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Kids Release Striped Newts, Host a Video About It

Heading out on an Ecoadventure “Whoa, Mr. Rob!” shouts Olivia, “there are some of those...

The Tallahassee Ballet rises up from the COVID pandemic to celebrate 50th Season

Five decades of ballet The Tallahassee Ballet Kicked off it's 50th season with An...

Join us on a TSO Symphonic Safari Adventure!

A Musical Memory Lane When I was a kid, my school had a special assembly...

Surf Dog: A Gone Dog No More

Some dogs have all the luck. The dog in this story has had all that luck, and then some.  As a road-running stray,...
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Carnivorous Plants Along the Apalachicola

Join us on an adventure across the Apalachicola Lowlands, home to an incredible diversity of carnivorous plants and other wildflowers. he shoot, technically,...

Oyster Farming and Doing The Right Thing!

Doing the right thing! We hear a lot about “helping businesses” and “creating jobs”,...
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Frosted Flatwoods Salamanders: Recovery, Redundancy, & Fire

The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and its partners work to protect the frosted flatwoods salamander, a fire dependent animal in serious decline. Once common...
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Research and Adventure in Guyana: Bruce Means Reflects

After 30 years, local biologist Bruce Means' has completed his final adventure in the tepuis (table-top mountains) of the Guyana Shield. Home...
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Garden of Eden Trail | Family Hike to the Apalachicola River

Originally Posted May 28, 2020 Early in the Pandemic, WFSU Ecology Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas and his family...
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The Repeating History Behind the FAMU Hospital Closure

With the passing of the civil rights act in 1964, integration has been repeatedly used as a reason to close historically black Institutions. This...
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Bradwell Bay: a Last Refuge of the Southern Dusky Salamander

Originally Published: November 16, 2017 Deep in the Apalachicola National Forest, the Bradwell Bay Wilderness is the best remaining...
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Searching a Steephead for the Apalachicola Dusky Salamander

Originally Published: November 16, 2017 In a steephead ravine by the Apalachicola River, we look for the Apalachicola dusky salamander...