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Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to take care …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/11/staying-healthy-at-summer-camp/

Bust Boredom and Extend Learning through Summer

4-H summer programs allow youth to explore a variety of topics- from animal science to robotics! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Extension With the end of the school year approaching, many parents are puzzling over what to do with their children during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation.  Fortunately, 4-H has the solution to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/bust-boredom-and-extend-learning-through-summer/

Boating Safety Tips for REEL Summer Fun!

Anticipation of the catch is what thousands of Panhandle boaters will have on their minds as they leave the docks this summer for a day of fishing. However, a hasty departure in their excitement to get to that favorite spot may be the recipe for an outing some would prefer to forget; or worse, a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/boating-safety-tips-for-reel-summer-fun/

The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/the-giant-banana-spiders-part-of-our-panhandle-summer/

Beat the Heat this Summer – Stay Hydrated for Health

Stay hydrated to beat the heat! Summer is in full swing and our part of the country is very hot.  When the temperature rises, proper hydration is extra important. You need to provide your body with the fluid that it needs to stay healthy. Water regulates many different body processes, including body temperature, digestion, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/beat-the-heat-this-summer-stay-hydrated-for-health/

Beat the Summer Heat with Energy-Efficient Landscaping

Late summer brings hot, humid temperatures, and many Floridians are retreating from the heat into their air-conditioned homes. Unfortunately, those comforts of home also come with a price tag. When people think about energy efficiency, practices like turning off lights, purchasing energy-efficient appliances, good insulation and windows, and managing A/C temperature settings are the first things …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/27/beat-the-summer-heat-with-energy-efficient-landscaping/

The Sweet Sound of Summer – Cicadas

I was sitting on my back porch late in the afternoon this past week enjoying the breeze and the sunset when the familiar sound of the bugs some call “locust” began their buzzing songs. Not all would agree with me but I really enjoy the sound of these animals. They remind me of camping and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/24/the-sweet-sound-of-summer-cicadas/

Hermit Crabs Add to Summer Fun At North Florida Beaches

A room with a view: a stripped hermit crab sizes up a potential residence Summertime in north Florida is good. Among the premium experiences are leisurely hours at the beach. For many this is a period of relaxation and the opportunity to casually examine what the surf has thrown on the beach. It can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/hermit-crabs-add-to-summer-fun-at-north-florida-beaches/

Deadheading Keeps Summer Perennials Beautiful

Coneflower, after deadheading, with new growth and flowers. Photo Credit Matthew Orwat, UF/IFAS Extension   During these “dog days”, full of hot temperatures punctuated with intermittent rain, gardeners can lose the motivation to get out there and get things done. One task, deadheading, can make a huge difference in the appearance of one’s landscape without …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/15/deadheading-keeps-summer-perennials-beautiful/

Southern Field Peas, A Summer Delight

Southern Peas, Image Credit UF / IFAS gardening solutions Cowpeas are one of the most important food legumes in the semiarid tropics covering Asia, Africa, Southern Europe, and Central and South America. A drought-tolerant and warm-weather crop, cowpeas are well adapted to the drier regions of the tropics, where other food legumes do not perform …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/14/southern-field-peas-a-summer-delight/

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