Started in 2018, the mission of the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute is to advance communication and public understanding of current research discoveries about Earth’s natural systems — air, water, land and life — in Florida, and beyond.
Earth’s natural systems include the atmosphere, oceans, land, polar ice caps and glaciers, and life. Intrinsically connected, these systems affect one another and result in global change that profoundly impacts the future of our planet. Only by understanding the way the Earth’s systems interact, we will be poised to fully understand the ways human activity affects the natural environment in which we live.
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The free event takes place Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. in Gainesville....
This hands-on workshop will take place July 7-12, 2019 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. K-12 teachers at any level are encouraged to apply....
Interested scientists will be expected to give teacher participants a lab tour and engage in lesson planning and brainstorming sessions. Each participating lab...
This workshop will teach students how researchers at the University of Florida use coding techniques to understand invasive species and plant diseases....
Click the links below to see video recordings of public events we’ve hosted or participated in.
- A Deep Dive into the Past, Present and Future of Sea-Level Rise Along the Florida Coast (Whitney Laboratory)
- Beyond Dead Fish: How Red Tide Affects All Floridians
- Science on Tap: Sea Turtles and Red Tide
Meet Our Faculty Fellows
Pasha Antonenko is Making Science More Accessible in the ClassroomMay 23, 5:45pm
Andrea Lucky Employs Ants to Teach Public about Invasive SpeciesMay 23, 5:45pm
Andrea Dutton Looks into Earth’s Past to Predict Future Sea-Level RiseMay 23, 5:45pm
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View current issue: Volume 1, Issue 1
Coral Reefs Are in Trouble: Here’s How You Can HelpMay 23, 5:45pm
Read on to learn more about the benefits of coral reefs, major threats, and practical steps you can take to save our corals. ...
Australian Scientists Turn to Florida for Guidance on Coral Reef RestorationMay 23, 5:45pm
Scientists from Florida and Australia are teaming up and sharing data to help save corals from extinction....
Gov. DeSantis Vetoes Bill That Would Have Stopped Cities from Banning Single-Use Plastic StrawsMay 23, 5:45pm
Local governments have the right to ban plastic straws without fear of getting sued....