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 for Sustainability Into Practice: Climate Change, Health & Equity
Join us on Thursday, March 4 at 6 pm to hear from experts on the ways that climate change and health issues, as well as potential solutions, are interconnected.
Join Us On Earth Day for Keynote Address: Mobilizing Advocates for our Earth with Audrey Peterman
This free and virtual event will take place Thursday, April 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET.
UF Public Interest Environmental Conference to Focus on Equitable Transitions
The virtual conference will take place Feb. 12-13. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.