Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center
Stetson University is leading statewide efforts to address environmental concerns. Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience focuses on cross-disciplinary, collaborative solutions to tackling complex environmental issues.
The new Stetson Aquatic Center is an iconic facility located on 10 acres at Lake Beresford that houses the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience as well as the University's rowing teams.
The Institute delivers public programs, conducts research along the St. Johns River and convenes stakeholders to consider policies and practices that affect our water resources.
The Field Station features a laboratory, floating and outdoor classrooms, GIS conference room, offices and event space that will allow the Institute to deliver public programs, conduct research, and convene stakeholders to consider policies and practices that affect our water resources.
Built primarily with a generous gift from Sandra Stetson, the great-granddaughter of the university's namesake, John B. Stetson, the facility houses the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER) Field Station and the University's rowing teams.
The Stetson Aquatic Center is also the recipient of a grant from Volusia County through its ECHO program. The grant will assist Stetson in developing the Bartram Gardens, boardwalk, outdoor classroom, public restroom, and canoe/kayak launch. It will also enhance public access and provide a park-like setting to be enjoyed by the community as well as the Bartram Gardens and trail, a botanical garden highlighting native Florida plants with interpretive panels commemorating the work of naturalist William Bartram.
Field Station: 386-822-7980
Stetson Rowing: 386-822-8157