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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. social media

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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Science on Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?

It can sometimes feel like mother nature is out to get us, but is she really? The Florida Museum and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute invite you to grab a local brew and learn from scientists about whether hurricanes, sharks and sinkholes are actually here to kill you at our fall “Science on Tap” series. Download the event flyer: Science On Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?

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