Middle and High School Youth Outreach

The DPM outreach program was designed to raise awareness of invasive species, promote early detection of exotic pests and pathogens, and encourage sample submission in middle and high school aged students. Additionally, the program also serves to evaluate current knowledge of Florida’s youth on invasive species and plant biosecurity.

UF Plant Protection – Taxonomic Training


Welcome to UF Plant Protection, a new training resource for the identification of agriculturally significant insect and mite pests. Please use the links at the left to access materials.


Florida First Detector

Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of exotic, invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. Our website provides scripted presentations for educators of Master Gardeners, small farm producers, nursery growers, public garden staff, and state park personnel. Our website also directly links interested members of the public and past workshop attendees to Florida-focused e-Learning modules which are offered through the UF-IFAS Plant Biosecurity University canvas catalog.



Grace Grows

GRACE Grows is a non-profit organization that collaborates with GRACE Marketplace to support their mission to end homelessness in our community. Although we are completely separate financial and administrative entities, we share facilities on the GRACE Marketplace campus.