SpringsWatch is our monthly citizen science springs monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” volunteer work while also contributing to springs research efforts in-house and for other environmental agencies around the state. Volunteers learn to collect data such as water quality field parameters (temperature, dissolved oxygen, and specific conductance), water surface stage readings, measurement of vertical light attenuation, measurement of horizontal Secchi depth visibility, photo station documentation of aquatic plants and wildlife, and observations of other wildlife and human uses.
Environmental Center Volunteers are tasked with greeting and interacting with members of the public at our North Florida Springs Environmental Center. As an Environmental Center Volunteer, you will have opportunity to get to know Florida Springs Institute staff, ask questions, and learn quickly how navigate common springs research and protection topics.
Special Event Volunteers are asked to attend environmental events, often on weekends, with a member(s) of our staff. Event tasks include: setting up and breaking down Florida Springs Institute event booth, interacting with event attendees, telling them about our organization , and answering commonly asked questions about Florida springs.
The interns at the Florida Springs Institute are an integral part of our organization! Our interns contribute to our mission in many ways, including:
- Assisting in water quality sampling and testing,
- Entering data collected in the field,
- Planning and organizing events, and
- Assisting with education and outreach efforts.
The Florida Springs Institute (FSI) is looking for a dedicated and responsible individual to fill the position of “Field Intern” from January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020. During this time period, interns are expected to provide 15-20 hours (approximately 2-3 days) per week of assistance to FSI staff either in the field or at the FSI office located in High Springs. This position is unpaid. [LEARN MORE…]
Photo by John Moran.