Florida Springs Heartland Manatee Sighting Network

This is a citizen science project to better understand how manatees utilize the springs in the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Ichetucknee rivers. Students will learn about manatee and springs ecology.

Exhibits at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Education Center/Museum Volunteer

This is a great opportunity to learn to communicate with people of all kinds of backgrounds and of whom may disagree with you. This is especially important for those who want to get involved in environmental communication and education careers. Volunteering with Florida State Parks is also a great way to get your foot in the door with any career in the Florida State Parks or larger Department of Environmental Protection.

student in the lab

Archaeology and Ethnography Lab Volunteer

Students will learn how to generate and analyze environmental archaeology data that is used to understand sustainability practices and past lifeways. While these projects are situated in southern Florida, they have implications for global tropical and subtropical environments, especially those within wetland ecosystems.