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FRE Student’s Research on Economic Impact of Florida’s Waterways

Fei He and a county extension agent discussing Fei’s fact sheets

In 2018, FRE Ph.D. student, Fei He was awarded a Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) Grant to support her project, “Water resources and human society: educating Floridians about the value of water resources”. Since then, Fei has been hard at work researching the economic benefits of Florida’s waterways.

With this grant, she has created 5 fact sheets that have been distributed in all counties in Florida through the IFAS extension offices. The fact sheets give a visual representation of the economic impact of Florida’s waters, with the goal of making audiences aware of how necessary it is that we protect our natural resources.

I encourage you to check out the Florida Museum’s full blog article about Fei and her project. You can find the article and Fei’s fact sheets here.

Fei’s fact sheet on the economic impact of Florida’s outdoor recreation

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