The University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute is advancing communication and education about Earth systems science in a way that inspires Floridians to be effective stewards of our planet.
What is Earth systems science?
The study of the interactions among air, water, land and life on Earth, and how these systems are influenced by human activities.
Only by understanding how the Earth’s systems interact will we be poised to fully understand the ways human activity affects the natural environment in which we live.
Our vision is to lead the way to a healthier planet by cultivating a responsible and curious society that values, trusts and has access to science. Read more.
What We Do
Learn more about Florida’s Environment
Join Us to Celebrate World Sea Turtle Month!
TESI will be co-hosting several events to celebrate sea turtles during World Sea Turtle month in June.
From the TESI Director: Investing in the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow
Through the courses we teach and internships we offer, we equip students with practical skills in environmental research, communication, and civic engagement.
Patricia Escobar Torres Reflects on Being an Environmental Communicator
The time I spent with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute filled me with confidence and knowledge I didn’t know I could hold. Now, I can even share it.
K-12 Teachers to Learn About Silk Producing Insects, Plant Diseases During Two Scientist in Every Florida School Professional Development Workshops
Twenty-one teachers representing 11 counties will receive stipends for their participation.