Project Leader Attends Outdoor Nation Training in Washington D.C.

Project Leader Kyle Kenney and 18 other students from colleges and universities from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Outdoor Nation Campus Ambassadors orientation and training. In December, Kenney, who is part of the Environmental Leadership Program, applied for and was awarded a grant from Outdoor Nation and the National Park Service... Continue Reading →


2018 Seed Grant Recipients

The Environmental Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Seed Grant recipients. Seed Grants are available to faculty from any college and encourage interdisciplinary research focused on the three priority areas of the Environmental Center, which are parks and preserves; rivers, coasts and springs; and sustainability. These environmental research grants are funded through the River... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Trail: The Art of Science

Historical reenactor Mike Adams stole the show at the first event of “Beyond the Trail: the Art of Science,” held at Palmetto Leaves Regional Park, when he brought to life William Bartram. Participants heard first-hand what it was like for “Billy” to experience Florida in all of its grandeur and mysteriousness as a traveler in... Continue Reading →

Project Leaders Attend International Conference on Sustainable Development

In September, Bella Genta and Thoren Perego, two project leaders from the Environmental Leadership Program, attended the two-day 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development. The conference took place in New York City and was hosted by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Global Association of Masters of Development Practice and the United Nations Development Programme.... Continue Reading →

2017 ELP Fall Retreat

Every fall the Environmental Center starts off the new academic year with the annual Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) fall retreat. This year, the retreat focused on sustainability and community solutions to climate change. The first stop on the retreat was in Orlando to learn more about the Green Works initiative. Ian Lahiff, energy project manager... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Trail: A Walk Through History

Come explore the largest urban park system in the United States! Network with Northeast Florida environmental professionals and leaders!  Learn about the history and culture that dates back over 10,000 years! Make new friends on campus and within the community! Through the Environmental Center’s “Environmental Leadership Program,” in 2016, student project leader Renee Hutchins created... Continue Reading →

St. Johns River Experience

Every spring, the Environmental Center and a select group of students, embark on a journey exploring the St. Johns River and its diverse watershed. These students enroll in the St. Johns River Experience, a multidisciplinary Transformational Learning Opportunity that combines classroom learning with experiential learning. The highlight of the course is a full-immersion trip over... Continue Reading →

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