Tag Archive: Safely

Helping Turtles Cross Our Highways… Safely

When doing programs about snakes I find plenty of people who hate them… but I have never found anyone who hated turtles. I mean what is there to hate?  They are slower, none of them are venomous, they have shoulders… people just like them.  And to that point, when people see them crossing the road …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/08/helping-turtles-cross-our-highways-safely/

Snorkeling… 5 Ways to Safely Enjoy Our Nearshore Snorkel Reefs

It’s that time of year… the air is warming and spring break has begun. Crowds of locals and visitors have begun to descend on area beaches to enjoy the panhandle sunshine and waterways, and safety is always a concern. One of the many water activities visitors can enjoy are snorkeling our nearshore reefs. From St. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/11/snorkeling-5-ways-to-safely-enjoy-our-nearshore-snorkel-reefs/

Get a “Bang” Out of July 4 Safely

Photo Credit: Chris Luczkow, www.flickr.com The bright, beautiful colors of a fireworks displays are a sight to behold and the highlight of July 4 celebrations across the country. But, it’s important to be careful when selecting and using fireworks for your family’s celebration. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these consumer safety tips: Check …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/get-a-bang-out-of-july-4-safely/

Enjoying Wildlife Safely and Responsibly

Last week, the Okaloosa County Health Department issued a rabies alert after three bats were determined to have the illness. A “drive-through” rabies vaccine clinic was organized for pets, and warnings were issued throughout the region about making contact with wild animals. One radio broadcast played an interview in which a health department staffer urged …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/enjoying-wildlife-safely-and-responsibly/

Riding Safely at Every Age

The proper seat correctly installed helps keep children safe. Dawson is a healthy, active 3-year-old whose mom makes sure he eats right, learns something new every day, and rides safely in the car.  Until a few months ago, Dawson, who weighs 42 pounds and is 42 inches tall, traveled in a booster seat.  When his …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/13/riding-safely-at-every-age/