Programs & Events
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.
Our Springs Outing trips connect nature lovers with the outdoors (and each other) while giving participants the opportunity to learn about Florida’s rich landscape from qualified experts and scientists. Each Spring Outing holds a new adventure, and with it, new information and experiences, even for the most seasoned adventure enthusiasts! Proceeds from Spring Outings benefit the Florida Springs Institute so we can continue vital springs research and education efforts.
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
The Florida Springs Institute is hosting our 6th annual Give Springs a Break at Gissy Springs on the Rainbow River from Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th, 2019. This weekend event combines learning and relaxation, with activities for college students and young professionals who are passionate and concerned about our environment and the future of Florida’s freshwater resources.
Returning Summer 2020
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.
Returning Summer 2020
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.
RETURNING OCTOBER 1, 2019
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!
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!
The First Magnitute Springs Run is a 7.2K around Depot Park and the Hawthorne trail. The event is hosted by First Magnitude Brewing Company in Gainesville, FL. Runners of all ages join us as we run for the springs! Proceeds are donated to the Florida Springs Institute to help us on our mission to save the springs.