Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through February Event with the St. Johns Riverkeeper

Group kayaking

The February event of Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It featured kayaking with Kelly Patton Thompson from the St. Johns Riverkeeper. The St. Johns Riverkeeper is an organization that works to be the voice of the St. Johns River and the communities that live and work in the watershed. The organization provides educational classes and materials, advocates for… Read moreBeyond the Trail: A River Runs Through February Event with the St. Johns Riverkeeper

Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It Wrap Up

This year, student project leader Katie Vearil led the fourth series of “Beyond the Trail.” After participating in the St. Johns River Experience at UNF, she was inspired to educate others on the historical, scientific, and economic significance of the river.  This inspired her to create, “Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It.” The first event of the series… Read moreBeyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It Wrap Up

Beyond The Trail: A River Runs Through It January 2019 Event

A group of college students and community members sitting in a park.

The January 2019 event in the Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It took place at Friendship Fountain with UNF professor Dr. Charles Closmann. In the early days of settlement in Jacksonville, the St. Johns River played a major role in trade. Goods such as lumber were shipped down the river. Eventually railroads developed alongside the river to make Jacksonville… Read moreBeyond The Trail: A River Runs Through It January 2019 Event

Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It November 2018 Event at Julington- Durbin Preserve

Group photo

The third event in Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It took place in November with the St. Johns River Water Management District. The featured speaker for the event was Jennifer Mitchell, the public communications coordinator of the SJRWMD. The event took place at Julington-Durbin Preserve. The preserve is a quiet getaway filled with diverse ecosystems nestled between suburbs and… Read moreBeyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It November 2018 Event at Julington- Durbin Preserve

Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It – Event 2 with Groundwork Jacksonville

The second event Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It took place in October with Groundwork Jacksonville. The featured speaker was Kay Ehas, the CEO of Groundwork Jacksonville. Groundwork Jacksonville is a local non-profit that focuses its efforts in the historic Springfield area and the Eastside neighborhood towards restoring Hogans and McCoys creeks and creating parks and trails in… Read moreBeyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It – Event 2 with Groundwork Jacksonville

Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It Event One at Theodore Roosevelt Area

Group photo

This year, student project leader Katie Vearil took over the fourth series of “Beyond the Trail.” After participating in the St. Johns River Experience at UNF, she was inspired to educate others on the historical, scientific, and economic significance of the river.  This inspiration led her to create “Beyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It.” The first event of… Read moreBeyond the Trail: A River Runs Through It Event One at Theodore Roosevelt Area

2018 St. Johns River Experience

Students paddling

The St. Johns River Experience is a unique undergraduate course that explores the history and ecology of the St. Johns River. The course combines classroom lectures, lab work and field experiences to create a transformational experience that students will remember for a lifetime. Guest Speakers Guest speakers are an important component of the St. Johns River Experience, providing valuable expertise… Read more2018 St. Johns River Experience