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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center
108 Island Drive
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-7700

May 2017

  • Oysters 101
    Wed, May 3, 1 - 4 pm
    Come learn about the famous bivalves of Apalachicola Bay! This class offered by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 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 to walk along an oyster bar, and look at its inhabitants under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and along the tidal flats.
    Registration is required and the cost is $20 per person. Visit http://gulfalliancetraining.com and click on Oysters 101, May 3, click the box marked Register in the upper right. Space is limited. The class will meet at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the upstairs classroom at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint FL 32328. For more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or by email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us or Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us. Participants need to bring long pants with a belt and socks, or their own fishing waders.
  • Bay-Friendly Landscaping
    Fri, May 5, 1 - 3:30 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in the workshop will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales.
    Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option, for a small fee, to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The class is free, but rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or by email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us or Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or by email  emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Living Shorelines
    Tue, May 9, 2 - 4  pm
    Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often increase coastal erosion and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm for residents and homeowners. The workshop will discuss living shorelines vs. harden shorelines, how to evaluate a shoreline by considering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wave direction, vegetation, and soil type, and present living shoreline methods, materials, permitting, and share success stories of local living shorelines. We will also look at types of plants to plant and visit a local living shoreline. The lecture is free. To register go to http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=150  For more information, please contact Anita Grove at 850-670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Estuary Class
    Fri, May 12, 12 - 4 pm
    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 on Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00-4:00pm 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 workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register for in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us or Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Wildflowers
    Wed, May 17, 2 - 3 pm
    Come learn about Florida's flowering flora. The Florida Panhandle hosts a stunning assortment of flowering plants for nature enthusiasts to enjoy. Erik Lovestrand, director of Franklin County�s UF/IFAS Extension office, will talk about some common springtime flowering trees and wildflowers and then guide a short walk on the nature trail at the Apalachicola Nature Center to give everyone a chance to see what is blooming now.

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