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Welcome to the Environmental Center

COVID-19 Announcements

Environmental Center Office Hours

The Environmental Center office located in building 16, room 3111 will be open limited hours until further notice. The office will be open Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff can be reached via email anytime during normal business hours. Visit our Meet the Team page for contact information. 

Florida Native Plant Society Conference - POSTPONED

The Florida Native Plant Society Conference is being rescheduled. More details coming soon. 

Jacksonville Environmental Symposium - CANCELLED

The annual Jacksonville Environmental Symposium has been cancelled for 2020.

Recent Updates

Coastal Florida Universities Team Up to Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Center and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the NOAA Marine Debris Program to reduce single-use plastic consumption and foster long-term pro-environmental behaviors among undergraduates in coastal communities. The goal is to reduce generation of marine debris in those areas over time. Read more about the collaboration.

Faculty Research Grants - Now Accepting Applications

The Environmental Center is now accepting faculty applications for the 2021 Seed Grants. The Seed Grant program was established in order to stimulate the creation of interdisciplinary research projects related to the environment. One grant will be awarded in the amount of $8,000. The deadline for applications is Sunday, Oct. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Visit the Seed Grant website for full details and the application.

Pre[serve] Art Exhibition - Now Open and Winners Announced 

The Pre[serve] Art Exhibition, which was originally scheduled to open in April, has been rescheduled to open Thursday, Sept. 10 and will be available for viewing until Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery. The gallery will be open by appointment only. Contact for additional information. 


Winning selections from the 2020 Pre[serve] Art Exhibition have been announced. Visit the online archive for a list of winners and selected works.  

New Student Opportunity - UNF-KAO Honors Society

The UNF-KAO Honors Society is a new student organization focused associated with the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association. The honors society is perfect for students interested in environmental sciences and studies, and provides networking, leadership and professional development opportunities. Learn more about the UNF-KAO Honors Society