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May 2020

Cancelled: Oyster Ecology 101

May 14, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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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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