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February 2020

Reserve Wednesday: Oyster Farming in North Florida

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Shellfish aquaculture in Florida consists primarily of clam farming. However, along the Panhandle primarily in Apalachicola, there are several operations culturing the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Director, will talk about this emerging industry of oyster farming here in North Florida.

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Living Shorelines for Residents

February 20 @ 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 Thursday, Feruary 20, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm for local…

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Sci-Cafe: Art + Science | The Hidden World of Apalachicola Bay

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JOBA Gallery, 230 Water St.
Apalachicola,FL32320United States
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Free

(Presented at JOBA Gallery at High Cotton - 230 Water St. Apalachicola, FL) Consuming vast amounts of carbon dioxide, diatoms are masters at photosynthesis, taking energy from the sun and transforming it into the air we breathe. Their beautiful and diverse patterns and shapes form sturdy glass-like houses that are so responsive to the dynamics of the world that surrounds them they are used to help monitor and maintain the health of Florida’s waters. “Mysteriously beautiful, I have learned that…

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March 2020

Bay Friendly Landscaping

March 12 @ 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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Reserve Wednesday: Seagrass Beds

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Jon Brucker will talk about the diverse and fragile ecosystems that surround seagrasses in the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves.

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

March 20 @ 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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May 2020

Cancelled: 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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Cancelled: 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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Cancelled: 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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Cancelled: Reserve Wednesday: Mapping Coastal Change with Drones

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Dr. Michael Starek and Kelsi Schwind, from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, will talk about the process of using remote-operated aerial cameras to document the shape and composition of the coastlines, and to track changes over time.

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