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 Nov. 9 for Our Florida Springs Film Series: Lost Springs
View the film online, then take part in a panel discussion with experts in the field about the importance, health and conservation of our state’s water.
Find Out What Changes Are on the Horizon for Florida at Virtual ‘Science Off Tap’ This Fall
Join us virtually to learn about urban streams, trafficked wildlife and mangroves at the fall “Science Off Tap: Changes on the Horizon” series.
TESI Announces Education and Awareness Campaign Focused on Insect Decline
Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet but are disappearing around the world. Learn what you can do to #ProtectTheInsects.