SILVER SPRINGS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

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mission & PURPOSE

The mission of the Silver Springs Environmental Center (SSEC) is to advance and share fundamental and strategic scientific knowledge to support the viability of freshwater resources in Florida and beyond, including springs, rivers, lakes, and groundwater aquifers.

The SSEC will provide a statewide venue for springs interpretation, outreach, education, and research. Specific activities at the Center will include the following:

    • Public education about springs and groundwater issues through exhibits, literature, seminars, and programs.
    • High school and college-level classes on springs ecology and management.
    • Applied research on springs structure and functions and methods for protection and restoration.

PROJECT DETAILS

Location: Silver Springs State Park former Wild Waters water park site

Size: 12,745 sq. ft.

Timeline: 2-5 Years

Fundraising Goal: $5.7 million

FLOOR PLAN & facility features

Phase 1 (10,025 sq. ft.)

Freshwater ecology exhibits

Research laboratory

Classrooms

Florida Springs Institute offices

Phase 2 (2,720 sq. ft.)

Lecture hall

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN BY:

Questions? Contact us at info@FloridaSpringsInstitute.org.

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