2023 SFFGS Gator Nation Giving Day


Get ready to stand up and holler for the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences! This year’s Gator Nation Giving Day will be on February 16.

The School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences is highlighting three initiatives this year: The Gibson Endowment for Geomatics, the Tyler “Tyce” Hall Memorial Endowment, and Florida Project Learning Tree. In addition, donations can be made to a general school-wide or departmental fund.

Learn more about the funds and how you can contribute below. Click here to learn more about Gator Nation Giving Day!



The Gibson Endowment for Geomatics

Dr. David Gibson was the founding director of the Geomatics program at the University of Florida. A faculty member for 40 years, he taught until 2014, six years after his formal retirement. To honor Dr. Gibson’s legacy, former students and friends established this endowment in his memory to support the Geomatics Program he loved.

This endowment supports students and faculty in the Geomatics Program of the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences (SFFGS) as determined by the Director of SFFGS; including but not limited to scholarships, fellowships, and equipment upgrades.

Geomatics alumni Pam and Russell Hyatt of Hyatt Survey will match all gifts to the Gibson Endowment up to $3,000.

Click here to donate to the Gibson Endowment for Geomatics.

Tyler “Tyce” Hall Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Tyler “Tyce” Hall fulfilled his lifelong dream of attending the University of Florida and majored in Forest Resources and Conservation until his unexpected passing in 2020. He was an avid Gator fan and never missed a home game in “The Swamp”. Tyler loved nature and was considered an old soul who never met a stranger.

Your gift, in Tyler’s memory, will fund and support scholarships for Forestry students in their Junior or Senior year. The Tyler “Tyce” Hall Endowed Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to four students since the Spring of 2021.

Click here to donate to the Tyler “Tyce” Hall Memorial Endowment Scholarship.


Florida Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree uses the environment to engage children in learning – both outside and indoors. This award-winning environmental education program is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool to grade 12. PLT is a national program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), and in Florida is an Extension program of the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences.

Your gift supports training and resources for teachers to share the wonders of the outdoors with Florida’s kids. Funds directly support educator training sessions and teacher resources. Every $25 sponsors a teacher’s curriculum guide; $50 provides a teacher with both curriculum and supplementary activity kits.

The Langdale Company is proud to support Project Learning Tree and is matching each gift up to $2,000 total.

Click here to donate to Florida Project Learning Tree!


Looking to give directly to the general SFFGS fund or a specific department? Click here to visit a page with links to those funds! Let’s continue to show the world what Gators can do when we pull together to support all of the good that comes from our far-reaching and life-changing work.



Posted: January 31, 2023

Category: EVENTS

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