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Chronolog Stations

We are excited to announce a new way for the public to get involved in monitoring our reserve lands through Chronolog photo-monitoring! Chronolog is an easy-to-use worldwide citizen-science tool used to create time lapses from photos submitted by the community. These photos capture vital changes happening daily in our natural lands. ANERR is now home…

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Annual Report – Summer 2021

Message from the Manager In preparation for writing the manager’s message for this edition of the Oystercatcher, I took a look back at last year’s annual report. A year ago, we were seeing the number of new COVID cases grow exponentially in Florida and the Reserve staff was settling into a new normal. Many staff…

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OysterCatcher Spring 2021 Edition

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Student Scholarship Opportunity for Franklin County School Senior

The Friends of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is offering a $2,000.00 scholarship to a Franklin County 12th grade student. The selected student will choose an area of interest and work with the ANERR staff to complete a project related to the mission of the Reserve. 100 total hours of service required to complete…

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Annual Report – Summer 2020

Challenges Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager As I reflect on the past year, it is hard not to focus on our most recent challenge that we are facing. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is just one more item on the list of stressors we’ve experienced over the last decade. Much of the planning we’ve done at the Reserve, either…

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Spotlight on Interns | Madeleine Soss

By Megan Lamb and Madeleine Soss Over the past several years, the  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) has expanded its internship programs.  Internships are commonplace in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields and provide hands-on learning opportunities to students and individuals interested in natural resource fields.  Early research experience can help students sharpen…

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Spotlight on Interns | Sarah Buckley

By Megan Lamb and Sarah Buckley Over the past several years, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) has expanded its internship programs.  Internships are commonplace in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields and provide hands-on learning opportunities to students and individuals interested in natural resource fields.  Early research experience can help students sharpen…

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Spring 2020

River Math By Gibby Conrad, Education Specialist New among the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve’s exhibits is its Watershed Walk, which runs along the boardwalk connecting the butterfly garden to the bay overlook. Visitors travel downstream from the headwaters of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers to the mouth of the Apalachicola River where it empties…

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2019 Annual Report – 40th Anniversary Edition

Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager In the summer of 2002, as I was finishing up my master’s thesis, I had the amazing opportunity to embark on my “big adventure” and move across the country to work at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. As I was interviewing for the position and trying to learn more about…

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Spring 2019

Spring is Here! By Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager Just today, a co-worker commented about how green everything was now. But it isn’t just about trees budding and plants sprouting, it’s about regrowth following the hurricane where areas that were inundated with seawater are now coming back to life. It’s about much of the debris, whether…

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