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Apalachicola River and Floodplain

The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Come learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, and the impact interstate relationships play in the control of the river. After the in-class portion, we will embark on a journey up the river aboard the ANERR research vessel…

Free

Oyster Ecology

Learn about the role 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. We will also look at what possibly made the oysters collapse and what is being done to restore them…

Free

Reserve Wednesday: Botanical Legacy of Chapman

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 108 Island Dr., Eastpoint, FL

Join us at the Apalachicola NERR Nature Center for February’s ‘Reserve Wednesday’ talk at 2PM on February 15. Dr. Rebecca Dolan, retired Director of the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University and Franklin County resident, will be discussing the botanical legacy of Alvan Wentworth Chapman. Chapman authored “Flora of the Southern United States” in 1860, the…

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Bay Friendly Landscaping

Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in this workshop will learn about resources to help them transform their inefficient yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature information on innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales. Come find…

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Apalachicola NERR Symposium 2023

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 108 Island Dr., Eastpoint, FL

Join us for the third annual Apalachicola NERR Symposium, highlighting research conducted within the reserve and adjacent areas. Register here if you will be attending in person at the Reserve. Our two-day symposium will feature sessions on productivity in the river and bay, fisheries management, restoration science, and climate change impacts. February 23 • 9AM…

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Exploration

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,…

Free

Beth Appleton’s Art+Science: A Creative Exchange Exhibit Reception

~ What Inspires Us? The Hidden Wonders of Apalachicola Bay ~ Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host “Art+Science: A Creative Exchange” with artist Beth Appleton at the Reserve’s Nature Center located at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. The exhibition represents an explorative and exciting collaboration that connects science and art, the microscopic world and…

Free

Apalachicola River and Floodplain

The Apalachicola River has been called “the Lifeblood of the Bay.” Come learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, and the impact interstate relationships play in the control of the river. After the in-class portion, we will embark on a journey up the river aboard the ANERR research vessel…

Free

Oyster Ecology

Learn about the role 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. We will also look at what possibly made the oysters collapse and what is being done to restore them…

Free

Apalachicola Bay Estuary Exploration

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,…

Free