Bringing science and issues to the public, visitors to the Marine Science Research Institute learn about local science and nature through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and exhibits staffed by students, scientists, and advocates from Jacksonville University, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the St. Johns River Keeper.
Take a peek at a few microscopic animals and plants from the St. Johns River, as well as plankton sampling at Science on the St. Johns.
Microfibers from the Ortega River and microbeads from a body scrub are viewed up close under a microscope at Science on the St. Johns. Learn about microplastics as well as efforts by the St. Johns Riverkeeper as a partner in a larger microplastics awareness project.
Join Fish and Wildlife scientists as they obtain fisheries data on small and juvenile fish in the St. Johns River, as well as teach visitors about local marine animals in the touch tank at Science on the St. Johns event.
View an algal bloom under the microscope, see how liver toxins from a local bloom are identified in a Jacksonville University research lab, and learn about a St. Johns River Keeper citizen science project that were all on display at Science on the St. Johns.
St. Johns Riverkeeper Algal Bloom Sampling Team
State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin
Understanding Algal Blooms (St. Johns River Water Management District)
Blue-green Algae (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)
Oysters and water from Sisters Creek are analyzed for Vibrio bacteria using microbiology and mass spectrometry at Jacksonville University. Learn about these efforts that were on display at Science on the St. Johns.