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October 2022

Oyster Ecology

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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Free

Learn about the role 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. We will also look at what possibly made the oysters collapse and what is being done to restore them to Apalachicola Bay. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class…

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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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. After the in-class portion, we will embark on a journey up the river aboard the ANERR research vessel Henry Lee to get an up-close look at some of the floodplain ecosystems and distributaries of the river. This class is free, however reservations are…

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Apalachicola Estuary Exploration

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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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. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. For more info and to register go to https://apalachicolabayestuaryexploration.eventbrite.com. This class is free, however reservations are required.

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SciCafe: River flow and Sea Level Rise Impacts on the Apalachicola Bay Food Web

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Changes in river inflow and sea level rise in Apalachicola Bay are likely to occur in the future, but what does this mean for populations of important fishery species as well as the human communities who rely on the estuary? Kira Allen, ANERR’s 2020-22 Margaret A. Davidson Fellow, presents the culmination of her Fellowship research involving a coupled hydrodynamic and food web model and a survey of Apalachicola Bay stakeholders to assess potential future impacts of river flow and sea…

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Bay Friendly Landscaping

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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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 inefficient yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature information on 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 the time you spend on maintenance! Please register for the class in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-friendly-landscaping-tickets-253339263557

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November 2022

Bay Friendly Landscaping

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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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 inefficient yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature information on 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 the time you spend on maintenance! Please register for the class in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-friendly-landscaping-tickets-253339263557

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Apalachicola River & Floodplain

November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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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. After the in-class portion, we will embark on a journey up the river aboard the ANERR research vessel Henry Lee to get an up-close look at some of the floodplain ecosystems and distributaries of the river. This class is free, however reservations are…

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Reserve Wednesday: Sharks with Dr. Dean Grubbs

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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Free
Smalltooth sawfish

Dr. Dean Grubbs with the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab will be the speaker for our November Reserve Wednesday series at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Dr. Grubbs is an expert on pelagic fishes, including several species of sharks and fishes that frequent Florida coastlines. Join us on November 16th at 2PM.

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Apalachicola Estuary Exploration

November 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint,FL32328United States
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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. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. For more info and to register go to https://apalachicolabayestuaryexploration.eventbrite.com. This class is free, however reservations are required.

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SciCafe: FWC Update on Oyster Reef Restoration in Apalachicola Bay

November 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Devin Resko with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will talk about the vision and both the short- and long-term objectives and goals of restoring oyster reefs. To register for the virtual workshop go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3049490429243226639 You will receive a link after you register.

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