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
UF Undergrads: Apply for the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Fellowship
Students from all majors who have an interest in the environment are encouraged to apply!
Teachers and Scientists Partner to Develop Lessons on Hydrosphere
The lesson plans focus on real-world water issues and will soon be available for free download.
The Story of Science and Me: Using Video to Share Scientist Journeys
TESI workshop helps young, underrepresented professionals produce short videos about their scientific journeys.