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Native Plants Cultivate “Sense of Place”

By Stephanie DunnSenior Landscape Designer at Cādence As a landscape designer, I apply the knowledge I gain about Florida’s ecosystems and native plants into my work. My passion for wild Florida inspires me to lessen the negative impact of human development through the implementation of native plants in cultivated landscapes

Studying Ocean Threats for Conservation Decision-Making

By Jasmin GrahamProject CoordinatorMarine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence (MarSci-LACE)Mote Marine Laboratory Growing up I was always captivated by the mysteries of the ocean. After spending my college years counting the number of microplastics on beaches around the world and necropsying stranded marine mammals with plastic bags in their

Lessons from the Sea

I first gained an appreciation for conservation during the time I spent as a child living on a sailboat.   On a sailboat, resources are limited—food, water, and in some cases, shelter from storms. When our water tank ran low, we collected rainwater from our (bleached) rooftop, using the gutters

Finding Truth in Nature

I grew up outdoors. In my hometown of High Springs, Florida, my days were spent walking trails, swimming in springs, catching toads and snails, and making beads out of river mud. My mom guided my path to conservation both then and now. As a middle-school science teacher and librarian, she