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April 2022

The Collection of Historical/Cultural Resources on State Lands and Resource Impacts

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
Free

Implications of legal and illegal activity on submerged and upland environments. The training focusses on how to identify the three historical resources found on state lands (artifacts, fossils, deadhead logs); how they are each defined by the state; differentiating private lands and waterways from state uplands or sovereign submerged lands; and the proper authorizations required for “legal” collecting of any of the three. Also, the training teaches land managers how to define and assess resource impacts. Authentic artifacts and fossils…

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Oyster Ecology

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
free

Learn about Apalachicola Bay’s famous bivalves! Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem.

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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Exploration

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
FLUnited States
free

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.

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Reserve Wednesday: Below The Waterline – Apalachicola Bay Oysters

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

Oysters are resilient animals that can weather the ups and downs of a fluctuating tidal estuarine ecosystem, but when stressors stack up, even the mighty oyster can suffer. Historically vibrant and thriving oyster reefs that supported numerous commercial fisheries species swiftly collapsed down to critically low populations in a very short time around 2011-2012. Andy Kane from UF’s Department of Environmental and Global Health has been studying common stressors on oysters in Apalachicola Bay and how multiple stressors came together…

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain

April 22 @ 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.” 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.

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Sci Cafe: Understanding the Impacts of Sea Level Rise in Apalachicola Bay

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

Sea levels are rising, leaving coastal communities increasingly vulnerable to inundation, flooding, and storm surge. What factors contribute to sea level rise and how is it affecting our coast? Join us to learn more about how flood risks may change with rising seas in Apalachicola, talk about work already ongoing to address future risk locally, and learn more about what you can do to consider future risk as well. Dr. Renee Collini, Regional Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist with PLACE: Program…

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May 2022

Estuaries Day 2022

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

Estuaries Day 2022 at the Apalachicola NERR Nature Center Free Estuaries Day T-shirt for first 600 guests! Come enjoy the Living Shoreline Exploration, Touch Tanks, Prescribed Fire Activities, Turtle Hurdle Board game, Salt Marsh Bingo, Button Making, Waterfront Race, and the Cast Net Game! When: Friday, May 6, 1:30 - 5:30 PM ET Where: 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 850-670-7700 Free snacks are available, but Mellow Mullet will be on site selling shaved ice! Enter on Island Drive. Event is…

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain

May 13 @ 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.” 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.

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Apalachicola Estuary Exploration

May 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
free

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.

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Reserve Wednesday: Taking the Temperature of Sea Turtle Nests

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

A sea turtle’s eggs depend heavily on the nest’s temperature to develop either into male or female hatchlings. If a nest’s beach is warmer, it will hatch more females than males, so how will climate change affect sea turtle populations? What will that mean for sea turtle conservation efforts? Megan Lamb, a biologist at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, has been conducting a sea turtle nest monitoring program since 2016 as part of the global effort to gain some…

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