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 Upcoming Events

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


Visit these UNF departments for additional on-campus events: 

Oyster Reef Ball Deployment

Friday, March 6, 2020

12-1:30 p.m.

Location: Goffinsville Park (Fernandina Beach)

Cost: Free

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Come help with the deployment of oyster reef material for the Goffinsville Demonstration Living Shoreline. The Goffinsville Demonstration Living Shoreline is a University Of Florida/IFAS Nassau County Extension project aimed at educating property owners about options for living shorelines. These oyster reef balls will provide a habitat for oysters, crabs, fish and other marine animals to utilize. They will also reduce erosion and provide stability for the shoreline. 


The Environmental Center is looking for volunteers to help deploy the oyster reef balls, which are 50 pounds each! Volunteers will be placing 20 balls out along the shoreline of Goffinsville Park.


Sign up to learn more about this local project, some ecology of our estuaries and how you can get involved with the citizen science monitoring.

Pre[serve] Art Exhibition - Opening Reception

Thursday, March 26, 2020

5-7 p.m.

Location: UNF Lufrano Intercultural Gallery

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Pre[serve] Art Exhibition is a student and alumni juried exhibition featuring works inspired by Sawmill Slough Preserve, a 382-acre nature preserve located on the UNF campus. The works are displayed in an on-campus exhibition as a way to highlight the importance of conservation. The exhibition runs from March 26 through April 24.


This event is organized by the Environmental Center and Department of Art and Design, with support from the Cummer Family Foundation and Lufrano Intercultural Gallery.


The Sawmill Slough Preserve is a 382-acre protected area located on the UNF campus. The Preserve's natural beauty and rich biodiversity allures both biologists and artists alike. In May 2006, President John A. Delaney designated the pristine area of campus as a nature preserve, protecting it for future generations of Ospreys to enjoy!

Florida Native Plant Society's 40th Annual Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Sunday, May 17, 2020

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

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The Florida Native Plant Society's annual conference includes two days of great speakers, networking and botanical field trips. This is your only chance to meet FNPS members from around the state and learn what they are doing to conserve, preserve and restore their native plant communities.


More information about the conference to be released soon. 

Jacksonville Environmental Symposium

Friday, September 18, 2020

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: $15-50

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Sponsors:  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.