Started in 2018, the mission of the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute is to advance 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.
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, will we be poised to fully understand the ways human activity affects the natural environment in which we live.
TESI Co-Hosts Water Resources Journalism Intensive for Up-and-Coming Science Writers
Students will learn how to mine scientific conferences for story ideas, how to find evidence-based information and how to interview a scientist.
TESI to Co-Host Dawn to Dusk Earth Day Celebration Featuring Audrey Peterman
Peterman is an author and leader in the movement to engage more Americans of color in the enjoyment and protection of our public lands system.
Palm Beach Teacher Wins Statewide Scientist in Every Florida School Superstar Award
The award recognizes a K-12 public school teacher that goes above and beyond to share their passion for teaching science.
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 mosquitoes, wildfires and reptiles are actually here to kill you at our spring “Science on Tap” series. Download the event flyer: Science On Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
Science on Tap: Mosquitoes
Join us Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co.
Science on Tap: Wildfires
Join us Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Co.
Science on Tap: Reptiles
Join us Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co.
Florida Springs Film Series
Join the Florida Museum and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute for a deep-dive into Florida’s springs! This special series will include a screening and panel discussion with the film’s director and experts in the field. Take part in an engaging discussion and meet local organizations as you learn more about the importance, health and conservation of our state’s water.
Florida Springs Film Series: Water’s Journey
Join us at the Florida Museum on Monday, February 24, 2020 for a screening of Water's Journey followed by a panel discussion.
Florida Springs Film Series: Lost Springs
Join us at the Florida Museum on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for a screening of Lost Springs followed by a panel discussion.
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Florida’s Environment: Bills to Keep Tabs on this Session
Explore the links in this post to learn more about proposed legislation that pertains to Florida's environment and natural resources.
Action of the Month: Stay Informed with the Florida State Legislature’s Online Tracking Tools
Both the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate have online tools that can make it easier for you to stay informed.
Florida bill acknowledging climate change realities advances to Senate floor
The bill would create the Florida Office of Resiliency and a task force to develop strategies to address sea level rise fostered by climate change.