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.

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.

JULY 25-28, 2019

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 Feature


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.

Environmental Center Nights Feature

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! 

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

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!

Spring 2020

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.

EVENT BLOGS: Springs blog

Springs Outing – Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Sweetwater Wetlands provides an interesting combination of both engineering innovations and wildlife benefits.  Bob Knight began the outing by discussing the design aspects of the project.  His initial remarks included comments on the challenges, the cost, the effectiveness, and the benefits of the design. The challenges included the 20-30 years

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Springs Outing – Seminole State Forest

On this hike, the Florida Springs Institute combined with St. Johns Riverkeeper for a day hike through Seminole State Forest.  Led by Jane Durocher of Riverkeeper, Heather Obara of FSI, and Ranger Ralph Risch we hopped from a conversation with a scrub jay to three small unknown (to most of us)

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Springs Outing – Holton Creek Tract Hike

Written by FSI Board Member, Dave Wilson Despite easy access near Live Oak, Holton Creek is a virtually unknown spot.  Outing leader and biologist, Tom Morris, chose this venue as a natural progression from last month’s exploration of the sink at the Alapaha Dead River!  The connection between the Dead

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