E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!
The Latest News, Events and More from the Office of Sustainability
May 15, 2019
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW Volunteer Opportunity:
In Gainesville this summer and interested in volunteering? Sign up to help with recycling and waste reduction efforts at UF! Volunteers will be helping to answer questions and direct visitors at the recently launched #GatorsBEATWaste Station in the Reitz Union, UF’s first consumer-facing compost station. Please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/CRXtCFGAaKbUDZPo7
Florida Museum, First Magnitude beer launch May 17 supports butterfly conservation
May 17, 2019 | 5-8pm | First Magnitude Brewing Company
The Florida Museum of Natural History and First Magnitude Brewing Co. will release a specialty beer called “Frosted Elfin New England-Style Pale Ale” May 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. to support butterfly conservation. The new beer highlights the rare Frosted Elfin butterfly. The admission price of $10 includes $1 off all beers; $15 includes a signature glass and $1 off all beers. Other merchandise will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will directly support imperiled butterfly recovery efforts in Florida. For more information visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/frosted-elfin or call 352-273-2022.
Florida Museum to open new crocodile exhibit May 18
May 18, 2019 | 10am – 2pm | Florida Museum of Natural History
The Florida Museum of Natural History opens its newest featured exhibit, “CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” May 18 with special activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can see live reptiles, test their strength against a crocodile’s bite, learn how they hunt using soundwaves and learn about Gomek, the largest crocodile exhibited in North America. While the event activities are free, there is an entrance fee for the exhibit, which is $8 for adults, $7 for Florida residents and $5.50 for ages 3-17. Museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/crocs or call 352-846-2000.
Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. The bird walk takes place at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which is located on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street/US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. Those interested will meet at the covered shelter by the parking lot. Bird walks will continue every Wednesday from September – May, at 8:30 a.m. Birding Field Trips will be led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society. Walks are free, but park admission is $5/car, $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses). For more information on the Alachua Audubon Society, please visit http://www.alachuaaudubon.org/
Open House at Lubee Bat Conservancy
May 18, 2019 | 11am-3pm | Lubee Bat Conservancy