This website is a learning tool developed by the Florida Springs Institute. Its main purpose is to educate Florida residents and tourists about two of our state's most precious natural resources, the Floridan Aquifer and Florida's artesian springs.
the Florida Springs Institute
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is a science and education based non-profit organization. Our organization’s mission is to document and protect Florida’s springs so they endure into the future.
Springs 101 GUIDE
Springs 101 is a beginners guide to understanding Florida springs. Learn about the Floridan Aquifer, how springs are formed, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them, our ancient ancestors who called them home, and what’s needed to protect springs for current and future generations.
Why do we need to protect Florida springs? Where are we with springs protection? Who is in charge of managing the health of Florida’s springs? And what can you do to protect them? Dive deeper and learn about the threats our springs face and what can be done to protect them!
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is a science and education based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our goal is to document Florida’s springs and educate the public about the threats that face them in hopes to ensure that future generations of wildlife and humans can enjoy springs.
The mission of the Florida Springs Institute is to provide a focal point for improving the understanding of springs ecology and to foster the development of science-based education and management actions needed to restore and protect springs throughout Florida.