New hires

Mote Marine Picks New Foundation Relations Officer

Laura Shoemaker will work to advance Mote’s current and future philanthropic goals.

05/09/2017 By Staff

New hires

Fern Researcher Joins Selby Gardens

Sally Chambers was most recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida.

05/09/2017 By Staff

Environment

New Council Created to Connect Local Climate Change Experts

The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida recently launched a new organization, the Climate Council of Sarasota-Manatee, to create a network of experts and practitioners working on climate change.

05/08/2017 By Staff

Planning

Sea Level Rise Discussion Set for Monday

The next Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations meeting will include a discussion of sea level rise, its anticipated effects on our community and local efforts to address how we can adapt.

05/01/2017 By Staff

Planning

Miami Climate Change Expert Speaks in Sarasota

James Murley, the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, will speak on “Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning.”

04/25/2017 By Staff

Environment

College Hosts Climate Change Workshop

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability on Friday, April 21.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Environment

Sea Turtle Patrols Begin Again This Week

A group of scientists, interns and volunteers will soon begin monitoring 35 miles of beaches from Longboat Key to Venice.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Readiness

Hurricane Preparedness Event Helps with Business Recovery Plans

Manatee Technical College is hosting a free hurricane preparedness event on Thursday, April 27.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Science

Plant Scientists Gather in Sarasota Next Week

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting two rare plant conservation conferences next week.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Science

Climate Change's Florida Consequences

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosting the Suncoast Climate Change Symposium with geologist and sea-level rise expert Harold Wanless on Tuesday, April 18.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Environment

"Earth Celebration" Scheduled for April 15

The Florida House Institute is holding its Earth Celebration, a family festival with local and national eco-friendly businesses, live music, food and STEM education activities, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15

03/27/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Our regular roundup of generous locals giving back.

03/23/2017 By Staff

Science

Two New Research Fellows Join Mote Lab

Two new Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellows recently joined Mote Marine Laboratory.

03/15/2017 By Staff

Environment

Event Aims to Raise Money for Coastal Protection

The Florida Institute for Salt Water Heritage, the Sierra Club and Suncoast Waterkeeper are hosting Brunch for the Bay at noon this Sunday, March 5.

02/27/2017 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names New Planning and Development Director

Sarasota County recently appointed Matt Osterhoudt as its new director of Planning and Development Services, effective March 6.

02/27/2017 By Staff

Networking

Environmentally Minded Happy Hour Is Tuesday

Sarasota Green Drinks, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota County and others are hosting "Reclaiming Your Green: A Business Networking Event" on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

02/24/2017 By Staff

Environment

Solar Power Co-Op Hosts Public Information Event Feb. 24

A group of Sarasota homeowners last month announced the formation of a new Sarasota solar power co-op.

02/08/2017 By Staff

Environment

Ribbon-Cutting Set for Recycling Facility

Waste Pro is marking the official opening of its Manatee County recycling facility with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Feb. 8.

02/07/2017 By Staff

Transportation

County to Offer Rebates for New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Sarasota County is launching a program to boost the number of local electric vehicle charging stations.

01/06/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Reality TV Show with Mote Scientist Debuts Saturday

Tracy Fanara of Mote Marine Laboratory will compete to host a popular science and engineering TV show during "Mythbusters: The Search."

01/05/2017 By Staff