This is an excerpt from a story in the Central Florida Future asking for summer volunteers, read entire piece here. Whether you’re interested in restoring nature trails or enhancing your gardening skills, the UCF Arboretum wants you to be its newest volunteer. Officials at the 82-acre on-campus nature preserve are searching for a team of […]
Scientist-turned-filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson, is a fan of Al Gore’s global warming movie, but asks, “Where are all the scientists?” He sets out to make his own documentary about global warming featuring scientists, but the only backers he can find are a fabulously flaky couple who top their list of people they want him to interview with Tom Cruise (not […]
The Winter Park Garden Club is giving away two $1,000 scholarships to UCF students. One will be awarded during the fall semester and one during the spring semester. Criteria Must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA Must be a resident of the State of Florida Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FASFA Must be […]
For students interested in giving back to the environment or learning more about the region’s natural ecosystems, the UCF Arboretum is offering several volunteer opportunities the semester. Established in 1983, the 72-acre Arboretum is home to a variety of plant and animal life. “Volunteers can meet new people, achieve their New Year’s resolution to be […]
As part of UCF’s 50th Anniversary, the College of Sciences is collecting donated items for the Knights Helping Knights Pantry. To date, COS has collected 1,215.52 pounds of donated items! If you would like to donate items, drop them off in the Dean’s Office or any COS departmental office. Learn more about our ongoing and future events […]
If you think UCF doesn’t have enough fresh greens, you haven’t been to the arboretum yet. Here’s a short guide to some of the organic plants that grow there and what they can do for you. The Arboretum at UCF partners with Landscape & Natural Resources to bring a sustainable outdoor environment to the campus. The […]
The University of Central Florida Arboretum is hosting activities with a focus on fresh, sustainably grown food that will culminate with a Harvest Feast on Friday, Nov. 30. Participants are invited to select a type of produce from the Arboretum’s community garden and prepare a dish using the ingredient for the potluck feast, which will […]
The 4th annual UCF Book Festival/Orlando will be held at the UCF Arena on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The mission of the UCF Book Festival/Orlando is to encourage the appreciation of diverse and quality literature in addition to fostering and sustaining a love of reading. Annually, the festival draws thousands of readers of all ages […]
Join UCF Arboretum expert staff on Friday October 14th at 12pm as they walk participants through the foundations of bio-intensive gardening. Attendees will get their hands dirty in the community garden and learn how to grown their own food in the most sustainable way possible! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited. For more information […]
Students and parents fought the rain and teamed up with UCF Saturday in an effort to go green during the fifth annual College of Sciences open house. The College of Sciences hosted the event where students had the opportunity to better the environment by planting mangrove plants and building oyster mats that will later be […]
The UCF Arboretum in partnership with the Dr. Fiore Psychology lab will continue their workshop series Behavior & The Environment, with a focus on waste. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join them today at 12:00pm for an educational power-point and a stimulating discussion about waste in our society. Beverages will […]
To learn more about the program, please visit the UCF Arboretum’s website by clicking here.
Note: The Adopt-A-Plot program is complete and is no longer accepting applications. The Arboretum is happy to announce an Adopt-a-Plot program beginning Fall 2012. Students and community members will have the opportunity to adopt their very own plot to grow herbs and veggies at the Arboretum! The general requirements are described below. Are you an experienced […]
The UCF Arboretum will be closing applications this Friday the 17th for the paid Research and Mentoring Program position. If you MEET all the QUALIFICATIONS and are interested, please send your resume and a letter of interest to email@example.com. Information and qualifications are as follows: The UCF Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) in coordination with […]
Individuals with a graduate degree earn about 30% more annually than individuals with a baccalaureate degree alone, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau study. If you are interested in graduate school, clear your schedule now for Wednesday, September 12, when the University of Central Florida will host its annual Grad Fair. It will be […]
The UCF Arboretum is looking for volunteers this summer. The staff asks that students, faculty, staff and friends of UCF that are interested in volunteering show up punctually to their office for any of the volunteer shifts which are as follows: Mon. 8am Landscaping & Community Garden Tues. 8am Landscaping & Community Garden Wed. 8am […]
The UCF Arboretum was recently featured on a popular travel blog, Magical Mouse Plans, as a top place for tourists to visit when coming to Orlando, Florida. The arboretum was chosen because of its “more than 600 plant species on an 80-acre property” and its self-guided tour that allows visitors to view the native plant […]
The University of Central Florida Arboretum will hold a Summer Harvest Feast for students and community members June 7-8. Participants are invited to select a type of produce from the Arboretum’s community garden and prepare a dish using the ingredient for a potluck feast. Produce options include basil, eggplant, garlic, carrots, greens, cherry tomatoes, okra, […]
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities this summer? If so, the UCF Arboretum needs you. Find out more information from the flyer below and from their site here.
The Orlando Sentinel visited the UCF Arboretum and shot several great photos of nature on our campus. Check out all of the photos here.
The UCF Arboretum is supporting and partnering with the College Democrats and the Honors Congress to plant 100 trees on campus March 14th. This planting is not open to the public, as the students in the College Dems and the Honors College will be providing all the labor. We graciously welcome media and donations in the […]
Are you looking to learn more about the UCF campus? Or maybe you just want to see some pretty plants. Either way, UCF has an event for you. The UCF Arboretum and Campus Landscapes Tour will run on Wednesday Jan. 25th from 1pm-3pm. The tour is free and open to the public. This guided tour […]