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August 2019

Turtle Talk

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come learn all about our nesting sea turtles and find out how you can help them! Members of the St. George Island Turtle Patrol team will be on hand to answer questions and give an update about sea turtle nests on the island. Get the chance to touch a sea turtle carapace, or look close-up at loggerhead sea turtle eggs. This air-conditioned event is a wonderful chance to learn more about sea turtles and is great for anyone visiting the…

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Turtle Talk

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come learn all about our nesting sea turtles and find out how you can help them! Members of the St. George Island Turtle Patrol team will be on hand to answer questions and give an update about sea turtle nests on the island. Get the chance to touch a sea turtle carapace, or look close-up at loggerhead sea turtle eggs. This air-conditioned event is a wonderful chance to learn more about sea turtles and is great for anyone visiting the…

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September 2019

National Estuaries Day

September 27 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Friday, September 27, in Eastpoint, Florida. The first 600 visitors will receive a free t-shirt commemorating this year as the Reserve’s 40th anniversary. Activities include free, fun and educational stations for kids and adults including marine animal touch tanks, and estuary-themed games, including a new sea turtle game! Attendees can also tour ANERR’s 5,400 square-foot Nature Center, including an 80-foot long mural depicting the area ecosystems, historical…

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October 2019

Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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Free

Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on near-by water bodies. Participants in the workshop will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class also features innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales. Come find out how to be good to the bay and reduce your water bills. Please register for the class in advance Any additional questions can be addressed to Anita Grove…

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve this Fall as we explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The class cost is free to attend…

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River & Floodplain Class

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Freshwater from the river mixes with salty gulf creating Apalachicola Bay, one of the most pristine and productive estuaries in the country. The river has always played an important role in Apalachicola’s history and it is vital to our lives today. It is also a significant resource for the state of Florida. Its freshwater flow is critical to the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants will…

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Oyster Ecology Workshop

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Learn about Apalachicola’s famous bivalves! This class will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance to walk along an oyster bar (tide permitting) and look at its inhabitants under a microscope. This class is full of…

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Living Shorelines

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can actually often increase the rate of coastal erosion as well as remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on using Living Shorelines to combat erosion on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm for local…

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November 2019

Bay Friendly Landscaping

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in the workshop will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales. Come find out how to be good to the bay and reduce your water bills. Please register for the class in advance Any additional questions can be addressed to Anita…

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve this Fall as we explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The class cost is free to attend…

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