It’s hard to believe that Into the Springs is just one month away! We have been working hard behind the scenes to create a fun weekend of entertainment, education, recreation and community. While we are still working out some of the details, we are excited to share what we do
On this page, you can browse all of the different types of events and programs the Florida Springs Institute has to offer!
Click any profile to learn more about the event/program. If you’re looking for a specific event, navigate to our Events Calendar to search by event name and/or date.
Give Springs A Break (GSAB) is an annual spring-time educational program for students and young professionals. This program is a fantastic way for young adults to immerse themselves in nature while also gaining the skills needed to create positive change surrounding environmental and water issues amidst an increasingly challenging social/political climate.
Springs Field School is our most advanced springs education program! This course will teach attendees everything from Florida springs basic hydrogeology, biology, and chemistry to advanced water quality testing methods, state management regulations, and what is needed to conserve this natural resource.
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JULY 25-28, 2019
Springs Academy is six-part lecture series which takes place on the first or second Tuesday of each month. Springs Academy Courses are as follows: Class 1: Springs Overview, Class 2: Springs Hydrogeology, Class 3: Springs Biology, Class 4: Springs Chemistry, Class 5: Springs Stresses, and Class 6: Springs Advocacy.
Springs Outings are monthly guided expeditions to springs, rivers, or parks in the north and central Florida regions. Spring Outing locations usually stand out for their unique trails, waterways, geology, and hydrogeology giving the group much to learn about Florida’s terrain and it’s rich history.
SpringsWatch is our monthly citizen science springs monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” volunteer participation while also contributing to springs research efforts around the state. Currently, we have six SpringsWatch groups: Silver, Ichetucknee, Rainbow, Santa Fe, Weeki Wachee, and Homosassa River spring systems.
sAVE our springs: Mermaid GALA
Save Our Springs: Mermaid Gala is our annual fundraiser and biggest fundraising event of the year! At this event, guests have the opportunity to learn about the important work that our organization is doing to protect our springs and aquifer, while also enjoying an elegant evening celebrating environmental protection!
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environmental center nights
The North Florida Springs Environmental Center is our central hub for springs education. Join us for one of our fun monthly events like Painting the Springs, live music, book signings, native landscaping seminars, environmental documentary film screenings, and more!
EVENT BLOGS: Springs blog
The Florida Springs Institute wrapped up its fifth Springs Field School on August 16th in Silver Springs after four days of science education and history on our springs and aquifer. Today we take a look back at each day during the Springs Field School and all that we learned. Day
Our yearly educational retreat, Give Springs A Break (GSAB), which takes place at Ginnie Springs Outdoors and is aimed towards young people, attracted 42 students and young professionals from around the state making it our biggest GSAB event! Funding for our 5th Annual GSAB was provided by First Magnitude Brewing Company.