There are many opportunities for Stetson University students to participate in environmental stewardship on campus. Here are some student organizations dedicated to sustainability. Below are brief descriptions of these clubs and relevant contact information.
The Stetson Environmental Club is a community outreach organization that is involved in a wide variety of environmental projects. We work at the Sandhill Ecosystem, Gillespie Museum, Spring Hill Community Garden, De Leon Springs, Flagler Beach and soon to be a few more state parks. We also host three environmental based cultural credits each semester to raise awareness among the students of individual choices for more sustainable lifestyles.
Contact Information: Jenna Palmisano at firstname.lastname@example.org
The members of this club meet weekly to maintain an organic garden on campus (behind the RELC) to grow a multitude of fruits and vegetables along with flowers and succulents. This garden is a student-led, community-oriented initiative to promote the education and awareness of sustainable practices in agriculture and local food systems.
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Food Recovery Network
We have a chapter of the Food Recovery Network to Stetson's campus! The Food Recovery Network focuses on donating completely edible food left over from Stetson Dining, that would normally go to waste, to those in need in the community. This project is a great way to get involved on campus and give back to your community!
Contact Information: Makayla Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stetson Outdoor Adventure Recreation offers a variety of adventure trips ranging from kayaking and hiking to indoor rock climbing, whitewater rafting and more!
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We encourage and assist our members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing while bringing in surf culture to the university.
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Stetson Organization for Native American Revitalization (SONAR) aims to empower and nurture Native American Students at Stetson. SONAR functions to further conversations around social and environmental justice issues that impact Native American communities; promote celebration of Native American traditions, cultures, experiences and history. A major focus of ours is drawing out the connection between protecting Native peoples and the environment. In order to protect the environment, we must listen to the knowledge of those who have shaped the landscapes in which we live.
Ocean Conservation and Ecology of Animals is a student group that looks to increase awareness of marine animal protection and ocean conservation through meetings, fundraising activities and events. OCEAN focuses on three core values: Education, Conservation and Community Outreach, or ECCO.
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Hatters Down Under
Hatters Down Unders (HDU) is a new club sport joining the hatter community that combines scuba and snorkeling into one! We are looking for new members; no experience necessary!
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Stetson Beekeeping, started by two students in 2014, serves to educate the Stetson and DeLand communities about beekeeping practices and the importance of pollinators. Beekeepers can expect to participate in semesterly honey harvests, utilize the beeswax for projects like candles or chapstick and participate in environmental education campaigns. One of the many benefits of joining Stetson Beekeeping includes taking home jars of freshly harvested, organic honey.