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Institute of Environmental Research and Education

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. 


Updated Website

Welcome to our new and improved IERE website! Take a look around to learn more about our team and the programs we offer to students and faculty. You can also stay up to date with the list of events on our homepage. 

J. David Lambert Memorial Environmental Scholarship

We were saddened by the passing of former IERE Director Dr. J. David Lambert in 2021. In recognition of Dr. Lambert's contribution to the students of UNF, a scholarship was established in his name by his family and friends. The scholarship will honor his legacy and will be awarded to students with an expressed interest in sustainability and GIS, both topics about which Lambert was passionate. Information on how to apply for the scholarship will be available in the fall semester. Learn more about Dr. Lambert and the scholarship

Upcoming Events

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Jacksonville Environmental Symposium

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.

This event is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and Institute of Environmental Research and Education.