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The Florida Springs Institute is named after the late Dr. Howard T. Odum, the Father of Springs Ecology, who first called the world's attention to the majesty and mystery of these unique and complex ecosystems. Our founder, Dr. Robert L. Knight, studied under the direction of Dr. Odum and has conducted follow-up studies of the ecology of 18 major springs in Florida. This website is a vital part of our mission to provide science-based education to the public and their leaders. We have gathered a collection of information about springs ecology so vast that you will find it necessary to stop by frequently. The Florida Springs Institute is a 5o1(c)(3) non-profit organization funded entirely through grants and private donations.

FSU Springs Field School, August 13-20

Open enrollment for FSI's Springs Field School short course is now open!  This 3-credit course is offered through Florida State University and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from eligible universities. The course will take place at Wakulla Springs from August 13 - 20, 2015, and includes lectures from Dr. Knight and other guests on springs ecology, as well as opportunities to learn about springs first-hand. Click here to register or learn more about the course.


Dr. Knight's new book, Silenced Springs: Moving from Tragedy to Hope, is now available for purchase online and at events! 

Click here to learn more or select the buy now button below to purchase a copy for $21.20 plus $5 shipping and handling!

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