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Northeast Florida Association for Environmental Professionals (NEFAEP)
Northeast Florida Green Chamber
St. Johns River Alliance
St. Johns Riverkeeper
Surfrider Foundation First Coast Chapter
UNF Ogier Gardens
US Green Building Council (USGBC) North Florida Chapter
Give Springs a Break
Friday, April 10, 2015
$65 2-night camping, $50 1-night camping, $35 Saturday only
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Join college students from around the state at Ginnie Springs for a weekend of fun and springs education. The event will feature two nights of camping, campfires, swimming in the springs, tubing down the Sante Fe River and educational talks about Florida springs. Give Springs a Break is geared toward students in environmental related degree programs, but is open to all students
The Environmental Center will be offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of registration. Scholarship applicants must be available to attend the entire weekend. For more information, contact
by 5 p.m. Friday, April 3.
Florida Springs Institute (FSI)
is named after the late Dr. Howard T. Odum, the Father of Springs Ecology, who first called the world's attention to the majesty and mystery of these unique and complex ecosystems. Dr. Robert L. Knight, executive director of FSI, studied under the direction of Dr. Odum and has conducted follow-up studies of the ecology of 18 major springs in Florida.
Climate Change and Its Effects on Wildlife
Monday, April 13, 2015
Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1058
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The Environmental Center and Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group will host a lecture by Carolyn Antman, member of the Florida Audubon Board of Directors. The talk will discuss a 2014 National Audubon Society scientific paper regarding birds and climate change, including changing food supplies and possible new migration routes. Discover what it may mean for birds in local backyards and what can be done to facilitate habitats in the changing climate.
Earth Day Cleanup along McCoys Creek
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10 a.m. to noon
Hollybrook Park, 319 Cherokee St., Jacksonville, FL
Join the Environmental Center and St. Johns Riverkeeper for a cleanup along McCoys Creek, which flows directly into the St. Johns River. The cleanup will also feature an invasive plant workshop hosted by the First Coast Invasive Working Group. No registration required. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Heywood Dowling St. and King St.
State of the Preserve
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Building 2, Gallery of Art, Room 1001
Free and open to everyone
Join the UNF Environmental Center for a year-end social with short presentations about projects in the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The Preserve Digital Archive will be presented by Dr. Stuart Chalk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Justin Lemmons, Environmental Center Ecologist. History Graduate student, Shannon Campbell, will discuss The History of the Preserve. Come learn about the opportunities and resources the Preserve offers, and what you can do to become part of the Preserve and Environmental Center team. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. Consumption of alcohol is limited to adults age 21 and older. Proper ID is required.
Earth Day Screening of 'Clean Bin Project'
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
$10 adults, $7 seniors and students
Come out to Sun-Ray Cinema for a screening of 'Clean Bin Project' hosted by the Environmental Center and US Green Building Council North Florida Chapter. In this multi-award winning festival favorite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the waste problem.
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