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Mote offers a variety of fall education classes for kids and adults

Mote offers a variety of fall education classes for kids and adults

Sarasota, Florida - Whether you're a kid who is being home-schooled of just a curious adult, Mote Marine Laboratory has a class that's right for you.

Mote offers informal science education programs to help people of all ages become more ocean literate.

The classes run from this month into December and you can register now.

For a full list of classes and schedules click here.

 

Sarasota's Master Gardeners host annual plant sale October 12

Sarasota's Master Gardeners host annual plant sale October 12

Sarasota, Florida --  As the temperature begins to cool gardeners begins planning their fall garden.

Sarasota County Extension Master Gardeners will hold the 9th Annual Plant Sale and EdFest, Saturday, October 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 .p.m. at the Sarasota County Extension offices, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.

Gardeners will have a large variety of plants native and non-native plants to choose from including edibles, trees, shrubs, vines, succulents, houseplants and many tropical plants.

Knights Trail Park closed to the public Saturday for law enforcement training

Knights Trail Park closed to the public Saturday for law enforcement training

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Knights Trail Park will be closed to the public Saturday, Sept. 14, for the Regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team Challenge, which is being hosted by the county's Sheriff's Department.

The park will resume normal operations Sunday, Sept. 15.

Sarasota County launches interactive 'Green Map' of sustainability features

Sarasota County launches interactive 'Green Map' of sustainability features

Sarasota County, Florida -- A new interactive "Green Map" of sustainability features is now available online at www.scgov.net/greenmap.The interactive mapping tool provides residents and visitors with information on sustainable community resources and aspects, such as ways to find local produce, locate green hotels or check out the solar installations in their neighborhood.

Time for the "stingray shuffle" on Sarasota beaches

Time for the "stingray shuffle" on Sarasota beaches

Sarasota, Florida -- It's time to do the "stingray shuffle".  Stingray season has begun and is expected to last through the summer. Lifeguards say by shuffling your feet in the sand, you'll scare off any stingrays that might be around.

If stingrays have been spotted at the beach, a purple flag will fly at lifeguard towers.

Sarasota County Staff Monitoring Seaweed on Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota County Staff Monitoring Seaweed on Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County Parks and Recreation staff are keeping an eye on seaweed that has been washing ashore on parts of Siesta Key.

According to the county's policy, workers wait to tidal cycles before cleaning up the beach because the tide will usually wash it back out. If the seaweed remains on the beach after the second tidal cycle ad is more than five cubic yards large and is covering a two mile stretch of beach county workers will clean up the beach.

When is a shark attack not an attack?

When is a shark attack not an attack?

Sarasota, Florida - The American Elsasmobranch Society (yes, that's a mouthful for the leading society of shark researchers) is urging media outlets to update their guidelines for reporting on shark-human interactions.