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April 2020

Oyster Ecology 101

April 23 @ 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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May 2020

Apalachicola River & Floodplain Class

May 1 @ 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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Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

May 8 @ 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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Oyster Ecology 101

May 14 @ 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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Reserve Wednesday: Mapping Coastal Change with Drones

May 20 @ 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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