Policy Extension Program

Need information about water policies in a pinch? A new program from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education helps people access and decipher complicated policy information in the palm of your hand. The PIE Center’s Policy Extension Program, a mobile-friendly website found at piecenter.com/pep, features several tools that help residents understand Florida water policies and provide thoughtful questions that can encourage conversations about water.

What does the public think about endangered & invasive species?

Florida is home to an amazing array of plants, animals and the habitats in which they live and thrive. The PIE Center's newest public opinion survey shows that residents don't feel informed but are passionate about endangered and invasive species.

Biotechnology Literacy & Communication Day

PIE Center research took the stage on May 11 as part of a daylong workshop focusing on communicating about biotechnology, or the science behind genetically modified food. Florida Agricultural Biotechnology Literacy and Communication Day brought together experts in biotechnology and communications to discuss how to connect with audiences that largely do not trust the science.

Lessons learned five years later

As part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s fifth anniversary on April 20, the Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities team hosted a panel of four experts with extensive and intimate experience with the recent Gulf Coast disaster.

Connecting Florida specialty crops & K-12 schools

PIE Center researchers interviewed Florida producers, schoolteachers, school foodservice directors, distributors, extension agents, and regional Farm to School coordinators to identify their experiences with the Farm to School program.

Next Easy as PIE webinar

September 23 – The Healthy Gulf, Healthy Community Project

The charming and historic city Apalachicola, Florida is economically dependent upon the seafood industry.  Oyster production alone accounts for 90% of oysters sold in Florida and over 10% in the continental USA. As a result of recent hardships faced by the community, including...
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