Institute of Environmental Research and Education
The Institute of Environmental Research and Education (IERE) is housed in Academic and Student Affairs and serves students and faculty from all six UNF colleges. All IERE programs and scholarships are 100% funded by donors and grants. With a focus on environmental research and education, our mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education and develop interdisciplinary programs that enhance the student experience. Learn more about the IERE.
Environmental Center becomes the Institute of Environmental Research and Education
The Environmental Center was founded in 2004 with the goal of enhancing the quality and distinctiveness of education by stimulating interdisciplinary teaching and research related to the environment. After 17 years, the Environmental Center is now the Institute of Environmental Research and Education (IERE). The name change will better reflect the Institute's expanded focus on research, curriculum and outreach to students, faculty and the Jacksonville community. Read more about the name change.
IERE Now Accepting Applications for the Environmental Leadership Program
This ELP is a scholarship opportunity available to all students who are interested in leadership, passionate about the environment, and those who would like to work with the community. Students will have the opportunity to receive a $250 scholarship in the fall and a $1500 scholarship in the spring. The application deadline is Wednesday, Sep. 15.
Plastic Pollution Workshops and Cleanups
The IERE will be hosting a series of virtual workshops and community cleanups as part of a NOAA Marine Debris Program grant focused on reducing single-use plastic consumption and fostering long-term pro-environmental behaviors among undergraduates in coastal communities. The events are free and open to all. Visit the Plastic Pollution website for details and registration information.