TESI’s mission is to advance communication and education about Earth systems science, or the study of the interactions among air, water, land, and life on Earth! Learning how these systems are influenced by human activities is a critical part of inspiring Floridians to be effective stewards of our planet.

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day today and every day? Check out our ideas below!

City Nature Challenge 2022: Alachua County

For Earth Day 2022, the Florida Museum of Natural History and UF/IFAS are organizing the City Nature Challenge for Alachua County section of a global challenge on iNaturalist. You can participate by uploading photos of plants and animals taken in the county from April 30th through May 3rd. Don’t know what you’re looking at? No problem! iNaturalist can identify your photos and you can help identify other uploads.

Find Earth Day Events Near You!

If you are outside of Alachua County, check out the following links for events near you!

Global Event Map

And for those of you outside of Florida, check out the following link for events around the globe: Earth Day Events

Helping the Planet at Home

Read through our Action of the Week’s or Action of the Month’s for simple ways to live more sustainably, protect wildlife, get involved in your community, and much more!