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Our springs are not only a valuable water resource and outdoor leisure destination, they are unique, fragile ecosystems that are profoundly affected by human activity.

Take a virtual deep dive into Florida’s springs with us and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute.

Two special films about Florida biodiversity will be posted here from April 22 to April 27 and the Museum’s YouTube channel! Watch the films, then join us for a panel discussion with experts in the field on April 27, 7-8:30 p.m., and learn more about the importance, health and conservation of our state’s water.

This is a FREE event, but pre-registration is required.

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Films: “The Santa Fe River Turtle Project” and “Welcome to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex”- Available to watch here from April 22 to April 27!

Discussion: April 27, 7-8:30 p.m.

Panel Speakers:



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In recognition of the critical role of springs and other water resources to the biodiversity and economy of Florida, the Florida Museum is developing a new permanent exhibit focusing on the Story of Florida Water. Read more about this exciting project and learn how you can support it.

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Name: Sadie Mills, UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute

Phone: (352) 273-1936

Email: smills@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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