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September 2020

Apalachicola NERR Hosts Virtual Estuaries Week for 2020

September 19, 2020 - September 26, 2020
FLUnited States

The Apalachicola NERR welcomes Franklin County to attend Virtual National Estuaries Day this September! As a measure of public safety, National Estuaries Day at the Reserve – which usually draws 800 people – has moved online this year. The mission of National Estuaries Day is to connect people with the estuarine community that supports the life of thousands of species, including us, the humans that live off the bay. Annually in the past, that mission was accomplished by inviting students,…

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November 2020

Fostering Behavior Change in Coastal Communities Interactive Webinar

November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This free one-and-a-half-hour, interactive course introduces participants to an effective approach for coastal management projects to influence the way people interact with their environment. Community-based social marketing uses a five-step approach and a set of tools to elicit behavior change in specific audiences in order to address environmental and social problems. Register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/127196290529 You Will Learn How To • Identify the steps involved in community-based social marketing projects • Describe how the approach can improve project design • Practice applying…

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December 2020

Tools and Techniques for Facilitating Virtual Meetings

December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Taking your meetings virtual adds additional planning, preparation, and facilitation in order to ensure smooth sailing and effective engagement. Attend this hour-long training to learn from each other and our virtual facilitation experts to practice several engagement tools and get ideas and answers to your virtual meeting questions. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tools-and-techniques-for-facilitating-virtual-meetings-tickets-127169133301 You Will Learn How To • Identify and address common challenges of virtual engagement • Apply tools to successfully engage participants in a virtual environment This course offers one…

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January 2021

Social Science Basics for Coastal Managers

January 12 @ 9:30 am - January 13 @ 11:30 am

The social sciences are a valuable but often overlooked element of coastal zone management. Issues from marsh restoration to flood mitigation all involve critical human elements— knowledge, values, and attitudes—of the people that live, work, and play in areas we manage. Dr. Chris Ellis and Brenna Sweetman with NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management will lead participants to an exploration and understanding of established social science methods to help increase your capacity to deal with the human dimensions of an environmental…

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Online SciCafe: Update on Aquaculture Leases in Apalachicola Bay

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GoToWebinar, online
Free

Carrie Jones, Environmental Supervisor II with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Aquaculture, will talk about the new water-column aquaculture leases in the western section of Apalachicola Bay. To take part in this talk, please register for Sci-Café Virtual Series: Aquaculture Update by Jan 28, 2021 3:00 PM EST on GoToWebinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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February 2021

Apalachicola NERR Virtual Research Symposium

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Apalachicola NERR's virtual research symposium, highlighting recent research conducted within the Reserve and adjacent areas. The two-day virtual symposium will feature sessions on fisheries management, restoration science, climate change and sea level rise impacts, as well as updates on oyster restoration projects and other large initiatives. Register for each day at the following links: Day 1: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7243088234571539471 Day 2: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7396779069414053901

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Online SciCafe: Apalachicola Bay Systems Initiative with Sandra Brooke

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GoToWebinar, online
Free

Sandra Brooke, the project lead of the Apalachicola Bay Systems Initiative, will give an overview of the of the Initiative. She will describe what has been done so far, what will occur in the upcoming year, who is involved, and how to stay up to date on the project. Please register for Sci-Café Virtual Series: Apalachicola Bay Systems Initiative on Feb 25, 2021 3:00 PM EST on GoToWebinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining…

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March 2021

Online SciCafe: Restoration of MK Ranch

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GoToWebinar, online
Free

Please register for Sci-Café Virtual Series: Apalachicola Bay Systems Initiative on Feb 25, 2021 3:00 PM EST on GoToWebinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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April 2021

Online SciCafe: Oyster Corps Overview

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GoToWebinar, online
Free

Kim Wren, the Assistant Manager for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Joe Taylor, the Executive Director of Franklin's Promise Coalition, will give an introduction and overview of the newly formed Oyster Corps. The Oyster Corps is an offshoot of the Forgotten Coast Conservation Corps and will work with youth, young adults, and veterans to reshell the Apalachicola Bay. Please register for Sci-Café Virtual Series: The Oyster Corps on April 29th, 2021 3:00pm on GoToWebinar. After registering, you will…

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May 2021

Sea Urchin Roundup

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Frank Pate City Boatramp, US-98 and US-71
Port St. Joe,32456Austria
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Free

Help collect live urchins from St. Joseph Bay in a roundup beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The collected urchins – which destroy seagrasses by overgrazing – will be relocated to deeper water by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Event Information Register at Frank Pate City Boatramp (located at corner of US 98 and US 71 in Port St. Joe) Check in begins at 8am. BYO boat and…

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