Eckerd College

Eckerd College inspires and empowers individuals to improve the world through mastery of self and a lifetime of learning. Our students are guided on a four-year journey of discovery, with small classes, professor-mentors and a commitment to community service.

Eckerd is an innovative liberal arts and sciences community where students are well-taught and well-loved. 

Our campus is a living, breathing classroom that teaches and inspires us every day. It’s only natural for us to nurture and protect it through conservation efforts. Read more about these efforts and our environment-related programs on our website.

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The Latest From Eckerd College

A close-up shot of light-skinned hands, half covered by long, blue sleeves with thumbholes, holds up a white split-open pod of black beans.

Robin Clemmons rips apart a pod of black beans, demonstrating that not many people may realize where crops, like black beans, actually come from. These bean pods need to be dried before volunteers can shell them by hand — in a days work, it's tricky to fill a plastic shopping bag. (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Sr. Correspondent | Eckerd College
Man in cap stands on a pier holding a fishing rod, the line of which is cast into a body of blue water under a blue sky with white clouds.

Fisherman Mark Brooks fishes off the Sunshine Skyway North Pier. Mark is just one example of how fishing fosters community and sustainability. (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Sr. Correspondent | Eckerd College
A person with short hair in a life jacket pulls a white plastic bucket out of a body of water while kneeling in a boat.

Eckerd student samples water near Skyway after the Piney Point spill that occurred earlier this year (Shannon Gowans/Eckerd College).

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Yellow straws sit on the display case in front of a menu at a coffee shop.

Reusable "Simply Straws" for sale at Kahwa Coffee Roasting in St. Petersburg, Florida (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College).

Planet Forward Sr. Correspondent | Eckerd College

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