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March 2020

Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

March 27 @ 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 Spring 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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Sci-Cafe: Oysters in Our Bay

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastpoint Beer Company, 374 US 98
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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Free

(Presented at Eastpoint Beer Company - 374 US 98 Eastpoint, FL) Oysters are a keystone species, meaning they support large swaths of an ecological food web. In addition to filtering and feeding the bay they also provide shelter for many other creatures that depend on the clumps of shells for protection. In this talk we will discuss all these things in more detail as well as talk about some of the challenges that currently face our beloved bivalves. Registration is…

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April 2020

Bay Friendly Landscaping

April 2 @ 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 this 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. The class is free but please register in advance on our Eventbrite page found here.…

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

April 10 @ 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, and its freshwater flow is critical to the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants…

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Reserve Wednesday: Taking the Temperature of Sea Turtle Nests

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Megan Lamb from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is ‘eggsamining’ the temperatures in sea turtle nests. Sea turtles eggs are very sensitive to thermal changes – temperatures during incubation have an impact on the ratio of female and male hatchlings that develop in a nest. Come to the Reserve's Nature Center to hear about a research project that looks into finding out what's going on under the sand.

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

April 17 @ 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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Oyster Ecology 101

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

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 look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and…

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May 2020

Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

May 1 @ 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, and its freshwater flow is critical to the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants…

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

May 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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Oyster Ecology 101

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

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 look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and…

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