Springs Academy: The Past, Present, and Future of Springs

Come out to the North Florida Springs Environmental Center for an hour-long class in Florida’s water resources and springs with Florida Springs Institute Executive Director, Dr. Robert Knight. During this class, Dr. Knight will be presenting an in-depth overview of springs history, science, and conservation.

This course takes place on the first Tuesday of every month from October through March. Those who attend all six classes will receive a complimentary certificate of completion! Each class, students also get a chance to sit down for lunch with Dr. Knight and Florida Springs Institute staff to ask questions and find out more about how they can get involved in protecting these important natural resources.

Registration for each class is not required. However, there is a $5 suggested donation for each class.

Never been to a Springs Academy class before and want to catch up? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to watch past Springs Academy classes.


Oct 01 2019


Donations Welcomed
North Florida Springs Environmental Center


North Florida Springs Environmental Center
23695 U.S. 27, High Springs, FL, USA
Florida Springs Institute


Florida Springs Institute
(386) 454-9369
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The Wacissa Spring Group lies at the northern end of the Aucilla Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson
County and forms the headwaters of the Wacissa River. Over twenty springs form a cluster that runs
along the river. A public boat ramp allows for easy access to the core of the spring cluster. This dense
core contains Log, Thomas, Wacissa #1-4, and Acuilla springs, which together form a large bowl of fast-
flowing water. Along the run, large patches of Coontail compete with beds of Hydrilla beneath the clear
water. The combined magnitude and isolation of the Wacissa springs make the location one of the most
pristine in the state, earning the system a spot on the list of OFSs despite none of the individual springs
flowing at the first magnitude.