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

Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha Exhibition

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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. 

Margaret Ross Tolbert: Lost Springs - MOCA Exhibit

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017

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.

'Plight of Climate Refugees' Featuring Legal Scholar Randall Abate

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6 p.m.

Location: Herbert University Center

Cost: Free and open to the public

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Randall S. Abate, associate dean for Academic Affairs and law professor at Florida A&M University, will present an open lecture, "Plight of Climate Refugees: Rising Seas, Melting Ice, and Inadequate Legal Projections." Professor Abate has published and presented widely on environmental law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and justice. The event is free and open to the public, and will include a reception following the lecture.

Reptiles of the Preserve: Educational Talk and Hike

Friday, October 27, 2017

1-2 p.m.

Location: J.M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion (near Eco Adventure gear checkout)

Cost: Free

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Join the Preserve Ambassadors for a talk about the reptile species that call the Sawmill Slough Preserve home. We will also cover the conservation issues that surround species like the gopher tortoise and the indigo snake. Following the talk, there will be an optional nature hike. 

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.