Securing water resources the focus of Stetson’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, presented “Natural Solutions for our Water Security” on March 21 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Nick Davidson spoke… » Read more


Saving hundreds of acres in the Western Everglades was the topic of Oct. 30 biodiversity lecture

Conserving wetlands and endangered wood stork habitat in the Western Everglades was the topic of Stetson University College of Law’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Oct. 30. The lecture by Jan Goldman-Carter, National Wildlife Federation wetlands and water resources counsel, was the last in the series this semester at Stetson Law in Gulfport. Jan Goldman-Carter discussed a conservation effort to save critical wood… » Read more


Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition” on Oct. 9

On Oct. 9 at 12 p.m., Stetson Law’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented a discussion with Carlton Ward Jr. about the discovery and implications of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Ward Jr. is a conservation photographer and founder of the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture. Carlton Ward Jr. & Joe Guthrie, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. Photo courtesy Carlton Ward Jr., CarltonWard.com Ward… » Read more


Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson presented Craig Pittman on “The Scent of Scandal”

The Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson presented Craig Pittman on “The Scent of Scandal: How an International Treaty Led to Armed Federal Officers Raiding a Greenhouse for Contraband Flowers” on Sept. 6. Craig Pittman presented on “The Scent of Scandal” at Stetson Law. Pittman, Tampa Bay Times reporter and author of books including The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the… » Read more


Students learn about natural gas development and hydrofracking at biodiversity lecture

Stetson Law students learned more about the impacts of hydrofracking during a Feb. 16 presentation about “Natural Gas Development and Hydrofracking: Environmental Risks and Legal Responses.” The fracking or hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping millions of gallons of water, sand, and toxic chemicals hundreds of feet underground to break up rock and release tiny pockets of gas or oil. The extracted gas or oil is… » Read more


Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series begins with a discussion about protecting the coastal environment

On Thursday afternoon in Gulfport, Gary Lytton, the director of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Fla., talked with Stetson Law students in the Great Hall about the struggle to protect the coastal environment and one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries. Lytton discussed the tug-of-war between coastal development and environmental preservation. “It really is like managing a balancing act,” Lytton… » Read more


Irish Team Wins International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson



Environmental Awareness

Stetson University students and faculty take environmental responsibility seriously, and it shows.