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Environmental Education

Environmental Education, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Together with other government agencies, non-profit organizations, the academe, and the private sector, the Office of Environmental Education contributes to the structure, program and funding of environmental education in Florida.

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  • Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works with farmers, operates the state's consumer hotline, inspects scales and gasoline pumps, and manages public lands.
  • Air Quality - Learn about ozone and particle pollution levels in Florida.
  • Air Quality, Indoor - Learn about the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA), which was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1985.
  • Algae and Health Concerns (Water) - Learn about Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria).
  • Alligators - Learn about the American Alligator in Florida.
  • Aquaculture - This web site offers an introduction to the world of Florida aquaculture.
  • Beach Water Quality - Learn about how the Florida Healthy Beaches Program and the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems work to monitor and improve the water quality of Florida's beaches.
  • Beaches and Coastal Systems - Learn about the 825 miles of sandy coastline fronting the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida, one of Florida's most valuable natural resources.
  • Birds - Earn a birding certificate or learn about Florida's birding trail.
  • Clean Marina Program - To meet both the letter and the spirit of environmental laws, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is in partnership with both private and public entities in the marine industry to develop a Clean Marina Program.
  • Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas - Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) manages 45 sites totaling nearly five million acres of submerged lands.
  • Coastal Management Program - The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 23 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources.
  • Coloring Book - Florida's Animated Alphabet is designed to introduce young children to Florida's wide variety of native wildlife and the interesting natural history and behavior of its wild creatures.
  • Coral Reefs - Learn about Florida's many coral reefs.
  • Drinking Water - The Department of Environmental Protection has the primary role of regulating public water systems in Florida.
  • Endangered Species - Learn about threatened and endangered species in Florida.
  • Environment News - Read the latest press releases and newsletters from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Environmental Emergencies - The Bureau of Emergency Response responds to situations that represent an imminent hazard to public health, welfare and safety, or the environment, and protects the public safety and the environment through organization of resources.
  • Environmental Permitting - Permit applicants and interested members of the public may access permit applications currently under review within the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Environmental Protection, Department of - View environmental resources for citizens, educators, businesses, and government.
  • Environmental/Storage Tank Regulation - The Storage Tank Regulation Section is part of the Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) Division of Waste Management.
  • Everglades - Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America.
  • Fire and Forest Protection - Check out the latest long-range outlook for wildfire season.
  • Fire Safety Tips - The State Fire Marshal's Office has developed a list of fire safety tips for you and your family.
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Learn more about freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunter safety, and manatees.
  • Hazardous Materials - The State Emergency Response Commission implements the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act provisions in Florida and serves as a technical advisor and information clearinghouse for state and federal hazardous materials programs.
  • Hazardous Waste Management - Many households and businesses use hazardous materials in their daily activities. These activities often produce wastes that injure living things. Hazardous wastes must be handled in special ways to prevent threats to human health and the environment.
  • Hiking - Use the map on this site to find hiking trails in Florida.
  • Kid's Page, Environment - View the Kids Page from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Laboratory Services - The Bureau of Laboratories provides diagnostic screening, monitoring, reference, emergency and research public health laboratory services to county health departments and other official agencies, physicians, hospitals and private laboratories.
  • Land Protection - Learn how private landowners can protect cultural resources in their ownership.
  • Landscaping for Wildlife - Learn how to landscape to attract and benefit wildlife.
  • Manatees - Save the Manatee Club was started so the public could participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction.
  • Marina - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection formed the Clean Boating Partnership to work with private organizations such as Marine Industries Association of Florida in their commitment to improving the health and cleanliness of our waterways.
  • Mercury in Marine Fish - In large enough doses, mercury is toxic to mammals, birds, and fish. Mercury can cause severe nerve and brain damage, sight and hearing loss, and birth defects.
  • Northern Right Whale Program - Get information about this endangered marine mammal or participate in the Adopt A Whale program.
  • Project WILD - Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife designed for educators of kindergarten through 12th grade students.
  • Radiation Control, Bureau of - Learn about licensing of those who use radioactive materials and registration of devices such as X-ray machines and high-power lasers.
  • Radon - Read a discussion of radon issues in Florida, view a list of certified radon businesses and individuals, and read guidance, instructions and requirements for facilities required to test for radon.
  • Recycling - The Recycling Program is responsible for monitoring and reporting on recycling and waste reduction programs across the state, as well as providing technical assistance.
  • Red Tide - Get information about red tide from the Division of Aquaculture.
  • Sea Turtles - The mission of the program at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is to promote the recovery of threatened and endangered marine turtles through research, management and education.
  • Sewage Programs, Bureau of Onsite - The aim of the Bureau is to protect the public health and environment through a comprehensive onsite sewage program.
  • Trails and Greenways - A list of trails in Florida to be explored by canoe, on foot, or on horseback.
  • Wastewater - Read current wastewater treatment facilities reports.
  • Water Management Districts - The Department of Environmental Protection manages the quality and quantity of water through its relationship with the state's five water management districts and the adoption and implementation of The Florida Water Policy and The Florida Water Plan.
  • Water Resource Management - Water Resource Management Programs are responsible for protecting the quality of Florida drinking water as well as its rivers, lakes and wetlands, and for reclaiming lands after they have been mined for phosphate and other minerals.
  • Wildlife - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission manages fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.
  • Wildlife Viewing - Find information about 137 wildlife viewing destinations around the state and learn about a selection of the most fascinating wildlife species in Florida.
  • Wildlife Violations - Floridians can report fish and wildlife law violations online.
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