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March 2020

Reserve Wednesday: Seagrass Beds

March 18, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 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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