Imagine Our Florida, Inc. 

 

Is on a Mission to Educate and Empower the people of Florida

to become a voice for our wildlife, advocate for environmental stewardship,

and coexist within our unique ecosystems.

Our purpose is to bring people together in a shared vision to preserve and protect Florida’s wildlife, habitat, and ecosystems. We plan to accomplish this via science-based education and the development of appreciation and respect for the natural world and our place within it.

Using our custom designed lesson plans,  IOF volunteers encourage critical thinking through exploration and discovery.  We make it a fun, hands-on experience while showing people of all ages how to put away their phones and connect with Florida’s wildlife and wild spaces. When folks understand the sentient beings with whom we share our state, they learn to respect rather than fear them. They begin to realize the importance of the land and water we share. Therefore, IOF offers opportunities for beach cleanups and teaches the importance of recycling. For those who want to advocate on behalf of  Florida’s wildlife or natural resources, IOF is prepared to instruct folks of all ages on how to be most effective.  In addition, IOF will soon launch groundbreaking research which will provide a better understanding of human-caused stress in Florida Black Bears and will potentially lead to the proposal of more responsible wildlife management practices.  There are over 21 million Floridians and 113 million annual visitors, all of whom can become voices for our voiceless wildlife. When each of us does our part, no matter how big or small, we can all begin to Imagine Our Florida where we peacefully coexist with our native wild friends.
Connect. Respect. Coexist.

Upcoming events

  • 24 Aug 2019

    IOF at St Pete Beach Library

    Check out our manatee library display in the library. See a real manatee skull and ribs along with amazing facts.…
  • 24 Aug 2019

    IOF at the Prehistoric Party

    Saturday, August 24th and 25th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. A weekend-long celebration of paleontology, geology, and climatology Kid…
  • 09 Sep 2019

    Florida Black Bear Behavior and Awareness

    Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:45 PM – 9 PM pin UF IFAS Extension Seminole County 250 W County Home…

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Imagine Our Florida, Inc.

Our purpose is to bring people together in a shared vision to preserve and protect Florida's wildlife, habitat and ecosystem. We plan to accomplish this via science- based education and the development of appreciation and respect for the natural world and our place within it.
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---Foto Friday----
----Manatee Mating----

Manatees don't have a mating season. Rather they are sexually active year-round. When a female is in estrous she releases chemicals detected by the male in her urine which attracts several males in the area. Mating is far from graceful and can look as if manatees are fighting. If you see manatees making a big splash in the water, be sure to give them their space and a bit of privacy. If you are lucky, you could return in 12 months to a beautiful newborn calf.

Photo credit: Aymee Laurain

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--- THIS is why Science Matters ---

"The fact that this can be done in a lab, they said, is a hopeful sign for saving the Florida coral reef that stretches along the state’s Atlantic coast from Martin County south to the Keys. The corals there have been suffering from the effects of warming water and acidification due to climate change, as well as a disease that has left them in danger of extinction. Scientists hope to cultivate enough lab-spawned pillar coral to rebuild the reef. " https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2019/08/21/scientists-coax-imperiled-florida-coral-to-spawn-in-a-lab-for-the-first-time/
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A Moment of Zen
Peace River

Turn on your sound and let the current sweep your troubles away.

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--- Help Panthers and Bobcats ---

"A disorder has been seen in some Florida panthers and bobcats and we are taking this seriously. We have confirmed neurological damage in one panther and one bobcat. Additionally, trail camera footage has captured eight panthers (mostly kittens) and one adult bobcat displaying varying degrees of trouble walking or difficulty coordinating their back legs. Based on this evidence, the condition appears to be localized in three areas. Our biologists are investigating and need your help. If you have trail cam footage or videos that show an animal that appears to have a problem with its rear legs, please upload to our panther sighting webpage at MyFWC.com/PantherSightings. For large files, please contact us at Panther.Sightings@MyFWC.com.
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Panther and Bobcat Disorder - Captions
Help panthers and bobcats A disorder has been seen in some Florida panthers and bobcats and we are taking this seriously. We have confirmed neurological damage in…
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--- Tuesday Trivia ---

A female rabbit is a doe.
A male rabbit is a buck.
A doe and buck produce a litter.
Baby rabbits are kittens.

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--- Tuesday Trivia ---

A female rabbit is a doe. A male rabbit is a buck.
What are baby rabbits called?
A. bunnies
B. puppies
C.kittens
D.fawns

Post your answer in the comments.
Answer revealed tonight at 6 pm.
Be the first to know
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