environment by fixing leaks, installing a few inexpensive water-saving devices can save water than you think. There is even greater opportunity for savings outdoors without sacrificing a high-quality landscape. While … Continue reading FREE Program: Simple Ways to Save Water even when it’s raining

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Turf basics – Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 11, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. managing a healthy lawn is often a full time job and recurring expense. Selection of the right materials to accomplish a specific task is always the best place to start. Sustainable lawn varieties, … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Chinsegut Conservation Center July Programs

July 1st 10:00 AM             Family Butterfly Bingo: Join us at the Conservation Center for a round of Butterfly Bingo for kids ages 5-9. Kids can explore the different butterflies and lifecycle of butterflies in this bingo themed scavenger hunt. Kids can then create their own butterfly feeder to take home. There is no cost for … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center July Programs

Cape Canaveral’s Rocket History presentation 7/19

The Hernando County Public Library System invites you to visit the Spring Hill Branch Library (9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34608) on Wednesday, July 19 at 10 am to make a virtual tour of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station part of your summer adventure. Your tour director will be retired Army Major … Continue reading Cape Canaveral’s Rocket History presentation 7/19

ServSafe® Training available in Lecanto 8/18

You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.  The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer. This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The … Continue reading ServSafe® Training available in Lecanto 8/18

Learn About Black Bears at the Wildlife Park in June

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on Florida’s Black bears during the month of June.  There will be displays and hands-on activities in the Visitor Center and in the Discovery Center throughout the month.  A special program is planned on the theme of Black bears on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The … Continue reading Learn About Black Bears at the Wildlife Park in June

Healthy Relationships Classes Start July 6 in Lecanto

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer a different educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life. “Elevate,” is a fun … Continue reading Healthy Relationships Classes Start July 6 in Lecanto

Florida Estates Winery offers Wine Class June 25

Join Florida Estates Winemaker, Vineyardist, Cellar Master, and tasting expert, Ron Hunt, as he shares his experiences and educational knowledge of wine in a detailed wine class. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to learn something new about wine. Topics Covered: Brief History of Wines Wine Grape Varietals Wine Grape Diseases Wine … Continue reading Florida Estates Winery offers Wine Class June 25

Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Do you have a love of gardening? Time to share your passion?  A willingness to become a dedicated volunteer? Then the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, through the University of Florida/IFAS – Citrus County Extension may be for you. If this sounds like you, come discover more about this community volunteer educator program at one of … Continue reading Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Pasco County Offers Vendor Workshop 6/23

The Pasco County Purchasing Department is inviting all local vendors interested in doing business with the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to attend a Vendor Workshop on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the West Pasco Government Center located at 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey, Florida. … Continue reading Pasco County Offers Vendor Workshop 6/23

Hernando County Extension Classes for June

Goodness- Snakes Alive! Friday June 9 @ 10:00 AM Master Gardener Leslie Derrenbacker Participants will learn the natural niche that snakes fill, how to tell a venomous snake from a non-venomous snake and how we can co-exist with our slithery friends. Chinsegut Conservation Center 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, 34601 Alien Invaders- An Update on … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Classes for June

Cooking for One Classes offered 6/14 & 6/20

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a free program on Cooking for 1 at two library locations in June. Cooking for one seems like an impossible task! Find out how to easily plan, shop for and prepare meals for one. Central Ridge Public Library The class will be held on: Wednesday, … Continue reading Cooking for One Classes offered 6/14 & 6/20

Crystal River HS Students Donate Pennies for Pets

Special thanks to the Crystal River High School Business Academy students. The students collect pennies for pets for their community service project each year. From the money they collect they are able to purchase pet food for the Citrus County PetMeals program, which is part of the homebound Meals on Wheels program. Thank you so … Continue reading Crystal River HS Students Donate Pennies for Pets

Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Hernando Extension Master Gardeners are planning on offering  Master Gardener training this coming August, but trying something new this time. Because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, they will be offering this class on-line. Students will meet one evening a week for a few hours … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class