Below is a listing of events occurring in February at Escambia County Extension. For more information about Extension events, please call 850-475-5230, visit sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/escambia or like Escambia Extension on Facebook.
Escambia County Extension location
3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment
Science Hour - Urban Coyote Populations
- Thursday, Feb. 7, 6-7 p.m. at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola
Catherine Kennedy, Northwest Regional Wildlife Assistance Biologist from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will lead a discussion urban coyote populations. Coyotes are found in all Florida counties. For some residents, encounters with them are unnerving. Though attacks on humans have not been reported, there have been issues with small livestock and pets. This presentation will focus on urban coyote populations and keeping your pets safe.
Elder Health and Nutrition Education
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:30-11 a.m., 900 N. F St., Pensacola
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30-11 a.m., 1400 E. Johnson Ave., Pensacola
- Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30-11 a.m., 1700 N. L St., Pensacola
- Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30-11 a.m., 601 E. Mallory St., Pensacola
Seafood Safety Symposium
- Monday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m. at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola
Guest speakers will present on topics of harmful bacteria, safe purchasing and handling of seafood, contaminates in seafood, and concerns with consuming lionfish. This is presented by the Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee.
Regional Lionfish Workshop
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Conference Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, Fort Walton Beach
Day-long workshop with presentations on local lionfish research, commercial harvest, regulations, and education/outreach. Registration cost is $25. Please register for the event at eventbrite.com.
Starting with Seeds
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N. 57th Ave., Pensacola
Learn about starting your favorite summer fruits and vegetables from seed and how to get your transplants off to the best start for a productive plant. The program is free. There may be plants for sale at specific sessions. Three ways to register:
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N. 57th Ave., Pensacola
There are many basil plants that are attractive and add flavor to a variety of foods. Learn about the different selections that you can grow. The program is free. There may be plants for sale at specific sessions. Three ways to register: