Welcome to the Environmental Center   

 

Many of the challenges of the 21st century will be environmental as humankind tests the carrying capacity of our planet. These environmental issues and problems are by their very nature multidisciplinary, so UNF has adopted a cooperative and integrated approach to understanding our environment and managing resources wisely. The Environmental Center will respond to the pressing need for research relevant to environmental issues, help design thoughtful planning processes, encourage responsible stewardship, and help prepare the next generation of environmentally literate society leaders.  

Mission

The mission of the Environmental Center is to establish, develop, and support cross-disciplinary education and research related to the environment. The Center fosters programs for students, faculty, and staff to pursue environmental activities through academics, research, and extracurricular activities. Also, the Center conducts and supports campus infrastructural projects involving sustainability and the campus’s natural environment. The Center develops connections and collaborations among university entities and between the university and the region.

 

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 Office Location, Hours, and Contact

UNF Environmental Center

1 UNF Drive

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2200

Jacksonville, FL 32224

 

Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 5p.m.

In the News

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Environmental Center is Hiring!

We currently seeking applications from students for a Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Assistant. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 15 and interviews will be set up on a first come first serve basis. Click here for full details.  


Earth Day Cleanup

The Environmental Center and St. Johns Riverkeeper are teaming up to host an Earth Day Cleanup Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon on McCoys Creek, which flows directly into the St. Johns River. The cleanup will also feature an invasive plant workshop hosted by the First Coast Invasive Working Group. No registration is required. Click here for full event details

 

Give Springs a Break

Join the Florida Springs Institute at Ginnie Springs April 10-12 for Give Springs a Break. The weekend includes camping, guest speakers, swimming in the springs and of course tubing down the Santa Fe River! The Environmental Center will be offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the registration cost. For details, contact James Taylor by 5 p.m. Friday, April 3. 

 

Environmental Center

Photo Contest

We will be hosting monthly photo contests with a different theme each month. This month's theme is "Spring is Blooming! Send us photos of plants and trees blooming from the Sawmill Slough Preserve, Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails and other on-campus natural areas. Send your photos to unfecenter@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Friday, Apr. 17. The winner will receive two free day passes to any Florida State Park and a free T-shirt. Click here for full details

 

Digital Archive of the

Sawmill Slough Preserve

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Digital Archive of the Sawmill Slough Preserve. It is designed as a resource for researchers and community members that highlights natural biodiversity, scientific research, species of concern, habitats, history and management of the Preserve.   Click here to view the Digital Archive .