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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

October 2014

Panhandle Habitat Series - The Estuaries Class

Thu, Oct 9 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

This class covers the ecology, geology, and economic importance of the Apalachicola Bay Estuary. Learn about the habitats found in the bay, the fascinating plants and animals that inhabit the estuary, plus regulatory and conservation issues. Be prepared to spend part of the day in the classroom and the afternoon on our boat, the "Tideline" trawling, sampling bottom sediments, and exploring life in the oyster beds.

Panhandle Habitat Series - The Barrier Islands Class

Tue Oct 28 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

This class includes the various island habitats, common plants and animals, waves and currents, hurricanes, human impacts,
island and dune formation, erosion and regulatory issues. Dr. Christopher Williams with the Florida Geological Survey is
scheduled to lead the geology segment of this course and Plant Taxonomist Dr. Loren Anderson, Professor Emeritus at FSU, will lead the ecological field study in the afternoon at the St. George Island State Park where we will seine in the Gulf, explore beach and the intertidal benthic habitats, and examine interesting plants and animals.

November 2014

Sci-Cafe: The Lionfish Invasion

Nov 6 (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
A relaxed conversation with scientists and managers about lionfish. Beverages and food are available for purchase.

Panhandle Habitat Series - The River and Floodplains Class

Thu, Nov 13 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)
This class explores the ecology, geology, and natural history of the rivers and floodplains of the Florida Panhandle focused mainly on the Apalachicola River and Floodplain. Other types of river systems will also be discussed. Learn about the rich diversity of animals and plants found in the river and surrounding floodplain of the Apalachicola system and their connection to the bay. Be prepared to spend part of the day in the classroom and part in the field on our boat, the "Tideline" exploring the river and walking in the floodplain.


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