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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 2017

  • Franklin County Coastal Cleanup
    Sat, Sep 16, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    At Millender Park in Eastpoint, as well as nine other locations.
  • Bay-Friendly Landscaping
    Fri, Sep 22, 1 - 3:30 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, September 22, 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape that attracts birds and wildlife. 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, tickets available at https://anerrbayfriendlylandscaping.eventbrite.com. 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.
  • National Estuaries Day
    Fri, Sep 29, 1:30 - 6 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Friday, September 29, in Eastpoint, Florida. Activities will include dozens of free, fun and educational activities for kids and adults including marine animal touch tanks, and estuary-themed games. Imagine what it's like to be a sea turtle hatchling, find out how we help track monarch butterflies, and learn about our Apalachicola Bay estuary from the Forgotten Coast Mermaid.
    Attendees can also tour ANERR's 5,400 square-foot Nature Center with its three large aquariums filled with local estuarine and marine life, an 80-foot long mural depicting the area ecosystems, and a hands-on Bay Discovery Room. The Sea Turtles of the Forgotten Coast exhibit, also on display in the Nature Center, shows you what a sea turtle nest looks like below the sand, shows videos of nesting sea turtles and hatchlings, and demonstrates what responsible beach residents can do to help sea turtles! For more information contact the Apalachicola National Research Reserve at 850-670-7700.

October 2017

  • Estuary Class
    Fri, Oct 6, 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, October 6, 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 out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328. The class is $25.00. Please register in advance, tickets available on https://anerrestuaryclass.eventbrite.com/. 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.
  • Oysters 101
    Fri, Oct 13, 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 $25 per person. Visit   https://anerroysters101.eventbrite.com to register. 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 socks or their own fishing waders.
  • Bay-Friendly Landscaping
    Fri, Oct 27, 1 - 3:30 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, October 27, 1:00-3:30 pm. Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape that attracts birds and wildlife. 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, tickets available at https://anerrbayfriendlylandscaping.eventbrite.com. 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.

 

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