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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

November 2016

  • Oysters 101
    Thu, Nov 10, 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 gulfalliancetraining.com and click on Oysters 101, 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 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. Class will end at a local restaurant where participants may use their money to purchase oysters and other refreshments.
  • Reserve Wednesdays - Butterflies and Milkweed
    Wed, Nov 16, 2 - 3 pm
    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a free guest lecture about monarch butterflies and milkweed plants on Wednesday, November 16 in the Nature Center. Scott Davis, a park ranger at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, will talk about the relationship between local milkweed and monarch populations, as well as the upcoming monarch migration and how you can landscape your yard to attract them.  Milkweed is a very important plant for the butterfly, as it is the only plant that serves as a food source for the monarch caterpillar. Additionally, the St. Marks Refuge has developed a Monarch-Milkweed Initiative, in which they are breeding many species of milkweed to help bring back a healthy monarch population. 

December 2016

  • Estuary Class
    Fri, Dec 9, 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 learn all about 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.

 

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