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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


For more events happening on-campus, check out these other UNF departments: 

Ogier Gardens 
Eco Adventures

Sustainability Committee

Reptiles and Amphibians - Guided Hike

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet in Lot 100

Cost: Free

Join Environmental Center Research Assistant Jake Tucker on an interpretive guided tour of the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The theme for this walk will be Reptiles and Amphibians, with an emphasis on the importance of snake diversity and breaking common misconceptions of these amazing animals. Also, the hike will highlight the ecology of gopher tortoises and their sandhill habitat.

Jacksonville Environmental Symposium

Friday, September 13, 2019

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: $15 - Students; $35 - UNF employees, faculty and staff; $50 - Others

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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.


The theme for the 2019 symposium is “Building Resiliency – Inspiring, Informing and Engaging our Community." The event includes opening, lunch and closing general sessions, as well as a number of breakout sessions on topics of interest. The symposium also features the release of the annual State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin, which is prepared by faculty from UNF, Jacksonville University and Valdosta State University.

Sierra Club - Movie Screening and Discussion

Monday, October 14, 2019

7 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: Free

Join the local chapter of the Sierra Club as they host a screening and discussion of the documentary "The Smog of the Sea," which chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea.

Guest speaker Dr. Maia McGuire, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant Agent, will be there to discuss the film and local impacts of plastics in waterways.

Migrating Birds - Guided Hike

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet in Lot 100

Cost: Free

Details coming soon...

Faculty Social

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

4-5:30 p.m.

Location: Gallery of Art (Building 2, Room 1001)

Join the Environmental Center for its annual faculty social in the UNF Gallery of Art. The event is intended to give faculty an opportunity to network and meet the Environmental Center staff and board members in the hopes of developing collaborative relationships. The event will also feature brief presentations by the 2019 Seed Grant recipients.


While the social is intended for faculty, it is open to all students, faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Florida Plant Diversity - Guided Hike

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet in Lot 100

Cost: Free

Details coming soon...

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.