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Beyond the Trail — Registration Now Open

Beyond the Trail is a series designed to encourage participants to explore and learn about the parks in Northeast Florida. This year's series will focus on the iconic St. Johns River and include a number events centered around the river. Participation is open to both students and community members. Learn more.

Botanical Illustration Workshop

Take a guided hike around the UNF Nature Trails with ELP leaders Kyle Kenney and Molly O'Brien to learn about the unique and important plants of the preserve and let the participants get inspired. After they will discuss botanical illustration and everyone will get a chance to try it out. The workshop will be Friday, October 26 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Halloween Beach Cleanup and Shark Yoga

Join fellow students and volunteers from Keep Jacksonville Beach Beautiful for a Halloween-themed yoga session that will highlight the importance of sharks. Wear a costume and bring your dog because there will be a costume contest! The event is Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.

Lumens and Photogram Workshop— Registration Now Open

As part of the Pre[serve] Art Exhibition, UNF photography professors, Alexander Diaz and Kally Malcom-Bjorklund, will both lead participants through the process of creating lumen prints and photograms with materials found in the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The workshop will be Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. Space is limited, so please RSVP. 

Pre[serve] — Call to Artists

Students and alumni are invited to submit works inspired by the Sawmill Slough Preserve for the 2019 Pre[serve] art exhibition. Selected works will be displayed in an exhibition at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery. Learn more.