Econfina River Field Research Fund
In a first of its kind, the UCF Coastal Center has partnered with the Econfina River State Park in Taylor County, Florida. This unique partnership between UCF Coastal and a State park will allow our researchers and graduate students access to the Big Bend coast of Florida. This is the marshy coast on the east side of Apalachee Bay. The park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes, including the Econfina River that meanders through pine flatwoods and oak-palm forests, to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands before it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Expanding our field research and teaching capabilities is a priority for our Center and this region gives us access to an amazing pristine part of old Florida with research potential in disciplines as diverse as archaeology, coastal engineering, biology and ecotourism.
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