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Apalachicola Estuary Exploration

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to explore the estuary we depend on, Apalachicola Bay and its connected ecosystem. Learn about the habits and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately linked. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. This class is free; however, reservations are required.

The purpose of this class is to help residents of Franklin and neighboring counties understand the value of this connected ecosystem. Participants will learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, as well as the Bay to come to appreciate the impact of these systems. After the in-class portion, participants will embark on a journey up the river aboard the Reserve’s research vessel to get an up-close look at some of the floodplain ecosystems and distributaries of the river.

Please Note:
*This trip will require moderate walking and climbing in and out of a boat.*

*This class is intended for adult education purposes, so we kindly ask that people registering be 16 years or older.

*If you have taken this class before, please withhold from making reservations allowing others a chance to learn.*

Tickets for the class are free but must be claimed in advance by registering on eventbrite. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Alicia Bruno (850)670-7710 Alicia.Bruno@FloridaDep.gov.