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UNF Environmental Center
The University of North Florida Environmental Center and the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida will present the official debut of “Exploring Northeast Florida’s Special Places.” This free film screening event will take place 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Intuition Ale Works, 929 East Bay St., downtown Jacksonville, with parking available in Lot K on Bay Street.
This documentary series highlights the amenities, history and natural beauty found in the city, state and national parks of Duval County and was produced by Sean Lahav, a project leader in the UNF Environmental Leadership Program.
The event will feature episode screenings accompanied by live music from American folk band the Whetherman, a silent auction, community forum and networking. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance online or at the door. For further information, contact Maria Mark, coordinator of the UNF Environmental Center, at (904) 620-5806.
The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida pursues legal means to protect and preserve public lands and waters, as well as supporting the education of political leaders, government officials and citizens. For more information about the Public Trust, contact John November, executive director, at (904) 247-1972.
The UNF Environmental Center fosters programs for students, faculty and staff to pursue environmental activities through academics, research and extracurricular activities. Grooming the next generation of environmental leaders, the Environmental Leadership Program is open to UNF undergraduate students who have a passion for the environment and a desire to lead community projects that address environmental needs/issues.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.