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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

September 2016

  • Invasive Exotic Species ID and Control Workshop
    Thu, Sep 15, 9 am - 3 pm
    The workshop is provided by Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance and Florida Forest Stewardship program, and will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Training Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. 
    Many exotic plants are invasive weeds that spread quickly. The rapid and effective dispersal characteristics of these invaders make them extremely difficult to eliminate or manage. This workshop will focus on some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic plants and animals in this region and current strategies to control them.  A $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Please register on-line at http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=118. You can also reserve a space by contacting Anita Grove at the Reserve at (850) 670-7708, Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
    Pesticide Applicator and Forestry Continuing Education Credits are pending. Please share this announcement with others who may be interested.
  • International Coastal Cleanup 2016 - Franklin County
    Sat, Sep 17, 8:30 - 11:30 am
    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting sites for the International Coastal Cleanup. The cleanups are especially important this year after the large amount of human-generated debris that washed ashore after Hurricane Hermine.
  • Estuaries Day Celebration
    Fri, Sep 23, 1:30 - 6 pm
    Activities will include dozens of free, fun and educational activities for kids and adults, including marine animal touch tanks, lessons on casting a fishing rod and estuary-themed games. The first 600 people to arrive will get a free National Estuaries Day T-shirt, and there will be door prizes for adults to win at the end of the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Attendees can also tour Apalachicola NERR's impressive 5,400-square-foot Nature Center and its three large, clear-sided aquariums filled with local sea life, an 80-foot long mural depicting the area's ecosystems, a hands-on Bay Discovery Room and a new interactive seagrass exhibit. The temporary, interactive exhibit entitled "Seagrass is My Home" invites participants to assume the role of a young estuarine animal and step through life in an estuary, learning about the benefits that seagrass provides and the dangers that threaten seagrass habitat. During Estuaries Day, visitors will be able to interact with researchers and volunteers from the Apalachicola  NERR, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, the Environmental Cooperative Science Center (Florida A&M University), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab.
  • Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop
    Fri, Sep 30, 1 - 3:30 pm
    Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Learn to be Bay Friendly by implementing so simple techniques. Participants 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, bio-swales, and more. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328 The class is free, rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.

October 2016

  • Estuary Class
    Fri, Oct 7, 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 to 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 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.
  • Exhibit Opening - Art for the Ocean: Microscopy Photography by Robert Simmons
    Fri, Oct 14, 5 - 7 pm
    The exhibit will run from October 14, 2016 - February 25, 2017.
  • Historic Cultural and Ecological Benefits of Trees
    Thu, Oct 27, 5:30 - 8 pm, Location TBA
    Trees play an important role in Apalachicola's appeal whether they are a 200-year-old moss draped oak trees, huge magnolias or cypress trees. Trees provide shade, add value to our homes, contribute aesthetically to the city's overall historic rural landscape, and they have many ecological benefits. Tree experts will discuss tree care, common disease and pests, understanding the history of urban trees and the modern dangers trees face. This workshop is sponsored by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, and the Apalachicola Planning and Zoning, and the City of Apalachicola. For more information, contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 / Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Compass Communication
    Fri, Oct 28, 10 am - 3 pm
    Learn how to communicate your science to leadership, journalists and the general public. Scientist and researchers will learn how to reach audiences and communicate their messages in a clear and concise way. For more information, contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 / Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

November 2016

  • Estuary Class
    Fri, Nov 11, 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 to 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 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.

 

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