Upcoming Events

Find information about upcoming environmental programs, lectures, workshops and other events on campus and in the Jacksonville communityIf you would like to add an event to our webpage, please send event details to ecenter@unf.edu  

For additional events happening in the Jacksonville area, check out these great organizations:

Duval Audubon

Northeast Florida Association for Environmental Professionals (NEFAEP) 

REI

St. Johns River Alliance

St. Johns Riverkeeper 

Surfrider Foundation First Coast Chapter

UNF Ogier Gardens

US Green Building Council (USGBC) North Florida Chapter

Environmental Center Student Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
8 p.m.

Location: Student Union, Room 3703A


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The EC Student Coalition is hosting its first general meeting of the semester! Come learn about the trips and activities the student-led club has planned for the semester. And of course, there will be delicious snacks!


The Environmental Center Student Coalition is a student organization that enables students to volunteer and organize environmental based events. Participation in the club provides like-minded students with the opportunity to contribute to campus sustainability. Students will gain leadership experience by participating in events guided by the Student Coalition.

Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha Exhibition

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2017-10-24

Location: UNF Lufrano Intercultural Gallery


Cost: Free and open to the public

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The UNF Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, located in the Student Union, Building 58E, on the second floor, will present the exhibition “Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha,” a collaboration between Gainesville painter/activist Margaret Ross Tolbert and St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene. This multimedia exhibition features images, sculpture and film of Cannon Springs and Tobacco Patch Springs created by various artists, including Tolbert, Keene, Karen Chadwick, Mark Long and others.

Opening Reception

There will be an opening reception with the artist on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5-8 p.m. 

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 14, 2017
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room, Building1, Room 2800


The UNF Sustainability Committee is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.

2017 Jacksonville Environmental Symposium

Friday, September 15, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center


Cost: $25-150

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Sponsor:  City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and Environmental Center

 

The Jacksonville Environmental Symposium presents a unique opportunity for members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy. The symposium provides valuable opportunities for communication and helps to further the goal of protecting our limited natural resources and improving the quality of life in Northeast Florida. 

 

The event features opening, lunch and closing general sessions, as well as a number of breakout sessions on topics of interest. The symposium features the release of the annual State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin, which is prepared by faculty from UNF, Jacksonville University and Valdosta State University.

Margaret Ross Tolbert: Lost Springs - MOCA Exhibit

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2017-12-31

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA)


Cost: Free and open to the public

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Over the last twenty years, Gainesville-based painter Margaret Ross Tolbert has contemplated the springs of North Florida in an ongoing body of work, where a paradisiacal presence provides a sense of ideal destination and the exotic in the here-and-now. The exhibition Lost Springs counterpoints the sense of passage, time, and journey implicit in the Door paintings. In this series, Tolbert explores her personal sense of loss as she bemoans the tragic inundation of the Ocklawaha system by the Kirkpatrick Dam.

Opening Reception

There will be an opening reception with the artist on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1-4 p.m. The event will also feature two screenings of the documentary “Lost Springs,” which follows Tolbert as she experiences springs normally inaccessible due to the Kirkpatrick Dam in Putnam County. The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as it follows the course of a drawdown of the dam’s pool, which happens every three or more years, exposing a submerged world normally hidden below the high waters of the dam. The film was produced by St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene.

Faculty Social and Seed Grant Presentations

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: UNF Gallery of Art


Cost: Free

Join the Environmental Center for a lively social in the UNF Gallery of Art. The annual faculty social is designed to give faculty an opportunity to network and meet the Environmental Center staff and board members in the hopes of developing collaborative relationships. While the social is intended for faculty, it is open to all students, faculty and staff. Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

The event will feature brief presentations by the 2017 Seed Grant recipients. Additionally, details on the 2018 Seed Grant request for proposals will be released. Seed Grants are intended to support environmentally related research that subsequently results in the preparation and submission of a proposal to an external funding agency. The grants are competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals, but there is an emphasis in projects that create effective collaborations between faculty members and students from diverse disciplines.

Screening of Lost Springs at UNF

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 p.m.

Location: Student Union Auditorium, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2704


Cost: Free and open to the public

The documentary “Lost Springs” follows Gainesville painter/activist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she experiences springs normally inaccessible due to the Kirkpatrick Dam in Putnam County. The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as it follows the course of a drawdown of the dam’s pool, which happens every three or more years, exposing a submerged world normally hidden below the high waters of the dam. The film was produced by St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene.

Screening of Lost Springs at UNF

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7 p.m.

Location: Student Union Auditorium, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2704


Cost: Free and open to the public

The documentary “Lost Springs” follows Gainesville painter/activist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she experiences springs normally inaccessible due to the Kirkpatrick Dam in Putnam County. The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as it follows the course of a drawdown of the dam’s pool, which happens every three or more years, exposing a submerged world normally hidden below the high waters of the dam. The film was produced by St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene.

Screening of Lost Springs at UNF

Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:30 p.m.

Location: Student Union Auditorium, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2704


Cost: Free and open to the public

The documentary “Lost Springs” follows Gainesville painter/activist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she experiences springs normally inaccessible due to the Kirkpatrick Dam in Putnam County. The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as it follows the course of a drawdown of the dam’s pool, which happens every three or more years, exposing a submerged world normally hidden below the high waters of the dam. The film was produced by St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2017
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800


The UNF Sustainability Committee is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.

Screening of Lost Springs at MOCA with Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7-9 p.m.

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA)


Cost: Visit the MOCA website for details

The documentary “Lost Springs” follows Gainesville painter/activist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she experiences springs normally inaccessible due to the Kirkpatrick Dam in Putnam County. The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as it follows the course of a drawdown of the dam’s pool, which happens every three or more years, exposing a submerged world normally hidden below the high waters of the dam. The film was produced by St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene.

 

There will be a panel discussion following this screening. 

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 9, 2017
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800


The UNF Sustainability Committee is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room 1, Room 2800


The  UNF Sustainability Committee  is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800


The  UNF Sustainability Committee  is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 2018
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800


The  UNF Sustainability Committee  is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 2018
11-11:50 a.m.

Location: President's Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800


The  UNF Sustainability Committee  is an advisory committee responsible for issues that pertain to environmental sustainability on the UNF campus. The Committee meets monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, including the campus Climate Action Plan, the Sawmill Slough Preserve and sustainable business practices.