When it comes to helping care for our planet, it’s all hands on deck.

Leaders from all disciplines are needed to tackle the immense challenge of protecting the Earth for current and future generations.

Our TESI Environmental Leaders Fellowship brings together students from diverse majors and backgrounds and provides them with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and network to advocate for the planet as they take on leadership roles in their respective careers. During their time with us, Fellows attend seminars featuring environmental experts, receive mentoring from professionals in environmental fields, network with peers, and take part in a multi-day field experience focused on environmental challenges across Florida.

Learn more about our pilot program, funded by the Henry David Thoreau Foundation, in the video below!

Learn more about our Fellows

Benefits of the Program

Fellows leave the program with the following:

Fellowship Organizers

rebecca burtonRebecca Burton

Communications Manager, UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute
Email: rlburton@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Sadie millsSadie Mills

Program Coordinator and Educator, UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute
Email: smills@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


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Funding Sources



Smallwood Foundation



Interested in supporting this program?

This program has been made possible by the generous support of private foundations as well as campus and community partners. If you are interested in supporting the next cohort of our TESI Environmental Leaders Fellowship, please email Sadie Mills at smills@floridamuseum.ufl.edu.