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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

February 2017

  • Splash Trash Exhibit
    Feb 1-11
    Bette Booth has created an interactive art exhibit from recovered beach trash from around the world. The resulting exhibit will be at ANERR February 1-11th, and will be travelling to coastal communities across the country. As a representative of the 5 Gyres Institute and a professional environmental communicator, Bette Booth will give a special talk on February 8th about the global concern of microplastics and the growth of the 5 Great Plastic Gyres. If you feel inspired by her artwork, be sure to stop by on Saturday, February 4th, for our Splash Trash Family Event and make some of your own trash art. Both events and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information visit splashtrashtour.com or contact Emily Jackson at Emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us
  • Behavioral Change Workshop
    Feb 9, 9 am - 3 pm
    Whether you are trying to get people to stop littering or to change their diet motivating someone to change their behavior is a tough job. Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for a workshop on how to craft a message that results in behavioral change. Salter Mitchell, a nationwide marketing and communication agency focused on behavioral change, will share their successful strategies on February 9th, from 9:00am-3:00 pm at ANERR in Eastpoint.  Workshop participants will learn the application of behavior change outreach that will shift how they think about and conduct educational outreach efforts, and will leave feeling more confident about putting this practice into action. The workshop will cover key steps to creating a successful behavior change effort -- from determining one's target behavior and audiences, to conducting research, to developing a plan with creative components purposefully designed to influence behavior. To register at http://gulfalliancetraining.com/detail.aspx?Id=140. For more information contact Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us. or email Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 Emily.A.Jackson@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Florida's Bears
    Wed, Feb 15, 2 - 3 pm
    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is presenting another of its monthly Reserve Wednesday talk this Wednesday, February 15 at 2-3 pm. From cub to adult, you�re welcome to attend to learn about the only species of bear found in Florida! Local bear biologist Kaitlin Goode will talk about black bears and their behavior, ways to mitigate human-bear conflict, and how to live safely in bear country. Conservation efforts for the black bear in Florida have come a long way, and this presentation will contain an update on the status of the Apalachicola sub-population
  • Archaeological Resource Management Training
    Feb 22--23
    Archaeological Resource Management (ARM) Training introduces state land managers to the nature of archaeological resources, Florida archaeology, and the role of the Division of Historical Resources (DHR) in management of state-owned archaeological resources. The course covers the basics of Florida archaeology, how to identify artifacts, and how to record and assess the condition of sites, among other topics. Participants gain a better understanding of the requirements of State and Federal laws with regard to protecting and managing archaeological sites on state managed lands. This training is most helpful for staff in charge of managing environmental lands and those planning any ground disturbance using state or federal funds. To register please visit http://dos.myflorida.com/historical/archaeology/education/arm-training-courses/ and download a registration form. Email the form to Julia.Duggins@dos.myflorida.com.

March 2017

  • Oysters 101
    Fri, Mar 10, 12 - 4 pm
    Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct taste and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Please register 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. Rain date is March 20th.
  • Seagrass Awareness
    Wed, Mar 15, 2 - 3 pm
    Jon Brucker will give a presentation as part of the Reserve Wednesday Talks.
  • Archaeology Day
    Sat, Mar 18, 10 am - 4 pm
    Archaeological evidence indicates that Apalachicola has been occupied for over 2,000 years and was considered a center for culture and commerce. Come learn about area archaeology and the science behind it at Archaeology Day. The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) will be here and participants are encouraged to bring artifacts they wish to be identified, as well as learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in archaeology. This event is free and registration is not required. For more information, please call the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve at (850) 670-7700.
  • Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop
    Fri, Mar 24, 1 - 3:30 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on March 24th from 1:00-3:30pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies.  Learn to be Bay Friendly by implementing some 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. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. The class is free. 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.

April 2017

  • Oysters 101
    Tue, Apr 4, 12 - 4 pm
    Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct taste and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Please register 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. Rain date is March 20th.
  • Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop
    Sat, Apr 8, 1 - 3:30 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a Bay Friendly Landscaping workshop on March 24th from 1:00-3:30pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies.  Learn to be Bay Friendly by implementing some 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. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. The class is free. 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.
  • Estuary Class
    Fri, Apr 14, 12 - 4 pm
    Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, April 14th, 12:00-4:00pm 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 Henry Lee. The workshop will be based at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $20.00. Please register 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. Rain date is April 28th.
  • Reserve Wednesday Talk
    Wed, Apr 19, 2 - 3 pm
    TBA.

May 2017

  • Oysters 101
    Wed, May 3, 1 - 4 pm
    Discover the important role oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. We will learn about what makes Apalachicola Bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct taste and how oysters benefit the ecosystem.  Please register 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. Rain date is March 20th.
  • 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 using 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. 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, registration is suggested. 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 to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Friday, April 12th, 12:00-4:00pm 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 Henry Lee. The workshop will be based at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $20.00. Please register 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. Rain date is April 28th.
  • Wildflowers
    Wed, May 17, 2 - 3 pm
    Erik Lovestrand with Franklin County IFAS Extension will give a presentation as part of the Reserve Wednesday Talks.

 

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