Events Calendar

 Upcoming Events:

June 24, 2024: 5 pm - 7 pm KPB boaters event at Caddy's at Johns Pass 

June 29, 2024: 12 pm - 5pm Tabling at Sans Market

July 4, 2024: 6am - 11am Pier Run

July 14, 2024: 12pm - 4pm Indie Market 

July 22, 2024: Keep Pinellas Beautiful at Dunedin Library 9:30 am - 11 am 

Sept. 28, 2024: West St. Pete Community Picnic at Azalea Park

Oct. 10, 2024: Boyd Hill Natural History Speaker Series

Previous Events:

June 15, 2024: 9am - 12 pm KPB Gandy Beach Cleanup

June 15, 2024: 5pm - 9pm Gulfport Indie Faire

June 8, 2024: 12pm- 4pm Water Warrior Alliance St. Pete Ocean Sweep

June 8, 2024: 10 am - 2 pm KPB World Oceans Day event at Rumfish Beach

June 7, 2024: 5pm - 9pm Gulfport First Friday Art Walk 

May 30, 2024: KPB boaters event at Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center, 9 am - 11 am

May 12, 2024: Punk Rock Market, 12 pm - 6 pm

May 4th, 2024: Campus Cleanup, 11am - 2pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront 

May 4th, 2024: Campus Cleanup, 6:45 am - 2 pm: Florida Road Races half marathon

May 4th, 2024: Tampa Bay Chalk Festival, 8 am - 4 pm

April 27th-28th, 2024: Green Thumb Festival, 9am-4pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

April 27, 2024: FMSEA Conference

April 20th, 2024: Campus Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront

April 17, 2024: Eckerd College Used Once Lasts Forever Art Show at CVA, Eckerd College

April 7, 2024: Indie Flee Market 11 am - 4 pm 

Mar. 9th 2024: Campus Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront

Mar. 3rd, 2024: Indie Market 11am - 4pm

Feb. 19th-21st, 2024: Gulf of Mexico Convention (GOMCON), at the Tampa Convention Center

Feb. 10th, 2024: Campus Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront

Feb. 3rd, 2024: Raptor Fest, 10am-4pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Jan. 18th-21st, 2024: St. Petersburg Sail and Power Festival, at Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin

Jan. 6th-7th, 2024: St. Pete Beach Corey Area Street Festival, 10am-5pm, at 350 Corey Ave, St. Pete Beach

Dec. 17, 2023: Sans Market Holiday Cleanup

Dec. 9th, 2023: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium 

Dec. 9th, 2023: Campus Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront 

Nov. 30, 2023: Waste Free Winter Fest, 7 pm-9pm, Eckerd College Pub

Nov. 25th-26th, 2023: Boyd Hill Sustainability Pop-Up, 8:30am-1:30pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Nov. 12, 2023: St. Petersburg Run Fest, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Nov. 11, 2023: St. Petersburg Run Fest, 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Nov. 11th, 2023: Campus Cleanup, 11 am-2 pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront

Nov. 10, 2023: St. Petersburg Run Fest, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nov. 6th, 2023: Eckerd College Admissions Open House, 7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Nov. 6th, 2023: Eckerd College DIY Alternatives Event, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Oct. 29, 2023: Florida Road Races tabling, 6:45 am - 12:00 pm

Oct. 14th, 2023: Boyd Hill DIY Event, 10 am-3 pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 

Oct. 8th, 2023: Fall Festival, 10:30 am-7:30 pm, at St. Petersburg Pier

Oct. 7th, 2023: Campus Cleanup, 11 am-2 pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront

Oct. 7th, 2023: Fall Festival, 10:30 am-7:30 pm, at St. Petersburg Pier

Sept. 23rd, 2023: Remora Tabling, West St. Pete CommUNITY Picnic, 5pm-8pm, at Azalea Park

Sept. 16th, 2023: Gandy Cleanup, 9am-12pm, South Gandy Beach

Sept. 16th, 2023: Campus Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at Eckerd College WaterfrontSept. 10th, 2023: Boyd Hill Sustainability Pop-Up, 8:30am-1:30pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Sept. 9th, 2023: Mirror Lake Cleanup, 9am-12pm at Mirror Lake. 

Sept. 9th, 2023: Boyd Hill Sustainability Pop-Up, 8:30am-1:30pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Sept. 5th, 2023: Bull's Market, 10am-11:30am, at USF St. Pete Harborwalk

Aug. 19th, 2023: Remora Tabling, Tampa Bay Watch Great Bay Scallop Search event, 9am-12pm at Fort De Soto Boat Ramp

Aug. 26th, 2023: Campus Cleanup, 2pm-4:30pm, at Eckerd College Waterfront

Aug. 27th, 2023: Campus Scavenger Hunt, 1pm-4pm, at Eckerd College

Aug. 12th, 2023: Remora Tabling, Trash 2 Treasure at Eckerd College

Aug. 12th, 2023: Remora Tabling, Tradewinds Cleanup, 8am-10am with Keep pinellas Beautiful

Aug. 11th, 2023: Remora Tabling, Trash 2 Treasure at Eckerd College

July 15th, 2023: Remora Tabling, 11am-12pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

July 15th, 2023: Remora Tabling and Gandy Beach Cleanup, 9am-12pm, with Keep Pinellas Beautiful

July 15th, 2023: Remora Tabling at the Ghost Trap Rodeo Cleanup, 8:30am-1:00pm at Fort Desoto Boat Ramp

July 1st, 2023: Remora Tabling, 10:30am-1pm, at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

June 27-29th, 2023: Gulf of Mexico Alliance All-Hands Meeting, Austin, Texas

May 17th, 2023: Remora Community Launch, 7pm-9pm, at 3 Daughters Brewery

May 6th, 2023: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

April 29th, 2023: FMSEA Conference: Riding the Waves of Interdisciplinary Education, New Symrya Beach, FL

April 28th, 2023: Remora Campus Launch, 12:30pm-2:30pm, at the Eckerd College Pub

April 22nd, 2023 (Earth Day): Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

March 11th, 2023: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

February 11th, 2023: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

December 10th, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

November 19th, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

October 29th, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

October 23rd, 2022: Education and Outreach Tabling, 12pm-2pm, at Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center at the St. Petersburg Pier

October 22nd, 2022: Tampa Bay Ocean Sweep Trash Collection Tournament, 9am-12pm, at Bartlett Park

October 7th, 2022: Eckerd Break Free From Plastic Commitment Reaffirmation

September 23rd, 2022: Eckerd St. Petersburg Day of Service Cleanup, 8:30am-12:30pm, at Clam Bayou

September 23rd, 2022: Eckerd St. Petersburg Day of Service Cleanup, 8:30am-12:30pm, at Gandy Beach

September 23rd, 2022: Eckerd St. Petersburg Day of Service Cleanup, 8:30am-12:30pm, at Sunshine Skyway Bridge 

September 17th, 2022 (International Coastal Cleanup Day): Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am- 2pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

September 17th 2022 (National Estuaries Week Kick-off Event): Keep Pinellas Beautiful Cleanup and Planting, 9am-12pm, at Bartlett Park

September 17th 2022 (International Coastal Cleanup Day): Tampa Bay Watch Cleanup, 9am-12pm, at Shell Key 

September 17th 2022 (International Coastal Cleanup Day): Tampa Bay Watch Cleanup, 9am-12pm, at Little Bayou 

September 17th 2022 (International Coastal Cleanup Day): Tampa Bay Watch Cleanup, 9am-12pm, at Skyway Bridge

August 30th, 2022: Office of Sustainability's Sunset Session 

August 28th, 2022: Eco Scavenger Hunt, 1pm-4pm, on Eckerd College's campus

August 27th, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 2pm-4:30pm, at the Eckerd College Waterfront

August 18th, 2022: Keep Pinellas Beautiful Cleanup, 9am-12pm, at Clam Bayou

August 12th, 2022: Education and Outreach Tabling, 1pm-3pm, at Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center at the St. Petersburg Pier

August 8th, 2022: Education and Outreach Tabling, 11am-1pm, at Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center at the St. Petersburg Pier

August 6th, 2022: Keep Pinellas Beautiful Community Cleanup, 8:30am-10:30am, at Gandy Beach

April 23, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at the Waterfront

March 12, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at the Waterfront

February 12, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at the Waterfront

January 22, 2022: Eckerd Beach Cleanup, 11am-2pm, at the Waterfront

December 4th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 10am-1pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 10:00am at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

November 13th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 10am-1pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 10:00am at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

November 10, 2021: DIY Reusables Event

The DIY reusables event will be held under Galbraith with the Reduce Single Use team. We will be tie dying masks in an effort to eliminate the use of discardable, single use masks and go along with the Eckerd style! Additionally, we will be making t shirt bags (bring your own t shirt) to encourage reusing old materials instead of increasing waste by buying new bags. The beeswax wraps station will teach students how to make beeswax wraps that can be used in place of plastic wrap or bags that is often discarded after a single use as waste. Our goal is to educate students how to reuse their materials they have and eliminate their single use plastic waste by creating their own reusable items! 

October 24th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 1-4 pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 1:00pm at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

September 25th, 2021: Eckerd Sophomore Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 10am-1pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 10:00am at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

May 8th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 1-4pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 1:00pm at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

April 25th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 10:30 - 12:00 pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 10:30am at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

April 10th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 1-4pm at the Eckerd College waterfront.There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 1:00pm at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

March 28th, 2021: Eckerd Beach Cleanup with Scubi Jew

This beach cleanup is in collaboration with Scubi Jew and will take place from 10:30 - 12:00 at the Eckerd College waterfront parking lot.There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 10:30am at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

February 29th, 2020: Eckerd Beach Cleanup

This beach cleanup will take place from 1-4pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Participation in 3 beach cleanups will earn you 10 RSL hours. Meet at 1:00pm at the Eckerd College Waterfront. 

February 24th, 2020: Kennedy Bucci CPS Event

Kennedy Bucci is a graduate student at the University of Toronto who is researching the effects of microplastics on freshwater fish. As plastic pollution becomes a global crisis, being found in every habitat on Earth, Bucci is delving into understanding the complexities of microplastics in the environment and how to mitigate plastic pollution. She is coming to Eckerd to discuss her research and lab experiments that have helped her understand the impacts of microplastics on aquatic environments. 7:00pm, Sheen Auditorium

February 17th, 2020: Plastic Free Pledge Q&A Session 

The Office of Sustainability and The ECOS Environmental Responsibility Committee will be having a Q&A session on the new plastic reduction pledge that was signed by President Eastman last semester. This session will be held on Monday February 17, at 3:00PM in ES 100 (The ES Auditorium). 

November 23rd, 2019: DIY Event at Westminster Suncoast

The Reduce Single-Use team is going out into the local St. Petersburg community and hosting a DIY reusable alternatives event at Westminster Suncoast. 

November 13, 2019: Used Once, Lasts Forever Art Show

Used Once, Lasts Forever Art Show will be hosted from 5:00 - 8:00pm in the James Center. Contact us for more details about how to submit your plastic artwork! We look forward to seeing your submissions and creativity. 

October 21st, 2019: Reduce Single-Use DIY CPS Event

The Reduce Single-Use team and the Environmental Responsibility Committee encourages the Eckerd community to choose to reuse. At this event, participants will create and personalize their own reusable alternatives to single-use plastic items that can be incorporated in daily campus life. Come join us to make beeswax food wrappers, t-shirt bags, toothpaste and more. We will also raffle off additional environmentally friendly items. Discussions at each table will highlight the need for these alternatives and how individual actions can make a difference.Over the past year, Eckerd’s Reduce Single-Use project (funded by NOAA Marine Debris Program) has been recording plastic consumption behavior on campus. Results to-date will be shared. Come see how we are doing! 

September 21st, 2019: Eckerd Beach Cleanup

This beach cleanup will take place from 1-4pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Email us at reducesingleuse@eckerd.edu for more information.

September 11th, 2019: Panel Discussion at Eckerd

From 5:00-6:30pm, we welcome you to attend the panel discussion and film viewing hosted by the Environmental Responsibility Committee.

September, 2019: Art Show Applications Open

Time to submit your artwork for our Used Once, Lasts Forever CPS Art Show! We will be posting more details closer to the event!

August 13th, 2019: Sustainability Workshop

We encourage you to participate in the Sustainability Workshop on August 13th at Eckerd College in Miller Auditorium. More details to come!

April 18th, 2019: 7:00 - 8:30 CPS Event Fox Hall

Come join the Reduce Single-Use team at our first CPS event being held on April 18th in Fox Hall! You will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win FREE reusables from sustainable companies, make your own alternatives to every-day items (DIY toothpaste, cleaner, t-shirt bags, and more!), and eat tasty food created to reduce the demand for single-use snacks. Gain CPS credit at this fun, interactive event and walk away with knowledge, reusables, and a smile!

October 19th, 2018: Survey Winners Table & Pledge 

Join us outside of Triton's Pub from 10am - 2pm to take a plastic reduction pledge and claim your prize if you are one of the lucky survey winners. 

October 27th, 2018: Eckerd Beach Cleanup

This beach cleanup will take place from 1-4pm at the Eckerd College waterfront. There will be three groups: water, coastal, and land. The water groups will use kayaks to remove debris from the waterfront, while the coastal and land groups will remove litter from the mangroves and popular campus areas. Email us at reducesingleuse@eckerd.edu for more information. 

October 18th, 2018: Dr. Kara Lavender Law 

Join us on Thursday for an evening with marine plastic debris expert, Dr. Kara Lavender Law, from 7pm-9pm in ES 100 for a discussion of recent field discoveries, questions currently unanswered, and what you can do the reduce the plastic problem.