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2018 Fall Bulletin

2018 Environmental Center Annual Report
Annual Report Cover 2018

The 2018 Environmental Center Annual Report is now available online for viewing. The report highlights the major accomplishments of the Environmental Center from the 2017-18 academic year, including dedicated sections for the Environmental Leadership Program, academic initiatives and research. The report also acknowledges the significant contributions from students, faculty and staff. 


Notable sections from the 2018 Environmental Center Annual Report include: 

  • List of community partners, pg. 7
  • Environmental Leadership Program, pg. 10
  • Academic initiatives, pg. 20
  • Research, pg. 28

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank each of our supporters. The Environmental Center relies on the support of community members to continue providing programs for students and faculty. 


Consider a monthly gift that will help us continue to train the next generation of environmental leaders. 


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View the current and past Environmental Center annual reports.

Halloween Beach Cleanup with Shark Yoga

Date: Sunday, Oct. 28

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Jacksonville Beach Pier


Join fellow students and volunteers from Keep Jacksonville Beach Beautiful for a Halloween-themed yoga session that will also highlight the importance of sharks. Wear a costume because there will be a costume contest! This event is dog friendly, and will also include a dog costume contest. Please be sure to bring a refillable water bottle and yoga mat or towel. 

Lumens and Photogram Workshop

Date: Friday, Nov. 9

Time: 9 a.m. to noon 

Location: The workshop will begin at the Sawmill Slough Preserve (Lot 100) and end at the Photo Lab, where the prints will be produced. 

Partner: UNF Department of Art and Design


UNF photography professors, Alexander Diaz and Kally Malcolm, will both lead participants through the process of creating lumen prints and photograms with materials found in the Sawmill Slough Preserve. Lumen prints and photograms are created by placing objects directly onto the surface of photographic paper and then exposing them to light. 


The event is free and open to all current UNF students. Space is limited for this workshop, so please RSVP.


This workshop is part of the Pre[serve] Art Exhibition, a student and alumni juried art exhibition featuring works inspired by the Sawmill Slough Preserve. Submissions for the exhibition will be accepted until March 1, 2019. 

Registration for this event is required.

Green Algae/Red Tide in Our State

Date: Monday, Nov. 19

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Partner: Northeast Florida Sierra Club Group


The coastal areas of South Florida have been experiencing the result of massive fish kills, and in addition to the massive loss of marine life, these events have caused beach closures and loss of revenue for businesses that depend on coastal tourism. The St. Johns River has long experienced its own troubles caused by green algae and blooms, although not to the extent of South Florida. 


What is the cause of the algae blooms and red tide? Why is this problem getting worse in Florida? And, what is the solution? Cris Costello, staff member from the Sierra Club, will be speaking on these issues and others. This event is free and open to the public. 

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