Consequences of aquifer pumping

A panel of Florida water experts agreed that the threatened condition of waterways is among the most important issues facing Florida, as they gathered to discuss possible consequences and solutions to this issue. The PIE Center partnered with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service to host a forum. The economics of allocating water, possible remedies and policy proposals were among the topics discussed.

Policy Extension Program

Need information about water policies in a pinch? A new program from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education helps people access and decipher complicated policy information in the palm of your hand. The PIE Center’s Policy Extension Program, a mobile-friendly website found at, features several tools that help residents understand Florida water policies and provide thoughtful questions that can encourage conversations about water.

What does the public think about endangered & invasive species?

Florida is home to an amazing array of plants, animals and the habitats in which they live and thrive. The PIE Center's newest public opinion survey shows that residents don't feel informed but are passionate about endangered and invasive species.

Biotechnology Literacy & Communication Day

PIE Center research took the stage on May 11 as part of a daylong workshop focusing on communicating about biotechnology, or the science behind genetically modified food. Florida Agricultural Biotechnology Literacy and Communication Day brought together experts in biotechnology and communications to discuss how to connect with audiences that largely do not trust the science.

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January 21 – The Florida Wildlife Corridor Project

The Florida Wildlife Corridor project combines conservation science with compelling imagery and rich storytelling to heighten the visibility of the Florida Wildlife Corridor and inspire its protection. Through education and citizen engagement, the Florida Wildlife Corridor...
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